Ghanaian singer and songwriter, Akwaboah Jnr. has revealed that Highlife musician, Kwabena Kwabena should have been on Sarkodie’s ‘Mary’ album.
But according to the ‘Mesan Agye Wo’ crooner, the ‘Asor’ hitmaker couldn’t avail himself for the recording session.
Multiple awards-winning rapper, Sarkodie, born Micheal Owusu Addo released his ‘Mary’ album in 2015.
The album featured some of the great musicians in the country including; Pat Thomas, Efya, Obrafuor, Mugeez, Chase among others.
Akwaboah, who wrote about 90% of songs on the album says, the ace Highlife musician, Kwabena Kwabena should have featured on it.
Speaking to Kojo Akoto Boateng on Citi TV’s ‘Saturday Live’ show Akwaboah stated that he wrote the song with Kwabena Kwabena in mind.
However, since he couldn’t avail himself, he had to sing his part himself.
According to him, several attempts to get the ‘Siwagedem’ singer to feature on that song proved abortive.
“Actually, I wanted Kwabena Kwabena to do this song. I wrote this song for him. I called him several times but he did not mind me,” he said.
Akwaboah explained that he wanted variety on the Mary album so he brought on board different artistes to perform the songs he wrote for sarkodie.
The album has songs like ‘Wanna Be Loved’ ft. Efya, ‘Giant Steps’ ft. Chase, ‘Mewu’ ft. Akwaboah, ‘Always On My Mind’ ft. Obrafour, ‘Bra’ ft. Pat Thomas and ‘All Is You’ ft. Mugeez.
Others are ‘End Up Falling’ ft. Akwaboah, ‘Edwam Tesen,’ ‘Mary’ and ‘Sarkcess Story’ ft Efya.
Akwaboah, born Gladstorm Kwabena Akwaboah Jnr., is a prolific songwriter and producer.
He has written songs for the likes of Efya, Kofi Sarpong, Becca, among others.
Meanwhile, Akwaboah is currently promoting his new album dubbed, ‘Matters of the Heart’.
He also won Songwriter of the Year award at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in 2010.
Peace Agyare is an entrepreneur and a graduate from The Institute of Business Management and Journalism-Kumasi(Ghana). She holds an HND in communication and is currently working at Ghafla Ghana