Osagyefo: Conscious music takes time to blow
If you are a lover of Root Reggae, then the name Osagyefo should not be new. He is popular among the Reggae music enthusiasts and plays at almost all the big Reggae shows in Ghana and beyond.
Despite his popularity on the Reggae front, Osagyefo is yet to make any meaningful progress on the larger music space.
Osagyefo tells Graphic Showbiz that doing what he calls conscious music has been a drawback but he will not succumb to any pressure to go with what is trending.
“With commercial music, you can easily get the attention of the masses but when you touch on sensitive or topical issues, hardly do you get noticed.
“I have been around for a while and those in the Reggae fraternity know my works. I always love to address issues that cause change and I’m proud of the songs I make,” he stated in a recent interview with Graphic Showbiz.
Presently, Osagyefo is prepping for the release of his latest Serious Times EP on Saturday, November 4.
The EP has songs like Ghana, Badmind, Commentator, Live The Life You Love among others.
The new EP is produced by Zap Mallet and Ibee Ondabeatz. Osagyefo originally started his music career in Kumasi as a Raggamuffin with the stage name Ragga but gradually evolved into a Reggae artiste.
In the late 90s, Osagyefo formed the band The Militant Youth which played mostly at events by Rastafarian movement in Ghana. He formed another band in 2003 called The All Star Crew.
Over the years, Osagyefo has performed in Europe with some of Reggae's biggest superstars such as Alpha Blondy, Eric Donaldson, Daddy U Roy, Anthony B, Mykal Rose, Etana, Lord Sasafras, Brigadier Jerry, Perfect, Black Scorpio, and many more.
Osagyefo has albums, Simple Entertainer and Reality Check with songs such as Proud African, Enough Is Enough, Fix The Country, Hands Up, Freedom, Lockdown and Quarantine, Run Di Place, Every Hustler and Whole Place Turn Up adding to his music collection.