Highlife legend Amandzeba Nat Brew has expressed worry over how Ghanaians disregard their own stars doing indigenous music [Highlife].
Communicating his view on why Ghana’s arts has not seen any major progress sixty-two  years after Independence, the ‘Wogbe Jeke’ hit singer bemoaned how Highlife music in Ghana has been despised, making the country lose its cultural heritage.
He further said Ghanaians are now interested in building stars of other countries rather than their own.
“We build stars of other countries other than our own. If you happen to have grown grey hair like mine, you’re being forced to retire.” Amandzeba Nat Brew told Eddie Ray on Kasapa Entertainment
He recounted how other countries hail Ghanaian Highlife stars and music when they are invited to perform at their National Music Festivals.
“Agya Koo Nimo and I performed at Cote D’ Ivoire and it was so interesting how highlife music lovers from other countries love our indigenous music other than ourselves.
“I don’t worry so much if Ghanaians don’t regard or hail me but I know we can do something with Ghanaian music.” Nat Brew added
He noted that Ghana’s music industry can make exceptional progress with regards to Highlife music if Ghanaians readily appreciate their own musicians and invest in their craft.
Highlife is a music genre that originated in Ghana early in the 20th century. It uses the melodic and main rhythmic structures of traditional Akan music, but is played with Western instruments.