“Nigerians stole afrobeat from Ghana and made it their own” – Kofi Jamar

Kofi Jamar, aka Derrick Osei Kuffour Prempeh, the singer behind the hit song “Ekorso,” has made the controversial claim that Nigerians took afrobeat music from Ghana and repackaged it with specific components.

When asked if the fresh generation of Ghanaian artists are plagiarizing Nigerian afrobeat, Kofi Jamar stated that afrobeats music started in Ghana.

On Kastle FM, he said “We’re not imitating afrobeat from Nigerians because afrobeat includes numerous fusions, and Fela Kuti even received a flavor of afrobeat from Ghana,” 

In an interview with Amansan Krakye, he stated, “Ghana developed the afrobeats rhythm, and Nigerians took the rhythm from Ghana and made it their own, using their kicks and instrumentals to blend it.”

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Afrobeat music has sparked a lot of debate recently, since Nigerian artists have taken the globe by storm with it, and most Ghanaian artists are following suit.

“Fela Kuti drew much of his afrobeat influence from Ghana because Nigerians were doing juju music at the time and it wasn’t afrobeat from the start,” he explained.

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