Celebrated highlife musician, A.B Crenstil has made it emphatic that the current of artistes parading themselves as Highlife artistes are killing the genre with modern-day funky instrumentals.
To his best knowledge, the new highlife boys are making the genre, which was originated in Ghana, lose its identity with different kinds of instrumentals and it must be very worrying to patriotic Ghanaians who are music lovers.
Speaking in an interview with Joy FM, A.B Crenstil envisaged that;
“I am disappointed in the current trend of artistes who have taken the highlife music. A lot of foreign genres are mixed with highlife sounds nowadays, making it feel it is adopted and making not great.
“You can clearly hear the person doing funky music but the person will claim he is doing highlife music.
“These new highlife artistes are killing the highlife genre. I am very disturbed about this. The only Ghanaian keeping highlife burning is Kofi Kinaata.
On records, A.B Crentsil is a Ghanaian musician. Crentsil has won numerous Ghanaian music awards, including the Fontomfrom Evergreen Award, a special honour bestowed upon a musician with 15–20 years of continuous music experience.