Afro-pop music maestro, Kojo Antwi, may have surprised many listeners recently when he said that his favourite artiste in Ghana was Daddy Lumba. He was speaking in an interview with Fiifi Banson on Peace FM.
When he asked who his favourite artiste in Ghana was, Kojo Antwi answered: “I know my answer will come as a surprise to many people. My favourite artiste in Ghana is Daddy Lumba. He explained further that he chose Daddy Lumba as his favourite artiste because he has contributed in many ways to the musical heights he himself has attained.
According to Kojo Antwi, the standard of artistry and musical genius of Daddy Lumba has motivated him to work harder as an artiste. However, he made it clear that he does not regard Lumba as a challenge to him because they play different styles of music. He settled on ‘Aben Wo Ha’, one of Lumba’s hit albums, as his best album, among the chains of albums Lumba has under his belt.
Kojo Antwi is generally considered as Ghana’s most internationally accomplished and recognised artiste. He is a Kora Award winner and a BET honouree. Daddy Lumba is also largely regarded as Ghanaians most prolific and time-tested artiste with over 25 albums to his credit. The long standing debate as to who remains supreme among the two in Ghana’s poplar music circles has created an appearance of rivalry between the two musical giants. But apparently the artistes involved do not see it that way.
Source: graphic showbiz