President of the Songwriters Association of Ghana, Emmanuel Barnes popularly known as Mr Logic, says most of the songs dominating our airwaves in recent years are not good.
According to Mr. Logic, a lot of senseless songs became hit songs in Ghana through some means but that doesn’t mean those songs were good songs in anyway.
Contributing to discussions on Daybreak Hitz on the topic, Is a Good song a hit song?, he said, “Most Hit songs are not good songs; Here in Ghana, the good songs that became hit songs were probably 30%.”
Mr. Logic “Like Patapaa’s One Corner, yes the song became very big, was a hit all over the place but that song is not a good song. Patapaa’s One Corner became a hit song especially because of the dance attached to the song, but that song been a hit song, does not in anyway make it a good song.”
Recently, Mr Logic called on senseless songs to be banned because of the impact it is having on the youth.
According to Mr Logic, some of the songs that are out now do not make sense at all.
“They are not timeless songs. There are songs from the likes of Kojo Antwi that are still impactful when played, how many years has he been in the industry?
“The songs that are coming out now cannot even last for two years. Let us take a song like One Corner from Patapaa, yes it made some waves but can we say that song can still be relevant after two years?
“Even as we speak, the vibe, the energy for the song is down and I want to ask, is that what they want as artistes?”
Mr Logic said music must impact people positively, so what was happening now was unfortunate.
“Music is supposed to be educative and informative, it should be transformational; it should speak to people and their issues.
“What people do not know is that music has a psychological effect on people and artistes should consider that when churning out songs but unfortunately, that is not what we see going on,” he stressed.
Mr Logic also blamed the media for making such songs gain popularity.
“The media is also not helping, they are playing these songs and my fear is that a time will come when that will be all we have left so far as music is concerned.
“DJs and presenters are not scrutinising the songs they play, they play just anything and that is it. This is not good and it should not be encouraged,” he said.
On how to curb this trend, Mr Logic said all stakeholders needed to collaborate.
“We cannot do this on our own; we need the media to collaborate with us so we can sieve what song gets airplay. They cannot be influencers of bad songs.
“We on the other hand will be having some seminars and sensitisation programmes for the public and artistes on the need to put great songs with good lyrics out there so that we can make Ghana a better place,” he stated.