Lately I just can't get enough of this "Nigerian-ized" Ghanaian highlife music. Many great highlife albums were recorded in the 1970s and '80s by Ghanaian bands either living in Nigeria (such as Okukuseku) or aiming to target West African markets outside of Ghana. The music that these types of groups created has a particular feel and sound; it is practically unique enough to be categorized within its own genre. Rhythms, guitar riffs, and melodies reflect influences from within, as well as outside of Ghana. At the same time, many songs are sung in Pidgin English in addition to local Ghanaian languages (like the title track on this album). In this way songs were made intelligible to Nigerian listeners.
The guitar riff on this track just kills me!Opambuo Internationals - Hu Anim Ase Nkyene
Enjoy this album by the Opambuo Internationals,
lead by Nana Agyeman Opambuo