By Jalulah Jagri Maurice
Music sometimes is considered as a good source of food for the soul as it informs, educate and entertains the individual hence quality must be attached to it in order to make it more interesting to the listener, a thing we still lack in the konkomba music industry.
Speaking on a Konkomba showbiz program on AKANAYO TV in Nsawan, the formal sports presenter on Radio Gaakii in saboba and a super morning show host on Asase 91.5fm in Kpandai, Mr Isaac Newton kunji who is now with the Nsawan based television station said, Konkomba musicians must rebrand themselves to be able to compete with others and also promote and project the Konkomba music.
“We have gotten to a stage as a tribe where we have to demonstrate to the whole world of who we are and what we are made up of as a people and therefore music is one of the essential tools that can really tell a lot about us as Bikpakpaan“. Our musicians therefore have great responsibilities in that regard by ensuring that quality is attached to the music they bring to the public.
When asked by the host, Mr Jalulah Jagri Maurice about the kind of music he was talking about, The Konkomba sports legend said Konkomba musicians should be looking at some of the challenges that we have in Nkpakpaando and concentrate their music on such areas.
“You know we have a lot of problems confronting us as Konkombas, for example, our culture is fading off, peace is a major problem to us, Sanitation, Education and many others. I expect our musicians to focus on such areas instead of music that will not speak well of us,” Kunji added.
He said he is very disappointed in the Konkomba musicians especially the young Artists regarding the kind of music they bring to the public of late. According to him those songs do not have any positive impact on the general public but rather promotes immortality among the Konkomba youth.
“My brother, when you listen to the kind of music these guys are producing of late, you will be thinking to yourself the kind of negative impacts that it will have on the societies. It is full of immortality and I can see a lot of immoral lifestyles among the Konkomba youth of late”.
Regarding the ways forward, Mr lsaac Newton kunji charged all Konkomba musicians, especially the up-coming Artists in the Konkomba music industry to focus their music more on the Konkomba culture and some of the problems confronting us as a people. He said Artist managers must ensure that quality songs comes out from our Artists.
Mr lsaac Newton kunji also called on the National Executives of Konkomba music industry, the Chiefs , KOYA, KONSU, MOVEMENT FOR NKPAKPAANDO, and every well meaning Konkomba man or woman to say a BIG NO to negative music from the Konkomba musicians.