Old hiplife groups such as Akatakyie, Buk Bak, V.I.P, TH4 KWAGES and Akyeame among others paved the way for Hiplife music groups in Ghana. They made pairing up with others to make great music look so easy after dropping many hit songs.
Although most of them are no more together, it seems their success story of churning out hit after hit as a group has been an inspiration for many upcoming artistes and new group, M44, hopes to follow in their steps.
After releasing Zaminapa and Adjowa, M44 is out with their new single, Obaa Mafia, which they are hopeful will give them the hit they have longed desired.
M44’s love and passion for music started in Junior High School where they honed their talent by performing at the various school funfairs held at the time.
From Agona Swedru, Kingsford Mensah and Michael Quarty then as solo artistes collaborated on a song in 2009 but would later make the best decision of “blending” their talents to form a group.
And that union inspired the release of many songs with Obaa Mafia being the latest. Produced by Eyoh Sound Boy and featuring B Nash, the song is a slow tempo Hiplife song sang in Twi and English. The duo takes turn to confess their love for that special lady even though it has been difficult wooing her.
They told Showbiz that they take their musical influences from VVIP and 4X4 but hope to collaborate with Sarkodie and Stonebwoy who they described as “All – rounders” because of their versatility.
When asked about some of the challenges they faced as upcoming artistes, they said, “As you know, it is not easy getting your music heard out there. It is really difficult because the whole business is about who you know and who can help you to your destination. I hope this trend will change so that many young artistes can shine”.
Under Big Jam Entertainment, M44 is currently working on some new songs scheduled for release early next year.