by: michael eli dokosi/www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
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Although he has three albums to his credit, there is little doubt it has taken the ‘Take Away’ single featuring Cabum to properly sell gifted guitarist Anthony Ackah a.k.a. Aka Blay to the Ghanaian masses.
Every musician has one song which opens doors. Samini can thank ‘Linda’, Tinny ‘Makola Kwakwei’, Grace Ashy ‘Wo Nutso Yesu’, Shatta Wale ‘Dancehall King’, Bisa Kdei ‘Mansa’ and El ‘Koko’.
Aka Blay is no lightweight given experience he’s amassed over the years serving with varied music colossus. The Nzema boy served in Jewel Ackah’s band playing serious guitar from 1988 to 1991 before joining the Western Diamonds Band from 1991 to 2002. From 2002 onwards he formed the Abiza band offering solid tunes including ‘Hezu’, ‘Kwame Nkrumah’, ‘Oshogbo’ ‘Amea’ and now ‘Take Away.’
The man who loves rice with light soup but can’t live without Acheke, fried tilapia and grounded pepper is known to industry persons for his live band sessions and is of no surprise that he counts Amandziba, Kojo Antwi, Rex Omar, Yaw Sarpong, Ohemaa Mercy, Grace Ashy, Emmy Newman, Ofori Amponsah, DL, Dada K.D, OD4, Okraseni, Ewura Esi, Nana Yaw Asare and several others as persons he’s worked with one time or the other.
But the irony is that Aka Blay and his Abiza band is in demand abroad than in his home country. It is common to have musicians who see themselves as champions at home but barely have presence outside the country; thankfully Aka Blay is not of that stock.
He is in fact in the class with the FOKN Bois and King Ayiosba who are regularly booked for European music festivals from Denmark to England and make some good money on the road. A class Wiyaala, Stonebwoy and Sarkodie are working hard to join.
The entertainer with 4 children had submitted to Jackie Ankrah a few weeks ago that an album with the title ‘Awomua Oye’ is soon to follow after milking the single which has gripped the imagination of males, females as well as the young and old.
In the Peewezel produced ‘Take Away’ a.k.a. ‘We Are Taking The Girls Away’ Aka Blay makes a pronouncement of taking the girls away adding that no effort shall be spared to ferry the girls home. Now as to why the girls are being taken away and to where I cannot tell but the featured artiste gives a clue when Cabum offers a verse explaining he loves the dress style of the lady of his love interest. He further adds that he is stunned by her beauty and intends to make an honest woman out of her.
Motion Eye studious breathe life into the video. The shots are crisp with sprinkling of a few popular faces here and there including music executive Panji Anoff, humour merchant Nathanial Mensah a.k.a. Ajezay and rising music act K’Daanso.
Aka Blay himself is his bubbly self on stage set against an entertainment joint with live band offering and oh there is the man who expected to have a good time with two ladies he engaged only for a lanky son of a gun to entice them with his dancing, neglecting the beer loving bossman who invited them over.
Enjoy as Aka Blay Takes The Girls Away: