Legendary high-life musician Gyedu-Blay Ambolley has challenged the Musicians Union of Ghana, (MUSIGA) to organize events and implement agendas that will unify the older generation of musicians and the younger ones.
Ambolley’s call follows the noticeable absence of the young generation of artistes at the funeral of late high-life maestro Jewel Ackah held in Tema on Saturday, August 4,2018.
In an interview with the Graphic Showbiz, Ambolley urged MUSIGA to organize regular seminars, workshops, and interactive sessions for the various genre and groups in the industry so they can work together to explore and present a united front.
“It does not sit right to have a funeral of such a big legend and not see the younger generation of musicians around.” expressed Ambolley
“Jewel Ackah for so many years, entertained people in their homes, cars, offices, markets and everywhere. So if that person who gave us that sort of entertainment is no more, the least we can do is to accord him our last respect by showing up at his funeral”, Ambolley added.
Continuing, Ambolley added “Ghana belongs to all of us and each one of us contribute in one way or the other. We don’t have to wait for one person to die before eulogizing him or her. We need to sit up as a people. If we do not come together and forge ahead as a team, we will remain divided.”
Ambolley said Jewel Ackah apart from his jovial self had a unique voice that distinguished him from others. He described his departed colleague as a great musician whose work will continue to live on.