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Obia nye obia - the class debate

Posted by abocco on Sat, 12/03/2005 - 06:32 GhanaThink Managing Executive


...Sounds on da ground and seens on the see-ins

As if "Yefri Tuabodom" wasn't enough controversy for one summer, Sidney (Rap ninja) reminded everyone who the most controversial hiplife artiste was. His latest album gives us "Obia nye Obia", a song which preaches equality across the breadth of Ghana, in terms of respect, education, money and class. He argues that we all came from the earth and shall return to it, and so no one is above any one. In essence, everybody is nobody because a somebody is anybody/nobody after all. This statement doesn't sound too harmful until you hear a shoeshine boy telling his customer who works in an airconditioned office, "obia nyÉ› obia, wonyÉ› obia, me nso menyÉ› obia".


TuabOdOm and Kumasi on the same page

Posted by abocco on Sun, 09/11/2005 - 06:51 GhanaThink Managing Executive


...Sounds on da ground and see-ins on the scenes
One Ghanaian song that has received a lot of airplay and publicity this summer is
'Yɛfri Tuabɔdɔm'
. This song, released by Nkasei narrates a true story where a teacher and his students, from a school in Tuabɔdɔm, a town in da Brong Ahafo Region, trek to Kumasi to attend a students' congress. Yɛfri Tuabɔdɔm is da song they sing, as jama, or their cheer, threatening to show Kumasi kids 'who is who'.