Kiyo Dee, an emerging Hip-hop and Afro-pop musician named his top 5 favorite Ghanaian musicians. His list which consists of all-male musicians is because most female artists do not own their personality in their music.
The storytelling musician, born Daniel Agyepong in an interview with www.atmogh.com is biased towards male musicians because the female musicians have not been able to tell their stories in their songs.
“Until I see the female artists own their personality, I won’t be able to pick any as my favorite. The females have not really decided to do that yet through their music and I blame the country but not them,” he said.
Kiyo Dee who mentioned King Promise, R2Bees, La Meme Gang, Sarkodie and Alli as his favorite Top 5 was quick to add that Efya and MzVee are female musicians he loves. His love for them is such that he would want them to stick to love music if that is what they want to sing about but should desist from always singing about a guy who hurts them. The musicians should go beyond what their fans already know about them to a new discovery of who they are.
“The female acts right now haven’t transcended to telling stories about things we already don’t know about them and that’s a disconnect for me,” he said.
“The reason I will pick any of them and their songs is because I would like to know more about them (females). What we need now is that inspiration, where someone tells you, you can make it like how Kwesi Arthur got up from here and went to get it for us. That kind of energy is what I’m expecting from them,” Kiyo Dee added.
Kiyo Dee who has an unwavering passion for music explains that, through music, he is able to create his own world and feels good in making something out of nothing.
He was signet to Speech Production in 2017 and has since released his 11 tracks debut EP titled Free Books Sold: NEPTune Panthera. He has also since signed under Speech Production released 4 singles with their videos: Lost ft. Ras Biggie, 8 O’clock, Juice and Too Wrong
The visual of ‘Closer’ ft. Alli on the Free Books Sold EP was premiered on 4Syte TV.
Watch the video below: