Highlife great, Rex Omar, has announced a new song for 2018. The uplifting record, Nhyira, was produced by Osei Kweku, and features rapper/broadcaster, Trigmatic.
Nhyira is the GHAMRO chairman’s fist song in a significant while, and reveals that it is a psalm of gratitude to God. ““I have been doing music for 35 years and when I look at where I’m coming from and where God has brought me, I felt it right to start with a song that expresses my appreciation to him. When God blesses you, you have to show appreciation.”, he told Showbiz days ago.
Omar also divulged that the song is part of efforts to revive the highlife genre, which seems to be stagnant for sometime now.
“Before our colonial masters gave our music the name Highlife, we had our own music like Adowa, Agbadza, Kpanlogo, Borborbor among others but because they couldn’t dance to these and they wanted something that will suit them, they called it Highlife.
“So now Highlife is a brand that is stuck to Ghana because we started it but what I am saying is that for us not to lose it, we should bring all our various traditional rhythms together under Highlife and redefine it once and for all,” he added.
Accompanying visuals are also expected out in days.
Rex Omar’s most widely -known hits include Abiba, Tokota, Da Di Da Da, Dangerous, among an endless list of other classics. His sound is a fusion of highlife, Afro-pop, Jazz, and other indigenous influences.