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July 15, 2015
July 15, 2015

Ghana’s dancehall is like old Jamaican dancehall – Kombolo

Ghana Reggae

Ghanaian international reggae dancehall giant Kojo Kombolo, the Chief
Executive Officer of Judah Promotions has said that the reggae dancehall
music in vogue in Ghana now was what was done in 1992 in Jamaica.

He said this during his interview on Pluzz FM’s morning show “AM Pluzz”.

“When you listen to the youth of today, you could realize that they started
listening to dancehall music during Vybz Kartel days but we started
enjoying the genre during Supper Cat days so we know what dancehall is
about and that is the ragamuffin,” he said.

“The fact is that the industry itself has no knowledge about reggae
dancehall because way back when we started putting up shows to encourage
the youth to come out with the positive potentials within them, the
industry wasn’t paying attention to them but when they realized that the
food is ready, they all want to take a bit from what they have not helped
in building. For instance, when you watch Ghana music awards nominations,
the reggae dancehall category is very poor and that clearly signifies the
fact that they have no knowledge about reggae dance hall music,” he added.

Kombolo also advised reggae and dancehall artistes to use their lyrics to
educate the people.

“An artiste is just like a mirror reflecting to the people what is
happening within the system so as an artiste you have to read and research
and educate the masses because our governments are just rulers but not
leaders,” he further stated.

Currently Kojo Kombolo is out of the country ready to tour Switzerland,
Jamaica, Austria and France.

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