Tue. May 17th, 2022

The inaugural Amapiano Festival in Ghana was held on Sunday at Garage Lounge in Accra, Ghana.

Some of South Africa’s top amapiano performers performed at the event, including Focalistic, Kamo Mphela, DBN Gogo, Mr JazziQ, and Uncle Waffles.

The festival’s ambassador, David Mensah, spoke with My Joy Online on the genre’s popularity in the country.

“Amapiano music is rising in popularity, and the Amapiano Event, Ghana’s first festival devoted to this genre, is offering a dance party of a lifetime.”

Other talents including as Major League DJz, Uncle Vinny, and amapiano pair Felo Le Tee joined in the fun last night at Accra’s Bondai Restaurant and Bar for another amapiano-themed concert.

This year has seen the South African genre flourish and burst across the continent, challenging Afrobeats as Africa’s most popular music.

Co-signs from the world’s three largest Afrobeats performers (Wizkid, Davido, and Burna Boy) have played a significant role in this expansion, since they have introduced the genre to their millions of followers.

Late last year, Burna Boy and Wizkid appeared on amapiano pioneer Kabza De Small’s tune Sponono, while Davido has been on two amapiano songs with Focalistic: “Ke Star Remix” and “Champion Sound.”

However, while amapiano reigns supreme in Ghanaian nightlife in December, several Ghanaians have lamented the lack of diversity and local talent on the line-ups.

One visitor, @gyaigyimii, stated that he did not fly all the way to Ghana merely to listen to amapiano music every night.

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