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Interview: Koo kyei suggests ways Eastern music can takeover, shares working experience with Amakye Dede and many more



Ghanaian musician, Koo kyei on Saturday evening granted his first ever radio interview in 2021 with Jah Solo on Bryt 99.1 FM in Koforidua, the Eastern regional capital.

The radio conversation saw the musician opened up on many topical issues ranging from his family life, music, artistes beefing each other to his working experience with Veteran Highlife musician, Amakye Dede.

During the radio conversation which lapsed for close to an hour, the Ghetto records signee explained reasons why he didn’t put out a song towards the end of the year after his annual Koo Kyei Live concert. According the musician, last year was a very challenging one due to the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic not to him alone but the entire music fraternity in Ghana and beyond. He also added that he took advantage of the situation to rebrand and redirect the focus for his music. — Watch full interview here

The rebounding agenda saw him redistribute his previous releases to all streaming platforms, recreate commercial photos for his identity, got closer to his fan base and about to release songs that will carry fans away.

The Eastern music awards winner on some industry politics told Jah solo that he’s aware of how colleague musicians always take advantage of him to promote their works in the media.

The silky musician who in a Facebook post weeks ago promised to hold the Daasebre Gyamenah mantle higher after his death also described his working experience with Amakye Dede literally as a learning curve that is shaping his musical career. His most recent appearance with Amakye Dede was at Sarkodie’s virtual concert held at the Independence Arch in Accra,Ghana..

On ways music from the Eastern region can match up to what is happening in the mainstream, the “Control it” hit maker suggest that artistes should focus on putting out good music instead of the too much interest in industry politics, unnecessary attacks on fellow artiste and also learn from people who know how to turn things around for the better.

He also added that the media should reinforce their support for artistes and all the existence awards schemes should also reward hard work instead of trying to please certain individuals.

Koo kyei is by far one of the most hardworking artistes from the East side of Ghana with many songs to his credit. He has songs with BET Awards winner, Stonebwoy and other with Paa kwasi of the defunct music group, Dobble. Besides music, he also works with the Ghana National Fire Service.