Music Thu, 19 May 2011

Kwabena Kwabena Defends Okyeame Kwame

Contemporary Highlife musician, Kwabena Kwabena has finally joined the debate over who actually sang the chorus of the song ‘Faithful Girls’.

This follows recent reports that the 2009 Artiste of the Year, Okyeame Kwame (OK), who owns the song, did not sing the chorus credited to him, but rather Kwabena Kwabena. In what appears to be a vindication of an earlier stand taken by Okyeame Kwame that he wrote and sang the chorus (and the rap verse), as well as the entire lyrics of the song, Kwabena Kwabena has admitted he did not sing the chorus.

Kwabena reportedly made the claim last week Monday. “Really, I don’t know who and how this started because I’ve not said it anywhere that I sang the chorus. And the truth, indeed, is that I didn’t sing the chorus.

“Okyeame Kwame, as I’ve known him, is not only a good rapper, but an interesting singer to listen to as well. Do you know that he rapped and sang the chorus of his song ‘Kwame Ghana’ all by himself? That’s his talent I’m talking about.”


In a response to how come he (Kwabena Kwabena) was linked to singing the chorus, he explained: “I only did some little, little back-ups and ad-libs on it.”

‘Faithful Girls’, the latest single of Okyeame Kwame, which was released earlier this year, features songbird Bertha Karikari of Stars of the Future fame. The song is currently topping musical charts in the country, with its video fascinating music lovers.

Touching on the song’s prospects so far, Okyeame Kwame, who is currently on a musical tour of Europe, said: “This is only a single from my upcoming album ‘The Clinic’, to be released soon, so I consider such a reception as good news.”

Source: NewsOne