Veteran highlife Rex Omar has said that, until the arrival of some new highlife artistes onto the music scene, he had no hope the Highlife genre would survive after the veterans are no more.
Speaking to Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz fm, the Abiba hitmaker opined that, he was worried a few years ago that, the genre adored by many as Ghana’s original sound, was dying because many artistes had driven away from it to pick up new ones.
“But when I started hearing songs from the Kuami Eugene’s, the Adinas and the KiDis, I said wow. These guys give me hope that all is not lost for the highlife genre. They would take over the mantle and then we would be behind the scene,supporting them.
Rex Omar stated that these new artistes working hard to push Ghanaian music through Highlife need all the support they would get.
The musician, who doubles as the Chairman of the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO), praised Kuami Eugene for being dynamic in his quest to push Highlife music.
Rex Omar explained that the Lynx Entertainment signee’s ability to adapt and play instruments would help him a great deal in his career.
“This our industry has some slippery roads and we the older artistes would have to hand over the mantle to these younger ones, so I am happy that we would be behind the scenes to guide them so that they don’t fall into the pits,”.