The composer of the famous Ghana Most Beautiful theme song ‘Banga W3’ has shed more light on the meaning of his song, which has become synonymous with the pageant over the years.
Michael Adangba, who treated patrons of the just ended 2018 GMB grand finale to a thrilling performance, made an appearance again on TV3’s New Day on Friday to give viewers a feel of rich indigenous Ghanaian music.
According to him, the song is simply a call to God to come help us, explaining ‘Banga W3’ means God Almighty in his native language, Kasem. The “goooooooo”, he said, is only an exclamation in calling out the name of God.
His explanation of the song comes at a time that some social media users have been trying so hard to get the title of the song and its meaning.
Comedian OB Amponsah, who made an attempt to write the title of the song, further teased the appetite of the public to want to know more about the song.
Michael Adangba, whose music infuses African traditional instruments into making contemporary song, said it took him quite sometime to produce the song.
According to him, the whole song was produced with traditional instruments like the calabash, flutes, drums and others and it meant recording each instrument live.
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Michael Adangba has observed that over the period of time that he has been into music, very few people including his manager and TV3 understand his kind of music.
He feels people have not really embraced an alternative to what is already popular, but he believes people will gradually groove to his kind of music.
He currently has a music band Jongo Band, which is named after the cultural dance of the Kasena people of the Upper East Region.
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