Emelia Brobbey chooses Prince Bright over Okyeame Kwame, others
Critics and lovers of Emelia Brobbey’s ‘Fa Meko’ and her music career as a whole should brace themselves for more as the actress-turned-singer is set to release a remix of the song.
The piece, expected to be released before long, features Prince Bright. This comes after the rapper cum singer as well as other musicians, including Okyeame Kwame, expressed interest in laying some verses and bars should there be an opportunity for a remix.
“It is a nice song and I love it; you know it is not usual for an actress to do such a song so I commend her for that. I have listened to it and if Emelia should call me to say I need you on that song, I will gladly jump on it. I love Highlife and I love Emelia as well, she has been a very good friend of mine for a long time. That song is great,” Okyeame Kwame told Graphic Showbiz in reaction to the numerous backlash hurled at the actress.
In a recent interview on Gye Nyame FM in Kumasi, Emelia Brobbey confirmed that she had settled on Prince Bright. She told Nana B, host of ‘Showbiz Ghana’ that she appreciated the love shown her by all the artists who were ready to do a pro bono feature, stressing that she had to make a choice.
“We’re done with the remix. It features Bright of Buk Bak fame,” she said.
Emelia Brobbey became a victim of internet trolling as netizens on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms mocked her following the release of the song.
The trolls were so intense that several Ghanaians specifically asked the renowned actress to stick to what she does best rather than humiliating herself by adding another profession to her career.
She was however defended by a section of the public, including legendary music producer Fredyma who argued that the song is not as terrible as some are suggesting.
“She might not be one of the gifted singers on the continent but I can confidently say with all my 36 years in the music industry as a professional sound engineer and over my 50+ years on this planet that, she tried her best,” he said.
“One of the ingredients one uses to measure one’s song is the 3T’s of music that is, timing, tuning, and tempo! Did she have all these applied in her song? I say yes she did. She never went off-key, the timing was good and tempo excellent.
“We can criticize her vocal delivery on the song. It lacked dynamics and was raw. The instrumentation and the arrangements are a two-chord progression song of the doh and fah chords. It could have been better with the arrangements moving to other progressions,” Fredyma added.
The experienced sound engineer advised that Emelia Brobbey should rather be encouraged as there is more room for improvement.
He said: “You might not appreciate the music maybe based on your perception about her being an actress and ‘forcing’ her way into music. Her lyrics are on point. With a good voice coach like Freeman Daniel Ame, she can be transformed. She has the potential if she would give herself ample time to learn the rudiments of music. Let’s encourage her rather than asking her to quit music. Practice makes a man perfect. Emelia Brobbey, time will tell.”
Meanwhile, Emelia Brobbey is out with another single titled ‘Odo Electric’. The song features Wendy Shay of RuffTown Records.