Music of Monday, 7 June 2004


Paa Solo Out With A New One

The name Paa Solo needs no introduction on the highlife music scene since it is a household one.

Paa Solo announced his presence on the music scene some 15 years ago when, together with his musical twin; Kennedy they turned the country upside down with their maiden album, ?Wo Gyedi Abedwa?.

The release of that album was the beginning of the fame of the two youngsters who were then the youngest of all musical personalities in the country.

Instantly, the two, who performed under the showbiz name ?Sibo Brothers? continued to enjoy high patronage.

After releasing two other albums, the two went their separate ways. Kennedy later managed to come out with album but went into oblivion and is yet to resurface. However, Paa Solo, known in music circles as ?Okyeman Bob Marley? continued to glow.

But, along the line, he went down the line until last year, when he released perhaps the best of all his albums entitled ?Sisi Na Adae Womu? which instantly catapulted him once again into the class of the music heavyweights in the country.

His classic combination with the man of the moment, Batman, indeed added to the perfect execution of the project, which was to bring him back to the top once again.

Everywhere one went in the country, be it a funeral, party, political event, infact at every social gathering, the track gained prominence and local musical charts continued to rate it among the top brackets.

Now, Paa Solo is out once again with a new album, which is currently enjoying massive airplay on both radios and televisions across the length and breadth of the country.

The new album, entitled ?Mma Obi Nsee Wadwen?, which comes on U Name It Production record label, continued to employ all the highlife trends he used to, to present a good account o himself.

The eight-track album clearly shows Solo?s love for rich highlife rhythms with a deviation from the usual adulterated rhythms intertwined with a mixture of pure traditional beats that came with good kicks and style.

The title track of the album, ?Mma Obi Nsee Wadwen?, despite its appeal in terms of lyrics, has a good tempo rhythms designed to drag listeners to the dancing floor.

Other compelling tracks on the album include ?Ma No Nkoso Saa?, ?Me Mma Bio?, ?Bisa? and ?Wo Gyedi Abedwa?.