Highlife musician, Akwaboah Junior, has urged artists to cherish and uphold the genre because it has the potential to project Ghana to the world.
Despite the proliferation of new genres like Dancehall, Afro-pop and Amapiano, the singer stressed that highlife music will stand the test of time; hence, must be embraced by Ghanaians.
“The truth is that highlife is for us; so, no matter the genre that comes, highlife will still stand tall. It’s just a matter of time for us, Ghanaians, to really embrace that fact that highlife is ours.
“I’ve been to certain countries that when you play any other song they know and when we start with ‘Amponsah’, they’d be like ‘this is different’.
I know this [highlife] is what is going to sell us but it’s just a matter of time,” he told Prime Morning Host, Jay Foley on Monday, February 21, 2022.