I suffered because of Azonto – Gasmilla


Ghanaian musician, Odartei Milla Lamptey, popularly known as Gasmilla said he suffered because of Azonto. According to him, people had to argue and fight him for saying he is the originator of Azonto music and dance.

He added that, Azonto is a dance and music genre from Ghana. People living in the coastal towns in the country such as Chorkor, James Town, La, Teshie, Nungua and Tema, in the Greater Accra Region are known to have originated the dance.

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Speaking on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM on Thursday, Gasmilla urged musicians to push for the registration of Azonto as a music genre.

He added that artistes from Ghana are too creative, hence find it difficult to stick to a particular genre unlike Jamaicans who have championed reggae and dancehall for decades.

Throwing more light on the Azonto genre, Gasmilla said “if BBC could come down for a guy who did a video with a budget less than GH¢ 2,000 and clothes less than GH¢10.00, then I was like that is the way. All we needed was to make Azonto a genre.”

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“If we make it a genre, people will dance Azonto songs every year, but we have not made it.

“Every year Nigerians who learned Azonto from us create one dance to dance to it but I will bring a dance and people will ignore…unity is the problem,” he said.


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