Give more slots for Reggae music — Ras Kuuku
Reggae musician Ras Kuuku is advocating for more slots for Reggae music in the media space and award schemes.
According to him, the genre is not given much attention in Ghana and he feels Reggae music speaks about positive things.
“We only have Fa ew slots in our award schemes and I want to plead with awards organisers to give us more. The media can also help project Reggae music by giving us good airtime on both TV and radio” he told Graphic Showbiz in an interview.
Ras Kuuku, real name, Jonas Kojo Kurankye said Reggae is a genre that has been accepted worldwide and if we give it a chance here by allocating it more slots, we can cash in on it.
“The likes of Stonebwoy, Samini, Shatta Wale have gotten the recognition outside the country but we can project more artistes if we give the genre more attention here” he said.
Ras Kuuku is known for songs like Nwansina, 33&1, Ghetto Youth, Wo, Me Mpeabo, Kwame Nkrumah, I Love You, Mr Government among others
The 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) Reggae Artiste of the Year said Bass Awards, the only scheme which used to honour Reggae artistes in Ghana is no more thus he entreats other outfit to come up with an event to replace it.
“I would want another organisation to come up with an award scheme to honour Reggae musicians. Bass Awards did its best but it was short lived. I will be happy if another entity come up with a similar event to honour us”, he said.