Mark Okraku Mantey, Ghana’s Deputy Minister for Tourism, Culture, and Creative Arts, has revealed that the Akan language is the weakest in the country when it comes to its effective use in music production.
He disclosed that the language lacks rhythmic and tonal elements which make music more appealing.
Honorable Mantey said in spite of the language’s musical deficiencies, the Akan people have been able to promote the language to the extent that the impression is made that speakers of the language are the only ones who can produce the best music.
He is of the firm belief that it is not true that speakers of the Akan language are the producers of the best music in the country.
The former record producer said the Akan language is the weakest from his perspective, adding that it is the weakest when it comes to music.
Speaking in an interview on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, the Deputy Minister mentioned the Northern, Volta, and the Gas as areas having the potential of overtaking Akan music.