It’s quite astounding to see a genre like ‘Drill’ sprouting in the Kumasi. One of the biggest songs in Ghana right now is a drill song by Kumasi based artists – Dead Peepol and Rich Kant titled ‘Otan Hunu’. Another song is making waves on social media with the same drill sentiments titled ‘Akatafo)’. This is a song by Kawabanga featuring O’Kenneth, Reggie & Jay Bahd , all based in Kumasi.
Without doubt , it’s evident there’s a Pop Smoke influence in there. The demise of American rapper , Pop Smoke exposed a lot of people to his music out here in Ghana. His highly recognizable worldwide hit ‘Dior’ became a scheme for rappers who wanted to join the drill culture. Till date , fast-rising rappers not just in Ghana are churning out freestyles with verses laid on the instrumental for ‘Dior’.
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With a voice as soothing as heavy duty industrial machinery laced with a tense beat , Kawabanga and his colleagues are embarking on a mayhem with their new release ‘Akatafo)’. The word ‘Akatafo)’ is a commonly used lingo in Ghana to label someone who loves to dress in a funky style .
Kumasi is the new home for drill music. The successful releases of the two Kumasi-made drill joints will impact the style of music made out there thus creating an avenue for all the rappers to give it a shot since its become their easiest way now to rise to stardom.
Appreciate Akatafo) below.
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