Obrafour recounts how his fierce lyrical beef with Lord Kenya started

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The Ghana music industry has come a very long way. From the days when Highlife used to be like our national anthem to Hiplife and now to the dominant Dancehall genre.

However, one thing that has kept the industry going is undoubtedly the high level of competition between artistes. Fortunately or unfortunately, excessive competition may sometimes bring about friction, and that is exactly what has been happening in the Ghana music industry.

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There have been “beefs” among artistes, but while some die out in no time, others stand the test of time due to the eternal rivalry between the artistes involved as in the case of Obrafour and Lord Kenya now Evangelist.

When legendary Ghanaian musician Obrafour was in his prime, there were reports of beef’s between him and Lord Kenya. Their feud was so dangerous that people thought it would turn into real life battle.

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Explaining how the beef started with Lord Kenya some years back, he noted that, the feud happened after the release of ‘Pae Mu Ka’ album. He detailed that, on the album there was a rap like “Rap Heavy weight champion, metua town” .

He added, “I was the first musician ever to say I was “the Rap Heavy Weight Champion”, Obrafour told Amansan Krakye of Radio Central fame in a virtual interview.

According to Obrafour, fellow rapper Lord Kenya hearing him use ‘the Rap Heavy Weight Champion’, he also thought, “I wasn’t but he was the ‘Rap heavy weight champion”.

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Obrafour, cited that, Lord Kenya also claimed the title in his song and that’s how it all started.

Obrafour x Lord Kenya
Obrafour & Lord Kenya 

Speaking about how fans monitor their songs whether he or Lord Kenya beef each other after every release, he said, “any time Lord Kenya drop his album, people rushed to buy just to hear if he had thrown shots at me and it was same when I also dropped an album”

The respected Ghanaian rapper finally said, “We were mature and open minded about it and we realized it will inure to our benefit because during that time we understood the benefits and we played along,”.

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