Renowned Highlife artiste, Adane Best has disclosed that he is yet to release the remix of his old hit song, ‘Ayitey’.
He had promised that in May but has not been able to release the song because of Black Sherif’s busy schedule.
The highlife icon said he was moved to feature Black Sherif after the reigning VGMA Artiste of the Year sang ‘Ayitey’ on stage when he received the topmost VGMA Artiste of the Year award earlier this year.
“Black Sherif will do well on the ‘Ayitey’ remix. After winning VGMA Artiste of the Year, he performed Ayitey and I saw it trending everywhere. I have reached out to him but I guess he is busy at the moment. But at the right time, we will hit the studio and make it happen”.Adane Best
Adane Best is known for songs such as “Gyata Bi”, “Mafio”, “Dromo”, “Bie Shoo”, “Yoo, Dompe”, “Tie Memu Nsem”, “Suumo”, “Femo Dil”, “Abusun and Rabbi” among others.
He said that he is planning a big concert next year to mark 32 years in the music industry and is also coming out with an album next year.
“32 years in the music is no joke and I plan to do it big. I am already in touch with some of my colleagues to join me on stage when I finally announce the date and the feedback is encouraging.
“Next year, I am dropping a complete album for my fans who keep asking me when I am releasing a song. The album is for all those who miss my songs. So, relax and enjoy when it is finally out”.Adane Best
Adane Best says he does not need hit songs to survive
The veteran musician, Adane Best says he does not feel pressured to release chart-topping bangers regularly to survive.
The veteran speaks confidently about his financial stability, rendering a potential new hit song a welcomed addition rather than a necessity for survival. This situation is unlike the pressure many of his peers feel to produce constant hit songs for survival.
In an industry where success is measured by the frequency of hit songs, Adane Best a Highlife artist has more than a decade not dropped a hit song.
With over 32 years in the industry, Adane Best stands as a testament to the enduring power of timeless melodies, and his legacy is the embodiment of an illustrious collection of timeless compositions that resonate with audiences, leading him to be in high demand for live performances within Ghana and even beyond her borders.
“I believe I have paid my dues as one of the best Highlife musicians with incredible songs. All my songs are timeless, and the reason I am always getting gigs in Ghana and beyond. Now it has become a norm to have a hit song to be able to perform at certain events but things are different with me.
“In fact, I am busy most of the time performing at one place or the other and that is because of my evergreen songs”.Adane Best
According to Adane Best, all a musician needs is a timeless song to be sorted for the rest of his life. Such a musician will eat from his sweat.
“Now songs don’t last for more than five months and it’s a shame this is happening to us. Ayitey is over 30 years but anytime I perform it, the young and old dance to it as though it is a fresh song. Young musicians should learn from us how timeless songs are made, and some of us are willing to teach them”.Adane Best