When we talk of highlife music, it is the backbone of Ghana music as it was the genre which was endorsed and enjoyed by our old folks. Most genres of music emanated from highlife and the genre cannot be ignored when it comes to Ghanaian music.
Although the genre is gradually fading, one highlife artiste that still stands tall in the midst of the storm is Heavyn Kofi.
The young talented artiste in a recent interview with browngh.com picked Stonebwoy over Shatta Wale.
In the course of the interview, he was quizzed to choose between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy.
Although he was reluctant to answer the question, he eventually picked Stonebwoy over Shatta Wale.
According to him, the two artistes are all of the same kind and that he loves them both. He finally picked Stonebwoy as he was left with no choice than to answer.
“Stonebwoy is a real talent and has a silky voice. Shatta Wale is the most creative artiste I have ever seen in Ghana but I will pick Stonebwoy over Shatta Wale. I love them both though so it was really difficult for me to pick one,” he said.
Born Michael Essuman, his style of highlife is a modernized version which is termed as Afro highlife. He is currently promoting his ‘Atene ‘ song which is receiving massive airplay.
Heavyn Kofi who is also known as ‘Wanaba’ is a good songwriter and he can write songs with anything he finds.
Heavyn Kofi started music in 2007 and God is so good he is currently enjoying the sweat of his labour as the hit song “atene” which featured Ayesem is trending.
He hails from Assin-Asamankese (Foso) in the Central Region of Ghana.
According to the talented artiste, he doesn’t look up to any musician but looks up to only himself to do more.