Despite controversies surrounding A Qube’s Tokuro song as in it being awash with lewd lyrics, former Praye member, Eugene Baah aka Choirmaster, has shown his effusive liking for it.
According to Choirmaster, A Qube’s Tokuro is a creatively made piece that plays with words to entertain and inspire. “It takes real good artistes like A Qube to creatively use words in this manner. I like how they played around the word ‘tokuro’ to confuse people. That’s smartness on their part,” Choirmaster said.
Choirmaster who also featured on the song intimated that he accepted to work with the duo because just upon hearing the song, he instantly fell in love with it.
Tokuro is an Akan word which literary means ‘hole.’ In the song Tokuro, A Qube relates the nature and types of holes to human life. It talks about the fact that life is like different holes; some are small, others are large, some are bushy and other are hard to enter. To wit, no matters circumstances that may come one’s way to constrict and obstruct their progress in what they do, they need to be determined.
The duo says they chose to use ‘holes’ to carry out their message because that was what could best help convey whatever they wanted to put across to their fans.
“Musicians are like poets. We use figures of speech and literary devices to show the beauty of the arts of our compositions,” they told Flex newspaper.
Asked if they were not hiding behind puns and literary devices to do profane songs, they answered in the negative.
“We don’t do profane songs. If you listen to our songs critically you would realize they are rather inspirational. We know society frowns on profanity so there is no way we would do profane songs. Our songs are deep. One needs to dig deeper to appreciate the content of the songs we do. However, since music is a work of art, it is subjective and everyone has the right to interpret the lyrics to suit their own interests,” A Qube further explained.
The Koforidua – based music duo comprises Kugbonu Ofosu Maxwell (Alaska) and Ackom Dickson (Ziggy). A Qube came to the limelight in 2004 when they released their first single titled Oga Police.
They followed with another song titled I dey Kolo in the following year followed by Kye No By Force featuring Pooley rapper, Guru. The remix version of Kye No By Force featured Kesse and DS, another great music sensation with international appeal, who doubles as the Chief Executive Officer of Don Saint Entertainment, the Record Label that handles A Qube.
Their songs, Tena Faako, Diana and Martha are topping music charts across the length and breadth of the country and the latest Tokuro is just about taking the whole nation by storm.