Working with highlife legends like Nana Acheampong, Pat Thomas, Papa Yankson, Daasebre, Dada K.D., A.B. Crentsil and Daddy Lumba, as a drummer, has given Seidu Shaibu enough experience to come out with his own album, titled, Ewuraba.
He is a Ghanaian musician but based in Germany; and songs on the nine-track album which was released a few weeks ago include Soronko, Ewuraba, Suffer, Angelina, Metu Kwan Akye, Tie Masem and Obi Somemu.
Sound engineer Kwaku Mensah, who is based in Amsterdam, worked on the album.
The title track Ewuruba is a about love and disappointment. All the songs on the album are highlife songs except two, which are reggae songs. One of the songs is also a remix of A.B. Crentsil’s Angelina.
According to Shaibu, otherwise known as Shai Guy, his first album, Tie Masem, didn’t do well. But he was hopeful the new one would get some attention because it addresses different issues.
“Ghana is my home so I got to come back after a long stay in Europe to give back to Ghanaians,” he said.
Born in Swedru, the father of three has been doing music for the past 15 years. He used be a member of Relative Band in Germany but he is now on his own.
Shai Guy said Ghanaians should not be surprised he sounds like A.B. Crentsil because he worked with him for almost 10 years.
“Some people will criticize me for copying A.B. Crentsil but I like his style; but blending his style and the little experience I got from Europe makes my songs a little different from him,” Shai Guy added.
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