Tiffany’s dance anthem: is Ghana ready?
I saw Tiffany’s latest video ‘Rock My Body’ some few days ago and my initial response to the song itself was quite negative. Why? Simply because it was a club tune. With funky and afrobeats reigning in Ghana at the moment, a club tune was the last thing I expected to hear coming from Ghana. And yet there it was.
Tiffany, who burst into the music scene last year with the highly popular ‘Fake London Boy’ song has established herself firmly in Ghana, proving to be one of the few female artists in Ghana who can hold her own on the mike. Her follow-up single ‘Last One’ ft Castro was a hit, and she recently performed at the Hiplife Festival with the likes of Kwabena Kwabena, Ruff & Smooth, Stay Jay, Atumpan and others at the Indigo2 in London.
So I was expecting a lot from this song. After my first listen of ‘Rock My Body’ I immediately dismissed the song and was really disappointed. But then I got thinking, was I listening to the song with my afrobeat/funky/hiplife frame of mind or my club/dance frame of mind? Because let’s be real, it was not what I was expecting to hear. A lot of music coming out of Ghana now has a distinctive sound, and having been bombarded with so many funky tunes in the last couple of months, I wasn’t expecting anything different. But after a few more listens, ‘Rock My Body’ grew on me. If like me you loved Chris Brown’s ‘Yeah 3x’ and ‘Check It Out’ by Nicki Minaj ft Will.I.Am, then you’ll like this one, as ‘Rock My Body’ is kind of like a crossover between the two.
I can understand why this song might not go down well with some listeners as it’s not what we’re used to hearing from Ghanaian artists. However it’s a catchy tune, and I rate Tiffany for stepping out of the box and doing something different. I can easily picture a song like this being played in clubs here, and if Ghanaian artists want to tap into the international market, then diversifying their music and not just catering solely Ghanaians is definitely the way forward.
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By Yaa Nyarko