Host of ‘Highlife Time’ on Accra 100.5 FM, Eric Owusu Gyimah (Oyokodehye Kofi), has criticised dancehall artiste, Michael O’Mint, known in showbiz as Jupiter, for indicating that highlife songs are not Ghanaian music.
Jupiter had told Accra-based Joy FM that although highlife songs originate with the people of Ashanti the genre remains among only Asantes and could not be considered as a Ghanaian music.
“Highlife is not Ghanaian music…Highlife music is Ashanti music,” he told Doreen Andoh on Cosmopolitan Mix on Joy FM.
He added: “We have different tribes here in Ghana… Do you know we have Borborbor? So when you say Ghanaian music, it has to be a mixture of all of that.”
But reacting to these comments in an exclusive interview with AccraFM.com, Oyokodehye Kofi, said Jupiter made the comments out of ignorance.
“Learn history and be informed,” he told Jupiter, adding that “and who told you that highlife is Asante’s music not Ghanaian music?”