Renowned Ghanaian musician and songwriter, Akwaboah has won many fans with his latest song, “Yayaaya,” a moving ode to his late father, Kwadwo Akwaboah. The English translation of the Akan language’s “Painful” title provides a hint as to the song’s emotional depth.
“Yayaaya” transports listeners back to the heyday of highlife music through musical voyage. The track gains a timeless feel from the highlife percussions, which are reminiscent of classic dirges. These components bring back memories of the musical past that helped to define Ghana’s cultural identity.
The pain of bereavement and Akwaboah’s enduring love for his father are expressed via his passionate vocals and sincere words. The song serves as an effective reminder of the emotional impact that music can have, particularly during times of loss and memory.