Source: Ghana | Hitz FM |
King Lagazee, host of Lagazee Soundz Show on Hitz FM has hit back at international reggae musician Luciano over his comments that Ghanaian reggae and dancehall artistes are copy-cats.
The radio show host said Luciano’s claims are unfounded because, in his view, Ghanaian reggae and dancehall artistes do authentic and original music.
Luciano in an interview with Winford William on the ‘OnStage’ show in Jamaica claimed that most Ghanaian dancehall artistes go on the internet and try to copy what the Jamaican artistes do instead of being original.
“These young artistes now are emulating what is going on in Jamaica, instead of making the Jamaicans popular in Ghana they are making their own popularity, they look on the internet and steal every move going on in Jamaica,” he said
King Lagazee, in a debate with dancehall radio presenter, Mr. Logic on the issue on Hitz @ 1 on Hitz FM, said the Ghanaian reggae/dancehall songs are unique because they are fused with local dialects.
“What we are doing in Ghana is original. Artistes like Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale, if you listen to their music, they are fused with ‘Ewe’ and ‘Ga’ so I don’t think what Luciano is saying is right.”
“We are even promoting the genre here more than the Jamaicans, look at Ghanaian celebrated dancehall artiste winning BET and winning the Ironman over Alkaline from Jamaica, it tells you that what we are doing over here is the real thing,” he said passionately.
Mr. Logic on the other hand shared the same view with Luciano saying that the Jamaican artiste’s words have been misinterpreted.
Logic said, “If a man like Luciano who is a top reggae star from Jamaica comes to Ghana and hears a Jamaican terminology that belongs to a certain brand, he will definitely speak like that.”
He further indicated that, Ghanaian reggae/dancehall artistes are glorifying most of the Jamaican content without acknowledging Jamaicans.
Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale also reacting to Luciano’s comments in an interview on Personality Profile on Joy FM, said, even though Ghanaian dancehall artistes share the same vibes as Jamaican artistes, he believes Ghanaians are rather promoting the music genre more than the Jamaicans do.