Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, a veteran of Ghana’s Highlife music scene, has stated his distaste of the socially conscious substance of songs created by youthful musicians.
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley a firm believer that music has the ability to educate, create peace, and heal.
But he claimed recently in an appearance on the GTV Breakfast Show that the songs of young musicians don’t represent the social events taking on around them, but instead concentrate on unimportant issues like their girlfriends.
He continued by saying that younger musicians write these types of songs because they have fewer obligations than their more experienced rivals, who have a more mature outlook on life.
“If I’m going to talk about it, I think they are singing more about their girlfriends than what is happening socially because if you watch recent music videos, you will see these young girls always shaking their butts”, Mr. Ambolley said.
“I don’t blame them because the young ones don’t have responsibilities, if you have a responsibility, it will reflect in your lyrics and your music videos but I think they are enjoying themselves, so you can find out from their video and how everything is being portrayed.”
Mr. Ambolley believes that young musicians should utilize their music to influence society positively and that they should be more conscious of the social concerns that affect them.