If you thought Sarkodie, Tinny, Guru and some other hiplife artistes are musicians, you might be mistaken, as Gyedu Blay Ambolley, music legend is saying they are not musicians.
According to the legendary musician, making some ‘noise’ and putting electronic beats together cannot be regarded as music in anyway and advised the media to desist from calling that music.
“Many a time, I see the media calling Sarkodie a musician or calling Tinny a musician. No!, they are rappers and not musicians. People who call themselves musicians, they have to go back to the drawing board. They have to go back to school to learn how to play instruments”, Gyedu Ambolley said in an interview with Accra-based Class 91.3FM monitored by MyNewsGh.com.
“There are some people who can compose music, the idea will come, and a melodic idea will also emerge, so, they will meet somebody and sing it to him, but they cannot arrange the music, they cannot say: ‘Guitar, you play that side or trumpet play this side’; they cannot do that, so, that person only becomes a composer but not a musician,” he added.
Gyedu Blay Amboley is the first musician from Ghana to formally incorporate rap forms into local High Life rhythms. He has previously ‘fought’ with Reggie Rockstone on who actually pioneered rap music. Ambolley plays the saxophone and bass guitar.