Ghanaian highlife and afrobeat singer-songwriter, Eugene Kwame Marfo known in the Showbiz circles as Kuami Eugene, has released a video to one of his most anticipated songs, “Amen”.
The video has received a mixed reaction from his fan base and entertainment pundits. Whiles some have praised him for consistently releasing hit songs coupled with its attendant music videos, some have taken the opposite side.
The self-acclaimed king of High-life released the music video to “Amen” on January 31, 2021, after coming off with his sophomore “son of Africa” Album on 9 October 2020.
Among the 14-playlist album, one of the uplifting and motivating is “Amen”.
The song begins with “Angela” a hitmaker traveling on a motorcycle indicating how poor and vulnerable he was.
Unfortunately, the motor breaks down, and Kuami Eugene had to begin his journey on foot which later some people tried to attack him.
My argument is premised on the fact, after been chased by robbers he ended up appearing at a program that looked like an out-dooring of a new artist.
What I struggle to understand is when he was dragged by a director, who requested a costume designer to adorn him in fashionable clothing, and also the artist (Kuami Eugene) looking confused indicating that he had no idea who the director was.
With regards to that, I presume that the director had no idea who she was supposed to work with, and if she had any idea who she was working with, why then did the artist (Kuami Eugene) looked confused?
I am of the opinion that the particular scene was perplexing and complicating and the Director of the music video should have worked on it and also the transition of the story was a bit fast.
Secondly, I think the singer could have done better than dubbing some lines such as “Onyime ma oo Odo menkoaa” of highlife singer Ofori Amponsah’s song “Puduo” in his verse.
I think the artist did well in portraying Africanity in his music video, where some dancers were cloth in African wear.
Also, the director did well with the lighting, graphics, and not forgetting the sceneries of the music video.
Author: Henry Mensah | universnewsroom.com