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Afrobeat musician, King Maaga is a “national treasure” that must be protected – Okyeame Kwame

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Hiplife musician Okyeame Kwame claims foreign music dominates the country’s media airwaves because Ghanaians don’t push enough King Maaga, Kuami Eugene, King Promise and KiDi.

He singled out new Afrobeat musician King Maaga, describing him as a “national treasure” that must be protected.

“The reason we have Kuami Eugene, KiDi and King Promise but foreign music still dominates our airwaves is because we don’t promote more talented singers.

“King Maaga is a national treasure; let’s push it, ”Okyeame Kwame wrote.

King Maaga is said to be the new “K” in the K mix. Many have described his music and style as Ghana’s best striker in the Afrobeats genre.

The Afrobeats continue to make a profound inroads into the global music scene, attracting the attention of many players in the global music industry.

Some entertainment experts say the genre can catapult Ghana to its former glory days as a classical music-producing nation.

King Maaga’s latest song, “Enough,” started to receive rave reviews after the video was released a few weeks ago.

Some music lovers and industry players have described him as a gentle crooner whose voice and the way he weaves English and the local language into the lyrics will help him easily enter the international market.

Okyeame Kwame’s tweet follows concerns that Ghanaians are not pushing theirs enough.

Popular media figure Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD) recently said on Twitter that Ghanaian DJs need to do more to project theirs.

In an earlier tweet this month, Hitz FM presenter Mercury Quaye urged Ghanaian musicians not to blame DJs for openly promoting South African Amapiano here in Ghana.

Many Ghanaians wonder if King Maaga is Ghana’s response to the Afrobeats after being described as a national treasure by Okyeame Kwame.