Music producer and sound engineer Fred Kyei Mensah has mounted a spirited defence for Emelia Brobbey after the actress was heavily trolled on social media for releasing her debut song.
Twitter and Facebook were flooded with comments which sought to mock Emelia Brobbey as users suggested she made a big mistake venturing into music. Among other things, tweeps taunted her for singing with a “frog voice” that "has the power to drive away mosquitoes".
But in a post, Fred Kyei Mensah, known in showbiz as Fredyma said Emelia Brobbey’s ‘Fa Me Ko’ is not as terrible as some are suggesting.
“She might not be one of the gifted singers on the continent but I can confidently say with all my 36 years in the music industry as a professional sound engineer and over my 50+ years on this planet that, she tried her best,” he argued.
“One of the ingredients one uses to measure one's song is the 3T's of music that is, timing, tuning and tempo! Did she have all these applied in her song? I say yes she did. She never went off key, timing was good and tempo excellent.
“We can criticize her vocal delivery on the song. It lacked dynamics and was raw. The instrumentation and the arrangements is a two chord progression song of the doh and fah chords. It could have been better with the arrangements moving to other progressions,” Fredyma added.
The experienced sound engineer advised that Emelia Brobbey should rather be encouraged as there is more room for improvement.
He said: “You might not appreciate the music maybe based on your perception about her being an actress and ‘forcing’ her way into music. Her lyrics are on point. With a good voice coach like Freeman Daniel Ame, she can be transformed. She has the potential if she would give herself ample time to learn the rudiments of music. Let's encourage her rather than asking her to quit music. Practice makes a man perfect. Emelia Brobbey, time will tell.”
Fred Kyei Mensah
Below are some tweets about Emelia Brobbey’s song
My grandmother couldn’t walk for years but thanks to emelia brobbeys music she stood up and turned off the tape. God bless you #emeliabrobbey— OHENEBA (@Nsafoahene1) December 11, 2019
After carefully listening to the song, i can confidently say that Akrobeto wrote the song, Yaw Dabo and Don Little did the production. Its a hit m33hhn #EmeliaBrobbey— Kwabena Gyegyefo) (@Nii_Shidaa) December 12, 2019
I’m sorry I’m saying this but Emelia Brobbey sounded like her vocal cord wasn’t in accord with what she was doing. She sounded like she was being strangled especially at the Ga part and I don’t want to even talk about the video.????#EmeliaBrobbey— Le Roy (@kwadjo_lee) December 12, 2019
Wode? just imagine Archipalago ft Emilia Brobbey. u just imagine k3k3 ????#EmeliaBrobbey— malchiel josech (@jmalchiel) December 12, 2019
Last year a friend of mine told me VGMA will introduce a new category for the worst song of the year. I told him is not necessary but after listening to the wonderful and melodious song from #EmeliaBrobbey I think this category is seriously needed. ????????????— Patapaa’s Manager (@Farrioguy) December 12, 2019
Do you have a sick relative ?a love one that is dead ? or lazy friend who don't wanna get up and go to work ?— Paa solo (@PaaSolo_II) December 12, 2019
well there's a new miracle in town called ")d) famek)" manufactured by #EmeliaBrobbey
just play it on loud speaker and see wonders.
Patapaa gave us Scopatumana, we no bore, Achipalago gave us y33she, we no bore.. Emelia Brobbey, where did we go wrong? #EmeliaBrobbey— Kwabena Gyegyefo) (@Nii_Shidaa) December 12, 2019
I was having serious headache as soon as i listen to #EmeliaBrobbey new song i am better now. The voice that can heal. Play it now to recieve your miracle.— king swiss (@kwame_Asare_sw) December 12, 2019
Eh Sister #EmeliaBrobbey we love you for your movies. Enti Sister , is the song nice in your ears? Haaba.... voice paaa nie... kai . Your passion is listening and dancing to music but not making music. Pls focus on the movies wai.— MzNanaYaa_1 (@NanaYaaAmoah1) December 12, 2019
Emelia Brobbey's voice and singing de3 it reminds me of how frogs sing when it rains.????????sister wai paa please venture into something else wai.we beg????????????— I'm Kobby Praise. (@PraiseKobby) December 11, 2019
Emelia Brobbey' voice on that track can awaken komfo Anokye and Yaa Asantewaa from death— Kwame Kyei (@themakosam) December 11, 2019