Afrobeat wonder kid, Kelvyn Boy is urging industry folks not forgetting the award schemes to create an “Afrobeat” category for the genre on their various schemes to help push the afrobeat agenda forward.
According to the Burniton Music Group’s signee, the afrobeat genre sculpt out of the Ghanaian HighLife music genre, is breaking boundaries than expected in the music circle worldwide and needs to stand out like any other genres on award schemes rather than it been embedded in other genres.
The ‘Mea’ hitmaker said Ghanaians are not championing enough for the fruits of Ghana’s HighLife genre.
In an exclusive interview on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, the afrobeat crooner who released his ‘T.I.M.E’ album later in June, urged musicians to uphold the HighLife legacy.
He believes music pundits do not have HighLife music at heart if the biggest award scheme, Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA’s) does not include Afrobeats as a category.
This is not the first time Kelvyn Boy is demanding Afrobeat be made a category in award schemes. He first made the call while performing at the 9th edition of the Ghana Meets Naija concert.
Kelvyn Boy added if the awards schemes do not have a category for something that is ours “we are lost as an industry and as a nation.”
“We did Afrobeats 50 years back before Nigerians started. It got influenced by hilife and a lot of songs we jam to now, are Afrobeats songs. Imagine we don’t even have our own Afrobeats,” he told Andy Dosty host of Daybreak Hitz.
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