Highlife musician, Rex Omar
The expert highlife musician, Rex Omar advised Shatta Wale to change his title into king of Highlife.
While justifying his statement he said that he listened to three or four Shatta Wale’s beautiful songs. According to him, the musician is own creation of a new brand of highlife but he prefers to call it dancehall. He is using different instruments to play some of the elements of highlife. It has nothing to do with dancehall but he prefers to call it dancehall because he looks up to them.
Few of his words are present as below:
‘Jamaica, small country likes Kumasi, they believed in themselves, they’ve preserved their culture, marketed it throughout the world and … Ghanaians want to be like them. It would have been far much more attractive. If I had my way, I would have advised Shatta Wale to be the ‘King of Highlife’ around the globe because most of the things he is doing [have] more highlife elements in [them].’
He clarified that Jamaicans will never accept him as a dancehall artiste but he sits in Ghana and he says he is ‘Dancehall King’ meanwhile he refers him as a ‘Highlife King’.
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