Last year was an amazing year for Ghanaian music as the industry became one of the central points of the highly successful Year of Return campaign implemented by the government.
The campaign put a spotlight on Ghanaian musicians who performed on some of the most amazing music festivals held in Africa last year.
Detty Rave, Afro Nation and Afrochella, to mention a few, became the converging points for most people visiting Ghana during December as part of the Year of Return.
With music taking centre stage, the BBC also brought their music programme, This Is Africa, to Ghana to document the music part of the Year of Return.
Hosted by DJ Edu, The BBC TIA (This Is Africa) shines a weekly spotlight on one amazing rising African talent and this week, Ghana’s own Worlasi was the lucky rising African star to get the spotlight.
In what could be his first BBC interview, Worlasi talked about his music and also revealed that he prefers to listen to classical music and Osibisa for inspiration when he’s working on a project.
The rapper and singer told DJ Edu that he hopes to establish an Arts school that would nurture the musical talents of young Ghanaians.
“In Ghana, you only get involved in arts after tertiary level and by then it’s late. If you have the kids learning from a younger age they can gain more experience and they can be better than they are now,” he said.
Worlasi has been linked to Fela Kuti and the great Ebo Taylor for his musical dexterity and his beautiful musical talent.
Last year, he released his album “Worla” to critical acclaim.
Click here to listen to Worlasi on his album “Worla”.
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