Ghanaian Hiplife/Highlife and Hip-pop musician Akan on Saturday, 17th July 2021 hosted a private album listening event at Nubuke Foundation in Accra for fans and professionals in the creative industry.
Patrons of the event had the opportunity to preview the yet-to-be-released album, ‘Nyame Mma’ which Akan describes as an ‘African gospel’. ‘Nyame Mma’ will be Akan’s second studio album after the release of Onipa Akoma in 2017 which to date is the highest-selling album on music streaming platform Aftown.
The title ‘Nyame Mma’ was inspired by the quest to get Africans to recognise themselves as children of the Creator [God] and a desire to usher Africans into a new future where to Africans are functioning at their highest form according to the musician.
For Akan ‘Nyame Mma’ presents an opportunity to preach the African gospel and he dedicates the album to black people all across the world.
“Nyame Mma is a gospel album. I am preaching on this album. I am preaching the African gospel, because as I said earlier on, this album is dedicated to black people all across the world. It is about time we must have a conversation about what is happening to our race because if you look around the world, black people are the most looked down upon and everywhere you go we are on the bottom of the list,” he said.
“The album is an opportunity for me to preach the African gospel, talk about us, talk about our history, our future, what happened to our parents that was transferred to us that we haven’t had a conversation about it, what are our aspirations, where are we from, what is our name, what does it mean and what is the implications of the name? These and a lot more are in the album that is why I say it is an African gospel and if you listen to it opens up your mind to the world,” he added.
Nyame Mma will be released to the public on August 12 on Aftown and other music streaming platforms.
By: Yaw Antwi Owusu | Ghana Weekend