SOME stakeholders in the music industry have commended Okyeame Kwame for his yet-to-be released album titled Made In Ghana.
The stakeholders, who were part of an exclusive listening session held at the Roots Apartment Hotel in Accra on Monday, September 17, expressed admiration for the 'Best Rapper Alive' after listening to the songs on the 10-track album.
Speaking at the session, Okay FM Drive time host, Abeiku Santana, said it was commendable that Okyeame Kwame decided to help preserve Ghanaian culture by incorporating indigenous Ghanaian rhythms into all the songs on the album - something which is rare among Ghanaian musicians of recent times.
"Let's commend Okyeame Kwame for celebrating the pride of Ghana by bringing cultures of the regions on one album.
"When you take Congolese music and Spanish music, they still have traces of their own rhythms but that is not the case in Ghana," he said.
Job well done is what Rex Omar seems to be saying to Okyeame Kwame with Abeiku Santana looking on
Abeiku Santana, who is also a tourism advocate, highlighted the significance of the Made In Ghana album to tourism in Ghana.
Highlife artiste, Rex Omar; music producer, Mark Okraku Mantey; Kojo Akoto Boateng of Citi FM and General Manager of GhOne TV Astus Ahiagble, who were also present at the programme, all lauded the Made in Ghana project.
Rex Omar listening keenly to the songs
Songs from the 10-track album were played to the guests who were given the opportunity to assess the songs and make suggestions for consideration before the album is finally released on December 14, 2018.
The album features Afriyie Wutah, Kurl Songx, Kwan Pa Band, Wiyaala, Yaa Yaa, Atongo Simba and Fancy Gadam. Others are Wulomei, KiDi, Ebo Taylor, Feli Nuna and Kuami Eugene.
The songs represent the 10 regions and their cultures, bringing varied Ghanaian rhythms together through music, videos and paraphernalia.
Okyeame Kwame interacts with some of the guests
According to Okyeame Kwame, the purpose of the Made In Ghana project is to imbue a sense of national pride, foster music tourism and expose indigenous music fusion.
Okyeame Kwame's wife, Annica, with Abeiku Santana
The first single from the Made In Ghana album will be released at the end of September, 2018. Every month, one song will be launched at a location in the home region of the featured artiste.