Highlife veteran, Rex Owusu Marfo (Rex Omar), has shot down expectations of skeptics that he should retire from active music for the sake of the younger generation.
An emphatic statement via Facebook recently, has him wondering why he should stop as fellow African greats as Salif Keita, Alpha Blondy, Ebo Taylor, Freddie Meiway, and Richard Bona are all ardently trekking the nations with their music despite their advanced age.
The GHAMRO boss, a multiple-award-winner famed for classics as Abiba, Tokota, Da Di Da Da, and Dangerous, as well as recent cuts as Nhyira and Hilife Agogo also stresses that creativity knows no age, and so cannot be forced to cease music.
Authoring and performing music for 35 years, Omar, 53, is currently on a “one month one banger” streak, publishing new material every month. His next offering, Why Where Who is expected to land next.
Read his full statement below: