A former manager of Hiplife group 5Five has stated on 3FM’s Showbiz 927 that the group set the pace for Afrobeats in Ghana.
Afrobeats, a musical genre with a fusion of West African musical styles, has influence from hiplife, hip-hop, dancehall and highlife. It has gradually gained grounds in Ghana and Africa as a whole.
According to Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, popularly known as Bulldog, the amount of work 5Five did will not be erased totally or forgotten and that even the trend that brought the whole Azonto thing, they actually set the trend as well.
He made this assertion while reacting to a question from host MzGee, who quizzed him on what happened to the group 5Five.
The controversial artiste manager further added that the system is now competitive and they [5Five] need to double up to be able to catch on.
Bulldog, the current manager of dancehall act Shatta Wale, when asked if he will take 5Five back said he does not have the energy for that.
“I don’t think I still have that energy, I would contribute but I won’t be a pillar like I was before. I would love to form a team and advice, and because I know the path, I will show,” he said.
By Ronald Dickson|3news.com|Ghana