My artistes don’t sound Nigerian – Richie

Richie Mensah, the Chief Executive Officer of Lynx Entertainment has refuted claims that his artistes, Kidi and Kwami Eugene are copying the Nigerian style of music.

In an exclusive interview with Kwame Dadzie on ‘Celebrity Radar’ on Citi 97.3 FM, Richie explained that what Kidi and Kwami Eugene do is a blend of highlife and Afro pop.

“I disagree with those who say they sound Nigerian because the style they’ve been doing is a combination of highlife and Afro pop – that’s the trending Afro beat so it’s really a Ghanaian thing,” he stated.

He added that it is rather the Nigerians who are copying the Ghanaian style of music.

“It’s such a Ghanaian thing that even the Nigerians have been doing similar with influences from Ghana. People like Runtown, talking about ‘waakye’ and ‘shito’ in their songs and using the highlife trend shows it is rather the Nigerians songs that sound like ours,” he said.

This response comes on the back of recent criticism by some showbiz pundits that these young Ghanaian musicians including Lynx Entertainment’s Kidi and Kwami Eugene have adopted the Nigerian pidgin, accent and style of music in their songs.

Richie who currently handles the two MTN Hitmaker products and MzVee also noted that the secret behind the rise of his artistes is hard work.

“I’m lucky to have these talented artistes to work with. They are very hard working and Lynx Entertainment also provides them with the necessary support they need,” he said.

Lynx Entertainment has in the past worked with artistes such as OJ Black, Asem, Zigi, Eazzy, among others.

He told Celebrity Radar he has no plans of adding any new acts to the three he has now.

Kwami Eugene has great hits like ‘Hribaba,’ ‘Boom Bang Bang,’ ‘Ebeyeyie’ and the current banger, ‘Angela.’

Kidi has also released ‘Say You Love Me,’ ‘Drunk,’ ‘Never Again’ and ‘Odo.’

From the Lynx Queen, MzVee, are songs like ‘Borkorborkor,’ ‘We Run Dem,’ ‘Sing My Name,’ ‘Abofra’ and ‘Daavi.’

By: Kwame Dadzie/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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