Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall Musician – Kankarah Jahvybz – has dropped a controversial statement on Hitz 103.9fm.
In his very blunt comments, he spitefully says more fraud boys have infiltrated the music business and doing slack lyrics that don’t hold water. According to him, “these boys browse the internet to make some little money so they think they can do anything; most of them are not thoroughbred musicians so they can’t create proper content that stands the test of time.”
“Many can’t hold a key on stage, they don’t know anything about music notes, they can’t even perform because they don’t have the energy and flair. Their lyrics don’t carry substance, they are all about the hype and sadly they are the ones in the headlines and confusing the culture. Some of us have sacrificed a lot to be where we are and we grew through the ranks and learned things rightfully to become well-groomed musicians. I began holding the microphone and performing at age 9,” Konkarah added.
Below is a link to the full interview Konkarah Jahvybz had on Sunday, April 10 2022, on Ghana’s biggest Reggae radio magazine, “Yaad Settingz” hosted by multiple award-winning Selector, King Lagazee.
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Konkarah who began his EP after a successful launch has been busy shooting videos from the EP to promote the works. 4 videos he says have been shot so far with a first video released featuring Kelvyn Boy titled “A Go Dey”, an upbeat Lovers’ Rock Reggae song shot on location in Kokrobite.
In line with similar concerns, Ghanaian Musicians like Blakk Rasta, Knii Lante, and Red Wan, just to name a few have also bitterly lamented about how dwindling the Reggae and Dancehall business is local. On the international level too, however, there have been similar concerns from Influential and Legendary Musicians like Shaggy, Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Kabaka Pyramid, Tony Matterhorn who also felt too much fusion of Riddims and mumble rap has dented the music I business, especially with the employment of slack lyrics from newbie artistes; they also complained about the too much fusion of other genres into Reggae and Dancehall music thus, making the ‘twin-genre’ lose its originality in production. Konkarah Jahvybz hints of his next new video titled “Davi” which featured Yaa Pono.
(Story: Elorm Beenie)