Music producer Fredyma defends Emelia Brobbey over ‘frog voice’ song

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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

Source: www.ghanaweb.com