Veteran musician, Kofi Bentil has accused the Ghanaian media for killing highlife music.
Ghana largely known as originators of highlife music is gradually losing the tag as the genre is slowing dying out and Kofi Bentil believes the media should be blamed.
According to the Nsu Akoma hit-maker, media practitioners prefer to promote foreign music genres in the country but brand highlife as olden day music hence Ghanaians preferring foreign genres than their own which is highlife music.
Speaking on Takoradi-based Rok FM, Kofi Bentil disclosed that the negative attitude of the media in the country towards highlife music has degraded most veteran musicians from doing music, a thing he believes has contributed to the sudden ruination of highlife music in Ghana.
“Most of the presenters don’t understand what highlife music is, probably because of their age difference I guess. Even recent highlife songs are branded as olden days music.
“Let say because Bob Marley or Shasha Marley started doing reggae music a very long time ago, will that mean every reggae music released today will be branded as olden days
“Most veterans are not doing music because if they do, the media themselves who are suppose to promote it will kill it.”
Even though the attitude of the media towards highlife music has derailed many veteran musicians from doing music, Kofi Bentil revealed that he will be releasing songs very soon as he has not given up.