Many music fans as well as musicians who thought the dancing musician Slim Busterr was on retirement could not believe their eyes when they witnessed him perform live on stage last Saturday during Music Music, a popular music programme on TV3.
Though he went on break to work on his new songs, he was working behind the scenes, training some new entrants who want to follow his footsteps.
Last Saturday Slim was still in good form, despite being off the scene for sometime now; he was able to thrill music fans to the max. The audience hailed his stage-craft and dancing skills. His attitude on stage was exceptionally good.
Slim Busterr, in his performance, demonstrated to the audience that he was still among the most irresistible hiplife stars in the country.
He told Beatwaves that from his days as a dancer till his emergence on the music scene as a hiplife artiste he has remained the darling boy of most music lovers because of the romanticism he uses to embellish his music.
Currently, his latest album, ‘Like Chicken’ has caught on well with fans and has also strengthened the bond between him and his ever-increasing admirers.
Throughout his musical career, Slim Busterr, known in private life as Ebenezer Asare, has exhibited that he reigns supreme among his contemporaries and continues to make giant strides on the music landscape.
Born to a Krobo father from Odumase-Krobo and a Fante mum from Elmina, Slim nurtured the idea of pursuing dancing as a career during his youthful days when he was in Form One at Salem Secondary School at Osu in Accra.
His presence began to be felt when he represented his school in various inter-schools dancing competitions.
He told Beatwaves that his full potential emerged when in 1982 he participated in a dancing competition held at the Summer Hut Night Club at Mamprobi, Accra, where he represented Accra Academy and he won.
According to Slim Busterr, after his Ordinary Level education, he participated in the Embassy Double-Do dancing competition and became the ultimate winner.
He hinted that somewhere along the line he met Nana Kwasi Agyeman, popularly known as Gemann, a musician currently in jail at the Nsawam Prisons, who assisted him in developing his talent.
“Gemann and Eric Bobo Jnr then with Classique Handels Band taught me how to compose songs.”
Slim later took a diploma course in audio engineering in London and on completion he bought studio equipment to establish his own studio - Slim Busterr Recording Studio - then at Darkuman Junction, Accra.
He disclosed that he released his first album, ‘Medofo Bra’ in 1989. Unfortunately he sold just 500 copies.
His second album, ‘Mpena’, also did not do well on the music market.
Slim later participated in a show in Benin - the Michael Jackson Look Alike Competition for West Africa.
He then left for London in 1990 and recorded his third album ‘Merewa’ with the help of one of his lecturers, who assisted with the programming and mixing.
When Slim returned to Ghana in 1998 he released the album but he discovered later that it did not conform to what pertained in the country at the time.
In 2000 he released ‘Masan aba’ which was an instant hit, and in 2001 he released ‘Eye Fe Keke’ which featured the romantic tune ‘Mina’.
In 2002 he came out with ‘Baby’, which won the best video at the 2002 edition of the Ghana Music Awards.
He came out with another bouncing album, ‘Marsherita’, which caught on well because of its love lyrics. Slim won the best Hiplife Dance Choreograph at the recently held Royal Awards.
Slim Busterr has produced songs like Tic Tac’s Philomena, Daasabre Dwamena’s Ahuofe, Akyeame’s Yebeda Okyena.
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