Guru introduces New Music Genre

Ghanaian rapper Guru
Ghanaian rapper Guru

Ghanaian rapper has announced a new music genre he calls Afrorock music.

According to the ‘Lapaz Toyota’ himatker, it is a fusion of rap with live highlife and western rock instruments.

He made this pronouncement on Monday, January 13, 2019 on social media microblog Twitter.

He tweeted: “Rap combine with Highlife n Rock instruments =
@afrorockmusic follow the movement.”

His announcement comes at a time there has been debates over what elements make up a highlife — the original Ghanaian music genre.

Checks by reveals a similar genre name has existed since the 1960s and its pioneership has been credited to Osibisa, Aiye-Keta – Third World, Alhaji K. Frimpong, Laolu Akins, Mike Odumosu and others.

Source: Yaw Sarpong |


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