Where Are They Now? Has Dancehall Killed Tinny And Co?

Dancehall has for some time now gotten attention due to its numerous artistes who are coming up. Dancehall music which has been known to be the music of Jamaicans has now taken over Ghana’s music industry.

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Dancehall music in Ghana has really come of age and as such, there is competition between the artistes who find themselves doing Dancehall with the drive to outdo each other.

What this means is that any Dancehall artiste who is not able to do his or her best would find him or herself out of the music scene within a short time dying with his music’s.

Such persons who have one way or the other struggling to catch up with other colleagues in the industry are many but just to mention a few are Tinny, Praye, Promzy, Dr Cryme, Dadie Opanka, Big Borax (formerly called Mr. Borax), Abrewa Nana, Mzbel, Eazzy and co.

We can also talk about the fact that most of the underground artistes are mostly into Dancehall music due to its prominence in Ghana.

The likes of Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Kaakie, Samini, Jupitar and others have taken center stage in Ghana’s Dancehall fever.

The new faces of Dancehall in Ghana, such as Episode, Mzvee, Rudebwoy Ranking and AK Songstress has been seen on most platforms doing their own things killing old Ghanaian music artist.

On stage, radio and television, Dancehall loving Ghanaians are moved anytime Dancehall songs are played.

Let’s take a close look at how these artistes suddenly died.

Praye: The group Praye died before they split and the individual project of the group members are not doing them any good. Choirmaster has done many to maintain the group but have proved futile.

Tinny: Ga rapper, Tinny was the hit years back when there was no Shattawale. Tinny went into hiding and resurfaced again but the Ga man has not proved his magic. Tinny came back from his hiding and released songs but none of these make hit like “Makola Kwakwe” and other great tunes that flooded every corner of the continent.

Promzy: VIP trio, Promzy dug his own grave when he said goodbye to the VIP group. After releasing few tracks, his magic couldn’t buy Ghanaians. Promzy is now dead in the pools.

Darling boy Dr Cryme: After “Killing Me Shy” got some few shows to cash in and was enjoying the hype which came with the song, Dr. Cryme isn’t anywhere to be located. Good tunes from this young man got every Ghanaian moving but days after his latest, Cryme has run away to hide in Europe to seek asylum. So is Dr. Cryme dead?

Dadie Opanka: The Tema base rapper who came to fame and was spreading all the money from all the big stages isn’t anyhere near the big guys again. He became famous using tunes from the Bradez’s “Simple” beat. I rest my case!!!



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