I am not rude – Kwaisey Pee

The “Me hia odo” hit singer says he is naturally a quiet person which must not be misconstrued as rudeness or meanness.

Kwaisey Pee says he is not rude

Highlife musician, Kwaisey Pee, has dispelled rumours that he is rude and mean.

He would rather attribute the poor air-play of his songs and that of other highlife artistes to the attitude of the media.

The braided-hair artiste who is out with a new Afro-pop inspirational banger, “Br3br3” meaning, ‘take it slow’, on which he featured Sarkodie was a guest on Starr FM’s mid-morning show “The Zone”.

Akwesi Poku, as Kwaisey Pee is known in real life, talked about his tour of some parts of Europe and the Americas which he claims is more of a “Reconnecting- with- Fans and Fans- Assuring” tour as well as a promotion for the new song.

According to him, “The tour is about Kwaisey Pee trying to reach out to his fans oversees for all those years that he’s not been with them by putting some couple of shows together and then assuring his fans that the ‘Kwaisey Pee’ brand is still alive”.

Throughout his music career and most especially, his stay in Ghana to promote his music, the artiste, who is cousins with Rex Omar, has received a lot of bashing from some media and industry players for being rude, mean and unfriendly, hence the reason for his songs not receiving enough air-play.

“I’ve heard that [People say I’m rude, mean and unfriendly] many times. It’s not just you. I just keep to myself. That’s what it is. I’m an introvert and nothing else,” Kwaisey Pee told Naa Ashorkor and Ama Cordelia.

The “Memfa twen atofo kese3” singer further elaborated on other challenges he faces as a highlife musician just as all other highlife artistes in Ghana.

“Playing our [Ghanaian artistes] music on radio especially us the highlife artistes; they [radio stations] play some kind of songs. Sometimes when you give a CD to a Dj or say a Radio Presenter, he sits down and thinks, ‘ok what’s the current trend?’ And tries to flow with what’s on. So if you’re not lucky and your music doesn’t really fall in that, then it means it’s not going to be played. It takes people who really understand our [highlife artistes] kind of songs, for them to actually play it, but majority of the DJs and radio presenters want to go in for songs that go with the current trend because he wants to play this song and follow with another song that has the same rhythm so in case yours is not in the same rhythm, then it means maybe he will play it the next day,” Kwaisey funnily added.

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