Ghanaian singer, Akwaboah has expressed his displeasure in how some Ghanaian songs are lyrically empty.
According to the award-winning songwriter, most Ghanaian songs released in recent times do not have a positive influence on people.
In an interview on Citi FM, Akwaboah said that songs with sexual lyrics have dominated the industry, neglecting the ones with real-life stories.
“I am not a radio person or television person but once in a while, I love to listen to what’s happening around. And then you know what to do when writing songs and stuff. And there is one thing that I have realized. Most of the songs that we are doing now are hollow. They are very empty. They are very empty in the sense that the lyrics are not strong enough,”
“Some of them are all about s3.kx. I mean without it, it feels like there is no music in Ghana. I mean what our forefathers left us with was not just about sex and everything. They were talking about realities in life. When you are sad, there are songs to listen to, when you are happy there are songs to listen to. If they wanted to talk about sex and everything, they had a way to go about it. But now it’s just raw. People talk about it anyhow,” he added.
Akwaboah believes that musicians have to put out positive messages out there to influence Ghanaians in a positive rather than songs that corrupts the morals of the youth.