Why Africa! Obiba Sly Collins disintegrates sensitive matters in new single! – Ghana Music
Veteran Ghanaian Highlife Singer/Producer, Obiba Sly Collins, cries his coronary heart out in his newest video “Why Africa”.
Within the video directed by David Wincott, Obiba weeps bitterly with very touching lyrics how Africa has been desolate and destroyed by actions of its personal youngsters.
In an age that the majority Ghanaian musicians have chosen the better approach out singing to appease the folks, one out of them has saved to the well-known philosophical path traversed by musicians of yore.
We’re speaking about Obiba Sly Collins, veteran highlife musician, singer and multi-instrumentalist, who has constantly regaled us with melodious, philosophical and generally controversial songs which have however pricked our consciences over time.
Not like others, he has saved to his roots – highlife music – and has added his contact to it as one can hear parts of different genres however he doesn’t compromise on his roots.
‘Why Africa’ his newest, for all intents and functions just isn’t for jollification or for individuals who wish to do asabone nkuma asaase; that is music for deep meditation and reflection because it speaks on to your conscience making this track a should on all highlife music programmes on radio from subsequent week on.
To avail each Ghanaian the chance to hearken to this thought scary music, it has been rendered in English for all to pay attention and perceive.
Apparently, its launch coincides with our nation’s authentic Republic Day, July 1, which day should rekindle in us the phrases of our founding fathers.
In some earlier songs, he has extolled some main lights of the society whose life-style and comportment are worthy to be emulated.
On different events he has suggested the youth in opposition to all types of get-rich-quick scams together with sakawa and blood cash.
This time in ‘Why Africa’, one might really feel the anguish in his voice as he apparently took a protracted have a look at Africa, shook his head in frustration and wrote this track, which although is admonishing us to take heed to who we’re and lay a stable basis for the youth, he however warns that the corruption, fraud, nepotism, xenophobia and greed which pervades the African continent will result in our doom.
For instance when he sang: ‘I don’t know why my folks … black individuals are nonetheless struggling? We’re blessed with gold, however … nonetheless hungry, we’ve received diamonds all over the place, however no shelter for the employees, …we endowed with pure sources, however my individuals are wailing, we’re blessed with crude oil, however no good roads …
Why can’t we be nationalistic, and dwell as one, political colours, are diverting our focus, … discrimination is destroying my folks, covetousness is killing the way forward for Africa’ he was nearly crying in a really, solemn, mellow and sonorous voice, reflecting his deep emotional ache.
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