Harry Abban tackles abuse in marriage in Otilo
Abuse in marriage is certainly not a subject of interest for many musicians to sing about it.. However, that is not the case for ace Highlife musician Harry Abban.
The artiste hopes to ignite discussions on the negative strains of the menace and he is doing just that with his latest song, Otilo.
Recorded by sound engineer Kwaku Mensah in Amsterdam, Harry encourages listeners to not desist from walking out of any marriage that threatens their mental well-being and life through verbal and emotional abuse in Otilo.
He sings about how people are silently battling abuse in marriages but have kept it to themselves for fear of losing their spouses.
To listeners, Otilo is a good piece to charge them not to lose themselves in marriages that are a threat to their lives and good mental state.
In an interview with Graphic Showbiz at the press launch of Otilo which took place at MJ Grand Hotel, East Legon, over the weekend, the singer noted that the topic of abusive marriages has always been dear to him, considering the many lives lost to it.
“I know about friends who are going through abusive marriages and are still married because of the excuse of children involved.
“Just look at the Ekueme singer from Nigeria who died from an abusive marriage. I believe such a tragic death could have been prevented,” he said.
Harry Abban has been in the music industry for more than two decades, with songs such as Maye Krado and Sweet making him popular in the 90s.
At the press launch, he also revealed that he has over 50 songs on his upcoming album and revealed that they will be released in the coming weeks.
“I have been away for many years so I should be well prepared when I return, and that is what I have done with Otilo.
“At the moment, I have more than 50 songs ready to serve music enthusiasts, and this launch is to announce my comeback into active music in Ghana.
“Work and family took me away from music. However, now that my children are grown and financially stable, I think the time is right to get back to what I love doing most,” he stated.