Hype is What Rules Ghanaian Music Not Talent – AK Songstress

Born Akosua Kwakye is a Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall artiste but popularly known as AK Songstress, says Ghanaians don’t believe in talent. According to her, the talented musicians are most often do not get the needed recognition or attention in the country.

She made this declaration in an interview with KMJ on Day Break Hitz with KMJ saying “We believe in hype a lot. Hype is what rules Ghanaian music not talent.”


The ‘Holiday’ hit maker also added that in spite of the lack of recognition in the country, her music is well patronized in other countries. She asserted that, “the dancehall that I do is quite different. Ghanaians have their own dancehall formation that is fusion of afro beat and others but to the outside world dancehall is dancehall but nothing else, I believe in originality.”

Female Dancehall artistes Kaakie and MzVee were embroiled in a beef with each calling claim to the crown for ‘Dancehall Queen’ of Ghana. They went further to release songs taking shots at each other. Asked what she makes of the beef, AK Songstress believes that every female act in Ghana deserves to be called a ‘Queen’ but she is ‘The Kings of Queens of Dancehall’, “a title given to me by funs,” she claimed.



Indeed, the issue of “hype over talent” that characterize our Ghanaian music has been mostly talked about by entertainment pundits as enthusiasts. It’s an undeniable fact that real talented musicians are not getting the needed mileage.


No wonder an artiste like Ebony Reigns has always been in the news for irrelevant issues. However, we’re hoping that things will get better with time when artistes in the country will be recognized based on their derp lyrical content.