Music of Monday, 23 July 2012
After a ground breaking and sterling performance in Ghana, Jamaican dance hall superstar and producer Demarco known in real life as Colin Demar Edwards has left lasting memories in the minds of Ghanaians even after his departure from the country a few weeks ago.
Demarco wowed dance hall lovers and fans in Ghana with captivating performances with his hit songs especially the chart topper “I love my life” which was the title head for the show which took place at the dome.
In telephone interview with Focus FM’s Edem Kobby Mathias (Kobby Drill) on the 7/11 joint, Demarco expressed deep appreciation to the people of Ghana for the reception he received and promised to come back any time soon.
He was also overwhelmed by the hospitable reception the event organizers offered him stressing that “it was one of the best receptions I have received.” When he (Demarco) was asked about his opinion on Ghanaian music, he said though had a brief stay in the country, the little he heard really was very impressive adding that Ghana is endowed with lots of talents in the music industry.
“Ghana and Jamaica really are not different; both countries look small, but are endowed with talents,” the dancehall superstar is reported to have said.
He added that Jamaica, though a small country, is really noted for its strong music force and dexterity and that if Ghana could champion itself in the same way, it’s really going to do the country real good.
When the host, Kobby Drill, asked him about the secret behind the success of dancehall and reggae music all over the world, Demarco attributed it to respect for one another and hard work in terms of promoting their music.
“When our work (music) is done, we put it up on the internet for people to download and listen to it”. “Also, systems are in place to get returns from the sites we put our music” he added. In addition to that, he said most of the artistes in Jamaica are hard working and creative.
He even went to use himself as an example. “I do all genre of music and sometimes make my own beats as well” he said.
When asked about how local event organizers in Jamaica treat foreign artiste when they come to Jamaica, he quickly answered that the treatment is the same.
They get the chance to do a lot of stuff together which at the end of the day yields a lot of collaborations and features.
Before the host ended the interview with him, he (Demarco) said his new single “party of the year” which was released a week ago is basically a party/club song, which people can enjoy in their party/club mood.***