A few weeks ago social media came to a standstill as a war of words erupted between fans of two of Ghana’s most legendary artists, Charles Kwadwo Fosu aka Daddy Lumba and his contemporary, Kojo Antwi.
It all stemmed from a seemingly innocous poll asking which was the greater of the two. Fans of both came out to state their case as to why their man was the greatest of all time in Ghanaian music history and the battle went on for days with every Tom, Dick and Harry giving their opinion on the question.
Since the issue trended, neither Daddy Lumba or Kojo Antwi has responded to it, until now.
Kojo Antwi was cornered by Joy News’ MzGee to respond about the issue and he quite diplomatically brushed it aside, saying they are both legendary in their own right but the debate is good for the industry.
“It is good for the industry. I have a lot of respect for Kwadwo Fosu [Lumba], he is a brother, I believe God has a purpose for bringing him here the same time as me. I respect him because with Kwadwo Fosu, Nana Tuffour, Amakye Dede, George Darko we were able to breathe life into Ghanaian music.
“The comparison and all that is good because it injects some new blood into the system and for me it is cool.” he said.
Addressing the question of who is better between the two, Antwi said it’s up to the fans to decide.
“I think that is for the fans to judge. I don’t think I said I do better songs than him. When it comes to what I do, I have a different target and he may have his own different target and it is not up to me to judge that my songs are better than him or vice versa. I try as much as I can that I don’t allow the media to create some kind of rivalry between us because we have existed in this industry for two decades…It is for the crowd to judge or time will judge us.” he said.