Maybe it is my knowledge in music that makes me particular about whether or not a singer sings in key, flats or goes off key.
If you remember, I once wrote to advise Philipa Baafi to work on her key precision, because I thought she always went off key even on most of her recorded compositions where she could have possibly sang again after she first went off while recording in the studio.
But what if she did it severally and it was the same result? And it was worse when she mounted the stage to do live performances.
She isn't the only culprit though. Daasebre Gyamena suffers the same malady.
Having watched his live performances several times, I am inclined to believe that he has a problem with performing live, because he hardly hits his notes right; the intro starts and he comes in off key. One may think he would get on track in the course of the song but he keeps off till the end.
Sometimes I ask myself if he does not hear the melodic instruments play at the background. If he or any other person doubts this, they should go for a recording of the Amakye Dede concert held last year or any other he's done and you could not agree with me more.
Just last weekend I watched another performance of his on Multi TV and it was the same ''off-keyism'' being nicely executed.
One thing our musicians should know is that performing on stage is herculean and demands that you sharpen your auditory skills, be in key and in time. Daasebre writes good lyrics, sings excellently but he misses his keys any time he performs live to a band. He really needs to work on this!
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