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The good old days: Oheneba Kissi 'dismantles' highlife music on live TV

It was all fun when Ghanaian highlife Music icon, Oheneba Kissi took the stage of United Showbiz to entertain viewers back to the good old days.

The legendary highlife musician thrilled viewers with some hit song including ABC, Ohemaa, Adom Nyame, Kabribi Kyere me, and many more.

Followers who were watching the show could not hide their joy as most of them confessed that highlife music is indeed the best.

The host of the program, Nana Ama Macbrown and her guests could not relax but danced to the thrilling performance from Oheneba Kissi.

The highlife icon in a remark bemoaned the current state of the highlife Music.

According to him the genre is currently losing its relevance since upcoming highlife artists are unable to interpret the Ghanaian culture through music.

"In our time, we used to write good music. I was working with Osei Kwame Despite in the making of the old school music. We were using the local dialect to communicate history but today, the youth sing and conduct interviews with the Queens language. In our time, we were using proverbs to sing and our songs also educate. Highlife is evolving, we used to get money in our time but those in the market today are making more. I recorded my last album in 2008, we have not been consistent so the young highlife artists are not following our footsteps as expected". He noted.

He adds that some of the new highlife musicians have copied his music without asking permission. Oheneba Kissi revealed that he has reported some of them to copyright but nothing has been done.

"People copy my music without telling me. Kelvin Boy sampled my music without informing me. You cannot just take my song without informing me. I wrote to copyright but had no response. I reminded them but nobody heard me. But if I think it's too much, I will take him to court". He noted

The outstanding Performance of Oheneba Kissi has reminded the youth of today that Ghana is indeed the inventor of highlife Music.

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