Be open to change —D-Flex to ‘old’ artistes

BY: Kofi Duah
D-Flex urges 'old' artistes to be open to change if they want to survive in the music industry

Singer D-Flex has urged ‘old’ artistes who still want to make hits and remain relevant to be open to change.

According to him, the tastes of young people when it comes to music are changing and in order to get them to vibe to their songs, these ‘old’ artistes need to infuse new trends such as Afrobeats.

“Now it’s about Afrobeats and Highlife infused with rap. Times have evolved so if these old musicians stick to their old ways of doing music, it will be hard for them to get hits again.

“Which of the old musicians is making hits now? You can barely count them and this should tell them that they need to change their ways,” he told Graphic Showbiz recently.

D-Flex, who built a following for singing in Hausa, has been away from the scene for some years now and said he was impressed with how far the Ghanaian music had come.

“I have been in Canada for close to five years and I must say that our music is the best. I was monitoring whatever was going on here in Ghana and I must say I am very impressed.

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“A lot of musicians have evolved and are doing so well. The likes of KiDi, Kuami Eugene, Kofi Kinaata, King Promise just to mention a few are doing a great job in Ghana and I have to commend them for that,” he said.

D-Flex said he was away to take care of other businesses but was now back to continue doing music.

“Sometimes, you need to take a break and take care of other things. Now, you need to do other jobs to support your music and that is what I did. I have a couple of songs because the fans have been hitting me up to drop something and I am ready for them,” he indicated.

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Known for songs such as Nasake, Adam and Eve, Paradise, D-Flex is out with a new song called Odo Lastic and is planning an album release at the end of the year.

Despite not being active in Ghana, D- Flex has been playing gigs and he has a number of activities lined up including a performance on May 28 for African Day in Toronto, Canada and on July 8 at Afrofest also in Toronto.