Reintroduce music in schools – Wutah
Reunited music duo Wutah has advised government to reintroduce music into the country’s school curricula.
According to them, this will not only breed good musicians in the country but also make them independent and have solo careers.
Speaking on Entertainment Capital on Accra100.5FM on Saturday 27 May, one member of the group, Afriyie (Frank Osei), said they were able to survive as solo artistes after they broke up in 2009 because of their ability to each play a musical instrument – the guitar.
“I’ve been advocating something on my Facebook page and it’s on the Wutah page as well that we should reintroduce music into our curriculum in the various schools. Because when you do that the outcome is you breed better musicians who play at least an instrument, and you can never take a musician who plays at least an instrument for granted,” he told show host Bismark Boachie (DJ Premier).
He added: “If today Charterhouse, which organises a lot of shows, says [it] will not invite me to any of their shows, we can still hold our guitars, sit at Kaneshie, and play and not go hungry. So, that’s the beauty of it. So when we broke up, that was what helped us. We both play the guitar so we don’t need shows to survive. I can put together my own show and at the end I will go home and be OK and I think that is what kept us going until now.”
Wutah came into the limelight in 2004 when it contested for the Nescafé Africa Revelation music competition in Accra and came second to Praye.
Their debut album, Anamontuo, which has songs like Adonko, Goosie Gander, and Big Dreams was an instant hit which earned them 11 nominations including Most Popular Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Artiste of the Year in the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
In 2009, they separated due to unknown reasons and went solo but are reunited with a new single AK47.