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Bessa Simons reminisces the good old days of Ghana music

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Legendary Highlife musician Bessa Simons has re-lived the golden days of Ghana music on Disco Diaries on ‘The DrYve On Y 107.9 FM’.

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The celebrated hitmaker told Kojo Manuel the riveting story of Highlife music in Ghana.

‘’ When I finished secondary school I went out to play with professional bands. Those days musicians were like footballers, people invested money into putting bands together. They will poach musicians from here and there so they put together a top-notch band. Music bands were a big business’’ he revealed.

He also spoke about the Accra ‘nightlife’ and how being in a live band was a lucrative business.

‘’Accra was very vibrant; at a place like Tiptoe, we played music till 3:00 am and you are likely to see all your favourite musicians. Musicians were paid handsomely for playing live bands, imagine playing music at different locations for a month and being paid anytime you played. It was good playing live music until the spinning came in with rap music’’ he narrated.

Bessa Simons also talked about his time with the ‘Pelicans’ a band located in Cape Coast.

‘’When I was a student at Aggrey Memorial, I joined a band called Pelicans. The band went for a competition and we won. I remember when the show was aired on the BBC and my Headmaster halted ‘prep’ so that all the students can watch the competition. Aggrey memorial school came to a standstill, to watch me perform. My solo performance was showmanship at its peak. It was a good feeling of accomplishment’’ he reminisced.

He also enumerated the big names he shared a stage with. ‘’ I worked with C.K Mann and that is where I learnt that practice makes perfect. During that time the band had people like Jewel Ackah, Paapa Yankson among other notable names. Looking back, I realised I was lucky to have worked with such big names in the industry’’ he stated.

According to him, the life of a musician is fun, but it’s hard because you can easily fall over the edge. Sharing his own experience as a chain smoker and the decision to stop.

‘’My upbringing kept me grounded, but I became a chain smoker along the line. One day I decided to stop and I did. For 30years I haven’t smoked again’’ he stated.

Bessa, who once wanted to be desilting gutters for a living, or to become a pilot, says he will choose to play a keyboard over his girlfriend. He, fortunately, discovered sooner that his passion is music.

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Shatta Movement: Shatta Wale, Announces The Signing Of Two Female Artistes (Video)

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Shatta Wale, the self-acclaimed dance hall artiste has revealed that he has signed two female artistes to his label, Shatta Movement.

The award-winning musician made this known during an interview on Zylofon FM. Shatta was in the company of about six young and beautiful ladies when he made the revelation. He, however, refused to reveal the identity of the two artistes.

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Meet Eden Akosua Dufia, Shatta Wale’s 1st Baby Mama (Photos)

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It may surprise you to know that the self-acclaimed dance hall king of Ghana, Shatta Wale has two baby mamas, instead of one.

It is known that Shatta Michy who broke up with Shatta Walle after many years of relationship is a baby mama to the dancehall artiste. What many do not know is that the King of dancehall had a child with another woman before Michy.

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The said lady is Eden Akosua Dufia who was reportedly in a relationship with the then Bandana and had a child with him named Nhyira before Michy came into the picture.

See their photos below;

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Tik-Tok Diva Hajia Bintu Turns The Heads Of Many With Her New Social Media Post

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Hajia Bintu, the Tik-Tok diva, keeps turning the heads of many men and her social media followers as she posts a pretty picture of herself showing off her s*xy curves and huge backside.

See her latest post below:

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