“Radumzo” hit maker Gyedu Blay Ambulley has a fondness for chanting “eeiba”, and it seems he will never stop as he chants it over and over in almost all of his songs in his latest album.
Titled “Sekunde” (original for Sekondi), all the songs on the album (mixture of jazz, afro beat and highlife) have a rich blend of instrumentals making them danceable and funky.
With a wealth of experience in the industry, Ambulley believes the album is an international masterpiece because it took time for him to compose the lyrics and mix the music.
“Sometimes you mix music and you take it home and you feel you have to do it again. This album is not just for the local markets, it is an international piece, anytime I write music I take the world into consideration. When I went to Amsterdam and Belgium, they listened to it and they liked it because of the boldness of the music, the drums and all the instruments are heard clearly”
Tracks on the Sekunde album are Africa, afrakakraba, game, black woman, aware kakra, God e see you, black man dey suffer, no place, e dey walk for ground, bad bad boy, adwuma, omaame opaapa and victims.
Interestingly, almost all the tracks sermonize on social and moral issues.
Asked why he chose such lyrics, the simigwa man said though he is popular for his radumzo song, there is more to give to the society.
“Musicians have a role to play in the society, through our music, we are able to impact positively on the society, music is a good tool for communication, so anyone who feels music should be able to use it well.”
With the album launch scheduled for next month, two tracks on the album have been released as singles.