Ghana is a cool country. Fela thought so. For a long time in his formative years, it was where he went to reboot, take refuge and think about his music. It was a place for taking off. Highlife took off here. The first truly West African Modern music. A music that was a true reflection of our aspirations, dreams and struggles.
I love Ghana highlife. You find a lot of Ghana highlife in Nigeria. Some Ghanaian musicians enjoyed so much success in Nigeria, that they spent most of their lives cutting records for Nigerian labels like Okukuseku, Opambuo, Sheggae Reggae, even the mighty African Brothers cut several records in Nigeria. I made this mix after a digging trip to Ghana.