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Highlife legend Ben Brako tells the story of his hit songs


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Ghanaian legendary musician and songwriter, Bernard George Kobena Brako, professionally identified as Ben Brako has revealed that he birthed most of his hit songs while schooling at the University of Ghana, Legon.

Ben Brako, is the voice behind some of Ghana’s finest highlife hits like Mewie, Basaa Basaa and the like.

The prolific lyricist in an interview on Y107.9FM’s Myd Morning Radio Show, YLeaderboard Series segment reminisced on his early days as a young musician, hinting at how seamless the lyrics of his hit songs were.

He hinted that the first song he wrote while in the university, was titled ‘Mewie Magrodzi’ which would become, a global hit and is considered as a timeless classic today. “As a young singer, I had a guitar in my room; I’d just pick it up and then I started to play that first song putting the melody together. The first song I wrote is  ‘Mewie Magorodzi’.”

After getting his first degree at the University of Ghana, he soon left for the United Kingdom which he noted had a more conducive music ecosystem to set his career into motion. While sharing his nomadic experience in the United Kingdom, he said “I created a lot of the music in Ghana; while I was in the university, before I moved to the UK and those songs were written to become the best of my hit songs.”

source: Theannouncergh.com