Anny Osabutey, Dr. Benjamin Amakye Boateng, Agya Koo Nimo and Agya Osei Korankye at the unveiling of the album
A fast-rising quartet indigenous band called Kwan Pa launched its maiden album on Saturday at the Ghana Academy of Arts & Sciences auditorium.
The group took the music scene in Ghana by storm with their rendition of the popular ‘12 Days of Christmas’ song titled ‘Kontomire Christmas’.
The seven-track album titled ‘Tu Wo Ho Fo’ was launched in Accra by a renowned song composer, Agya Koo Nimo, supported by Agya Osei Korankye and the Legon Palm Wine Band.
Speaking to the audience about the group and their vision, Andrew Nkansah Asah said the all-male group started with five members from the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, but one had to drop out due to work schedule.
The remaining four are Frederick Agbexoasi Minamor (kpanlogo drums and vocals), Kojo Baah Isaac (shekere, dawuta and vocals), Bismark Kwabena Safo (gome and vocals) and the leader Andrew Nkansah Asah (guitar and vocals) — all instrumentalists from the Presbyterian Church, Ebenezer Congregation, Mamprobi, Accra.
According to Mr. Asah, their major challenge is getting a vehicle that can help them transport their musical instruments since his current saloon car can no longer meet their demands.
Their palm wine music album has songs such as ‘Yen Ara Y’asaase Ni’, ‘Gyato’, ‘Mr. Traveller’, ‘Tu Wo Ho Fo’, ‘Aduane Nyinya’, ‘Palm Wine Love’ and ‘Dedeende Kwao Ee’.
Anny Osabutey, who auctioned the album, advised the audience to support such talents to achieve their dreams and remain on the music scene for long.
By Christopher Kotei