I have no competitor when it comes to Dancehall- Abrewa Nana

I have no competitor when it comes to Dancehall- Abrewa Nana

Legendary Ghanaian singer, dancer and songwriter, Dorcas Opoku Dakwa known popularly as Abrewa Nana says the contemporary Ghanaian dancehall acts have not been able to outclass her, indicating that she’s the best dancehall artist Ghana has ever had.

The Ghana Music Awards’ 2002 Female Vocalist of the year made the pronouncement on Kumasi-based Pure FM in an exclusive interview with Hammer Nti on the station’s ‘Hammer Time’ entertainment program monitored by MyNewsGh.com

“There has been female artists but none can be like Abrewa Nana. They can try but they can never be like me or beat me at my game. If you put a beat there and set a battle for us, they will conclude that there is indeed a school prefect… When it comes to Dancehall in Ghana, I have never had a competitor and even now, I still don’t have a competitor.” She glorified.

She however advised that the Ghanaian media should give the female artists more preferences and attention like they give to the male acts as there are many talented females that with the needed support, will put Ghana on the global music scene.

Reminiscing on her days as Ghana’s premium female rapper, Abrewa Nana stated that she was pampered by her colleagues in the music industry and Ghanaians in general as she never for once had an issue with any industry player despite her mood swings and reservations about artist remuneration which sometimes got her frustrated.

“I was loved by all. I was pampered in the music industry. I was never assaulted but of course, as a young lady, you will have advances here and there but that to me was normal so generally, I was really loved in the industry.” She remarked.

Abrewa Nana in 2007 became the youngest judge on Idols West Africa, alongside other judges like the Nigerian Dede Mabiaku and the American Dan Foster; at twenty-seven, she was one of the youngest judges in Idols’ history.

Following the recording of her demo, Abrewa Nana became a favourite among radio DJs in the late 1990’s as her collaboration with Sass Squad Tuma received huge airplay.

However, it was her first album ‘Sagoa’, in 2000, that launched her to national fame. She earned three nominations at the Ghana Music Awards for Female Artiste of the Year, Rap Song of the Year, and New Artiste of the Year. In 2001, Abrewa Nana won an award for hiplife Song of the Year, and was named Best Female Vocalist in 2002.

That same year, Abrewa Nana released her second album ‘African Girl’, and was named Best Female Artiste of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards UK the following year. Her third album Maba followed in 2004.

Abrewa Nana has shared the same stage with artists such as Akon, 2Face now 2Baba and Tony Tetuila.

Source: MyNewsGh.com

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