I Can’t Identify Myself With Any Other Genre But Highlife – Kwabena Kwabena
Long before afrobeats made an impact, one of the biggest musical styles to emerge from West Africa was highlife.
Kwabena Kwabena has kept the flag flying high by releasing a steady stream of singles in that vein.
“It’s a genre which has put Ghana on the map,” he tells BBC Focus on Africa radio.
“Loving the fact that I am a Ghanaian, I embrace highlife music as my own. That’s what I am born to do – I can’t identify myself with any other genre but highlife.”
He also tells Focus on Africa’s Mark Wilberforce why he’s launched a project focusing on celebrities’ mental health and explains the meaning behind his name.
Stream interview here: BBC Focus on Africa radio.