Ghana’s ‘RocK Star’ Kuami Eugene has dismissed claims that the quality of his latest song “Open Gate” shows he is running out of steam and his lyrical dexterity is waning.
The song, which is the lead single of his upcoming studio album, Son of Africa, is a fast-tempo afrobeat tune, produced by WillisBeatz.
Despite garnering more than half a million views on youtube, there are people who believe it detracts from the youngsters stellar song writing abilities.
While some say the song does not really make alot of sense, others have pinpointed specific words like “Sebe, Wele, Kontomire” which they think have no role in the song, advising the musician to get help to beef-up the quality of his lyrics.
But the Lynx Entertainment act, in an interview with MzGee on TV3’s New Day, insists his critics got it all wrong.
“Hello No, the thing is music is a craft, where are these same people talking now, how did I get half a million views in three days, why aren’t they complaining about the fact that the song is moving so quickly and the video is moving so fast, that’s where my question comes from”
He then took on these critics suggesting they may not really understand the things the talk about.
” Whoever is saying that doesn’t actually understand what he is saying, a lot of people talk about things they don’t understand, and currently in our world, a lot of people sit on shoes that they don’t even understand what the show is talking about, and will probably not be maybe an entertainment person or somebody who has been in the studio or managed an artist for a long time or written songs for a long time, so they don’t actually know what they are talking about, if they knew what they were talking about they will first think of the fact this song is getting half a million views in three days, how many Ghanaian artiste can pull that amount”
Kuami Eugene then proceeded to explain the controversial lyrics:
” if you have really listened to the song after saying wele, sebe, Kontomire, i made mention of do your walking, so that actually explains the ‘wele, sebe, kontomire’ because you know when we were kids we had a folktale we were playing with, when we see a nice woman passing by we used to say wele, sebe, kontomire, we were looking at the woman’s buttocks, so it is just something that goes with the song, do your walking, do that wele, sebe, kontomire, when you are walking down the aisle, its like its your wedding and your walking to the pastor so do that your wedding walk”.