Ghanaian highlife maestro Dada Hafco is singing praises for Afua Asantewaa, the mastermind behind the groundbreaking Sing-A-Thon, acknowledging her role in reinvigorating the global perception of Ghanaian music.
Dada Hafco is emphatic in his commendation of Afua Asantewaa, attributing the Sing-A-Thon’s success to its ability to dispel preconceived notions about Ghanaian songs lacking the capacity to captivate audiences. He expresses his thrill at Asantewaa’s accomplishments, asserting that her dedication positions her as a worthy ambassador for the rich tapestry of Ghanaian music.
The Sing-A-Thon initially faced skepticism, with doubts raised about the widespread appeal of Ghanaian music at large events. However, Afua Asantewaa shattered expectations during her immersive five-day musical journey, showcasing both classic and contemporary Ghanaian songs with undeniable flair.
Drawing a parallel with the unified support witnessed when rapper Kwesi Arthur earned a BET nomination in 2018, Dada Hafco envisions Afua Asantewaa’s triumph as a transformative moment for the industry. He underscores the necessity for ongoing projects that celebrate and amplify Ghanaian music on the global stage.
Reflecting on this watershed moment, Dada Hafco remarked, “If my memory serves me right, the last time everyone jumped on board a Ghanaian music ship to sail this deep into the waters was when Kwesi Arthur got a BET nomination.” As Asantewaa’s triumph echoes a resounding note for the industry, the hope is for a continued wave of initiatives that elevate Ghanaian music to unprecedented heights worldwide.