Ghanaian highlife musician Kaakyire Kwame Appiah has revealed the inspiration behind his season-hit song, which is played on repeat during Christmas celebrations.
Kaakyire Kwame Appiah’s Bronya song, which was released three decades ago, often echoes in the minds of many, particularly those in the big cities in Ghana during Christmas.
The song urges people in the big cities to travel back to their villages to celebrate Christmas, and according to him, that song came to him in a dream.
“The 24th song came to me in a dream. In a dream, I was playing a band with my master, Osei Kofi, at Sefwi, and I was singing George Jara’s Hakaduna song, and someone whispered it to me to sign about Bronya (Christmas).”
“The people said people in this town don’t like returning to their villages or hometowns, so I should tell them that nobody is forcing them to go to their villages, but they should access their own lives and go.”“So in the dream, I realised I was singing it, and the people with me loved it, and I recorded it immediately when I woke up because I always had my recorder on me even when I’m sleeping,” he told Nhyira Kwabena Esselfie on Rainbow Radio Accra.
By: Joel Eshun/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana