Reggae musician, Blakk Rasta has told Kessben FM’s DJ Roar in Kumasi that Ghanaian Dancehall genre will soon die because Ghanaian Dancehall artistes record songs in “patoa”.
“What future does dancehall have? If you look at most of the big awards we won outside, we used reggae music not dancehall. Ghanaian dancehall is full of Jamaican culture and patoa, with such a song, what future does it has?”
He quickly added, “the only thing which will give it future is for them to fuse African value with dancehall.” He continued that Shatta Wale’s hit song, “Mahama Paper” is not a dancehall music but “Afrocentric”.
“Dancehall won’t go anywhere; it will just collapse just like hiplife. Hiplife was full of slangs when it started. Reggie Rockstone and others were slanging every day and I told them that it would get to a time people will be fed-up until Obrafour and Lord Kenya came in with Twi rap.”
He concluded that dancehall can last longer only if “they change things and bring it home”