Hiplife duo Akatakyie are back on the music scene and are not scared by competition and new trends.
They told Kojo Boateng and AJ Sarpong on ‘Saturday Live’ on Citi TV that they are ready to continue from where they left off.According to them, even though a lot of the new crop of musicians are doing well, they are not scared of competition from any of them.
“The small boys are trying. I will mention names like Kuami Eugene, Kidi, Kofi Kinaata, Sarkodie and others. These are the few musicians who can give us competition. Apart from them, it is only P Square we are scared of,” they said.
They also explained that they took a break from music because they encountered financial problems.
“It was financial situation. We were working with Soul Record and he decided to go low for some time. And we needed someone to push us. We did not want to flop on the way because we have a record to protect. We just didn’t want to release songs for releasing sake,” they added.
Akatakyie is made up of two brothers: Prince Kwabena Budu Asumaning (Kobby Culture) and Ebenezer Kwasi Okyere Asumaning (King Pharaoh).
They came out with their maiden album ‘Odo Esisi Me’ in 1999 which won them the Best Hiplife Song award in the maiden edition of the Ghana Music Awards organized in 2000.
They have had hits like ‘Ghana Mmaa’, ‘Agoo’, ‘Odo Esikyire’, ‘Sinsima’, ‘Esi’, ‘Meyare’, ‘Masan Aba’, ‘Oman Ba Pa’, ‘Odo Ye Musu Anaa’, and ‘Siesie Obaa no’ featuring Okyeame Kwame.