Ghanaian music’s foundation is highlife, which needs to be preserved. For this reason, renowned highlife musician Ben Brako wishes to make changes. Ben Brako has made public his intention to host a national highlife and cultural festival each year.
He states that the initiative, which will kick off with the Oguaa Fetu Afahye in September 2024, is anticipated to advance both the highlife genre and indigenous culture.
He revealed his intentions in an interview on Asaase Radio’s Breakfast Show on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, and he is very zealous to see his initiation happen. Ben Brako said,
Highlife is so unique that it cannot be compared to any other genre of music. Right now, creating a highlife and culture festival is what matters most to me, and I have already started working on it.
“This will be a once-yearly event that we model after our traditional festivals, where you can experience the richness and magnificence of our culture combined with highlife,” he explained.
“We are going to kick off with Fetu Afahye in Cape Coast this September, and next we may do Hogbetsotso, Aboakyir, Odwira or Homowo, every year we expose different cultures,” the well-known singer continued. Ben Brako added
The early 1990s saw the “Etue” hitmaker at the height of her popularity.