The originators of the popular dance “Azonto,” according to veteran highlife vocalist Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, could not be perpetuated since the originators were not skilled artists.
Gyedu Blay Ambolley, an ace musician, remarked that the music genre Azonto was extremely lovely and popular and that it could be perpetuated and exported effectively if the genre’s creators were properly taught.
Because the people who created Azonto were not professional musicians, it became “extremely shallow rather than extremely full.” You can tell it was a good export by the way the white folks danced during Azonto, so why couldn’t we keep exporting it? Because there was an issue, “he said to the presenter of Y107.9FM’s Weekend Rush.
Ambolley used the highlife genre as an example, saying that since highlife artists are skilled, the genre has been able to withstand the test of time and that Ghanaians should focus more on elevating and exporting the genre because it is “a song of unification.”
We need to start brainstorming together to figure out how to export our music because Ghanaian music is loved by everyone, including children. “We need to think about how we can export highlife because it is the sort of music that gets everyone to the floor,” he continued.