The Ghanaian music industry has been doing fair well over the years with recent genres such as Dancehall, Afrobeat and Afropop topping the charts on major radio stations in the country.
As far as music is concerned, the lyrics matter. According to the Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson, the Ghanaian musicians have not done enough to compose songs for their fans who are kids. She believes there’s no song that kids can listen to free of profane lines.
She made these interesting comments during an interview with Kobby Kyei News after an Essay Competition program organized by Yvonne Nelson Glaucoma Foundation. An NGO that she has been running for the past 10 years now.
“I just finished with the Essay Competition and I was looking for a song to play. A song that can empower and inspire the kids. I’ve searched through my playlist and I have found none”, she stated.
She pleaded with the Ghanaian artists to also consider the young ones in their fan base and compose songs for their listening.
The Yvonne Nelson Glaucoma Foundation held their final Essay Competition today at Just Like Mama Complex where students from various schools came to showcase their essay writing skills.
The third runner-up, Vanessa Nyarkoa Afreh, took home GHS 2,000 cash prize, the second runner up, Joycelyn Agyin also took home GHS 3,000 cash prize and GHS 1,000 shopping voucher. The winner of this year’s Essay Competition, Mary Margaret was given GHS 5,000 cash prize and GHS 15,000 shopping voucher.
After the competition, Kobby Kyei News interviewed some of the students and they have also raised concerns about the kind of songs in the system which makes it difficult for them to relate to. They have also pleased with the musicians to compose songs without profane words for them to enjoy.