Ghanaian Highlife artist, Rex Omar, is aiming to get Highlife played everywhere in the world.
He indicated that it is his vision to project the genre in a way that it can be played in clubs globally.
Rex Omar, who is set to release his forthcoming album dubbed ‘Club Highlife’, said it’s to position highlife in a way that can fit being played in night clubs across the world.
In a conversation with MzGee on 3FM’s Showbiz927, the ‘Abiba’ crooner said, ”I’m going to release hit songs. I’m coming up with something completely new because this particular type of song, I call it Club Highlife. I want to project Highlife in such a way that globally, anybody can play it in a club without even thinking,”
He added “All type of music take their weight from highlife so if other type of music is played being played in the club, we should be able to create highlife that can be played in the club.”
The veteran musician mentioned that his kind of songs stand the test of time because he considers its longevity while composing the songs.
Rex Omar born Rex Owusu Marfo is a Ghanaian highlife artist. He first rose to prominence in 1989 with the Aware Pa album which also included the track, Wodofo Ne Hwan? Following this, in 1992 he formed the Highlife Supergroup Nakorex together with fellow Highlife artists Nat Brew and Akosua Agyapong, the group’s name being an acronym made up of the first letters of each member’s name.
He then pursued a solo career. In 2004 Omar was nominated for a Kora award, and in 2005 he was nominated as Artiste of the Year in the Ghana Music Awards.