Gyedu Blay Ambolley "fires back" at KOD for being dim-witted

Since independence, what other awards program has positioned our music industry as well as VGMA? How many of our musicians have been projected outside of GH. How many people have consistently worked for more than ten years?

Gyedu Blay Ambolley "fires back" at KOD for being dim-witted

Gyedu Blay Ambolley, a veteran highlife artist from Ghana, has called Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD), a well-known broadcaster and the CEO of the Nineteen57 clothing line, a child and unworthy of his attention.

The Adwoa Amissah hitmaker recently said he has a lot going for him as a highlife musician and that people shouldn't mock his efforts. He was speaking on DayBreak Hitz with Andy Dosty.

"I perceive Okyere Darko to be young. He stated those things because he has a small intellect.

In May of next year, I'll be touring Europe. In June, I'll be returning on the road with my music, Gyedu Blay Ambollley's music, and more. Can he take his clothes on tour as a designer like I do with my music when he sits and talks, then?Can he go on tour with his DJing the same way I do with my music? You can tell these people have shallow minds if they talk, he remarked.

Ambolley's statements are in response to KOD's social media post from earlier this week, in which he called the respected musician's claims that the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) have been a curse on Highlife music were rubbish.

 Ambolley stated that the VGMA had not boosted the interest in Highlife music by giving the top prizes to performers who were pursuing other genres in an interview with Graphic Showbiz last month.

The caliber of the performers up for the Best Highlife Artiste of the Year award was another issue he brought up.

It is unfortunate that some people believe that just because you sing in Twi or Fante over Dancehall or Reggae sounds, the music is inevitably Highlife. Although it is untrue, this has been the standard over time because the VGMA favors this genre of music, he added in the interview.

KOD, who was undoubtedly disappointed and took Ambolley's remarks seriously, retaliated in a social media post.

This foolishness,

"Some of our musicians have not progressed and are quick to place responsibility for their own problems on others. When did he last make an album available? He ought to hold some of the radio stations accountable for not even playing his music.

How frequently or when was the last time you heard highlife on the radio? VGMA lead to it?

Instead of condemning others, people ought to focus on improving and promoting themselves.

"Ambulley needs to rise above this petty remark and examine how he also denigrates his fellow professionals in the field. You truly are famous. Sir, do not go this route.

"This is beneath him," one of our last living greats said.