The Ghanaian musical pool keeps getting some serious hardcore talents who are making a mark in history books. www.sammyflex.com has sighted a real talent in the music industry called Asonaba. Asonaba is one of Ghana’s many unsung talents who is making waves even though they are yet to gain massive recognition by the public.
Isaac Asonaba Kwadwo Nomafo aka Asonaba is a sensational highlife artist who started highlife music in 2010. In an interview with www.sammyflex.com, he talked about himself and some industry issues. Enjoy the conversation.
His new song titled “Sika” is a highlife song with deep content. The man who is based in Nkawkaw also describes it as a true life story. “Sika is a real story that happened to me in 2015. I was dating a girl and we were supposed to go to an event together, she asked for money to buy Brazilian hair for the event but at that time, I wasn’t having enough money so I told her I will give her half of the money but she got angry. On the day of the event, I saw her with another guy with her having the Brazilian hair on, so after the show I called her to ask who the guy was but she told me I can’t even take care of her hair how can I look after her. When I went home, I was looking through my photo album and I saw her pics and that gave me the inspiration to write this song and also to send a message across to the youth that money should not lead relationships but with time, everyone will get money” he told www.sammyflex.com.
Being hard working and very determined to break through the music industry despite the challenges, the “Sika” hitmaker has over eight songs to his credit which includes Tsoobi, Angel, Galamsey, True lover and many more with the hope of adding some collections for the entire album. He revealed that he gets his motivation from what goes on in life. “Music is life and what ever goes on in life motivates me to do music” Asonaba added.
Asonaba hasn’t been signed to any record label yet but has a team called “Asonaba music” and a supporting organization in UK, called “Do your why” giving him some assistance. He stated he is a Musiga member and still waiting for his card. Asonaba has performed on many major shows including “Bliss on the hills” which happened at Kwahu in the Eastern Region.
“My fear as an artist is that highlife music will die because Nigerian music has taken over. I’m ready to raise highlife to the next level if Ghanaians accept me and know that highlife is for Ghana because some Ghanaian songs have lost its traditional content though my songs are very deep”he said when asked about his fears as an artiste. Get to know his role models and be inspired by them too. They are Oheneba Kissi, Daddy lumba, Amakye Dede, and Obrafour. “I have faced many problems but the main one is moneynow though i have the believe that everything will be okay. I pray for a concrete management to take care of my needs in music because of the good songs I am bringing out. I have a strong media support both in Eastern Region and Accra”he narrated.
The “Tsoobi” hitmaker`s vision is to project and rejuvenate the old highlife music and to put an end to Nigerian songs that have gained dominance over Ghana.
“What I dislike in this industry is that we don’t like and support our own especially some Ghanaian DJ’s not playing Ghanaian songs. I also don’t understand why profane songs travel and go far than non profane songs” he queried. I’m looking forward to collaborate with Teacher Boateng and Amake Dede or some of the old Highlife musicians because their songs are with deep lyrics which encouraged to write “Akoko sense” about life”,he added.
He concluded by reminding Ghanaians that highlife music is our own which sells Ghana to the world so Ghanaians should not reject it. Take a time to download and listen to “sika”, a smashing hit and a true life story. https://www.ndwompa.com/asonaba-sika-prod-by-ubbs/
STORY BY: GIDEON NII LAMPTEYSON & RICHARD OPPONG ANSONG
Samuel Atuobi Baah aka Sammy Flex is a committed broadcaster and a writer based in Ghana. He has over a decade experience as a newspaper editor and manager publishing the Flex Newspaper since 2007. On radio and television, he has made history starting the first ever Showbiz or Entertainment based programme in the morning on radio during his days at Pluzz FM and still does same at Zylofon FM as well as hosting numerous television shows. He is a major contributor and a promoter of the arts in Ghana. Contact him via email@example.com or +233-024-351-4732
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