Phaize tackles high cost of living with 'Metu Afri Ghana'

BY: Delali Sika
Phaize sings 'Metu Afri Ghana'
Hiplife musician, Phaize

BUDDING Hiplife musician, Phaize is calling on the government to fix the current economic hardship in the country with his latest song, Metu Afri Ghana.

On Metu Afri Ghana, Phaize lists unemployment, high cost of living as some of the things government should address to lessen the burden of the citizens.

Metu Afri Ghana, a Hiplife piece released last week is getting some attention on radio and television. It is aso gaining good patronage on social media.

“I am glad people are loving it particularly for the message it conveys. This proves that there are still people who pay attention to content.

“This song has become necessary particularly at a time when we are losing the youth who are travelling outside to seek greener pastures. They are doing this because of the economic hardships in the country.

“As a youth who is concerned about what is happening, I found it necessary to address what was happening and thought doing a song will best convey the sentiments of the thousands of youth enduring the sufferings in the country,” he told Graphic Showbiz.

Despite blaming the government for the woes of the people, Phaize encourages the youth not to “flee” the country on the contrary with Metu Afri Ghana which literally translate in Twi ‘I will leave Ghana’.

“Things are tough here but that shouldn’t push individuals to get themselves in situations that will put their lives at risk by using inappropriate means to travel. Nothing is worth more than one’s life,” he stated.

Phaize, real name Emmanuel Amoah Donkor is one of the fast rising acts and he told Graphic Showbiz he is very excited about the good reception accorded artistes like him.

“It’s good to know that we have a system that supports young acts like myself. It gives us room to shine. It is very encouraging to be supported by senior colleagues who are ready to teach us the essentials of the game,” he said.

Phaize believes being versatile best fits his style and kind of music.

“ I featured on Shatta Wale’s Ahodwo Las Vegas about three years ago and it was a good exposure for me.

"I’ve been passionate about music ever since my big brother introduced me to rap. I want to use my music not only to entertain but to educate and inform in order to impact society,” he added.