A popular Germany – based Ghanaian musician Louis Moreaux who is known in Germany and the Ghanaian music scene as LMX has disclosed to Flex newspaper in an interview last Monday 30th May, 2016 why Ghanaian music is not really getting the international recognition.
When asked what he thinks about Ghanaian music and why it is not getting the international recognition as it should, he said most of the songs Ghanaian artistes do are party songs.
“When you are outside the country and you listen to Ghanaian music, it sounds like rhythm because majority of them follow the same trend. I sometimes ask myself is it the only thing they could do as musicians. Ghanaian music should focus of expanding it. If it is always hip life or high life it will just be local. Let’s make the Ghanaian music international not even continental or African but worldwide. I am in Germany but I listen to Chinese songs even though I don’t speak Chinese,” he disclosed.
He added: “Imagine what Bisa K Dei is doing now on an R&B type of beat; it will get more listeners than it is now on the high life type of beat. The beats we use in Ghana are not familiar outside, so if we do what we do on a familiar beat, it will take us far. That is what the dancehall and rappers are doing and getting more followers in the country.”
LMX is a rapper and a singer who is gaining ground in the UK market and trying to be recognized in the African market as well. His genre of music can’t be defined because he says he is bringing something new into the system called Afro electro music. He is versatile and can do all genres of music but he does what he feels doing most and puts himself out there.
Due to the pressure from his fans in Ghana, LMX is in town to promote a song he featured dancehall artiste Shatta Wale titled She Got It produced in Germany by Meshga.I am being managed by Creative Minds and Staga Management all based in Europe, he told Flex newspaper.