Veteran highlife musician Lucky Mensah on Sunday released a new song on Onua FM.
The single track, dubbed ‘Shawele’ was given first-time airplay on political talk show after he appeared to talk about his new song for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) ahead of the 2020 elections.
Hit with emotions in the middle of the show, Lucky Mensah quickly brought a pen drive and ordered the presenter to retrieve the track to get it played first on the show.
‘Shawele’, coined from a Ga word meaning ‘Shake your waste’, is a blend of Ga and Twi lyrics with a hilife rhythm.
Explaining the rationale behind the song to the host, the musician said Shawele is an old Ga song “so I added some words and Twi version to make it better”.
He said it meant for Gas to dance because they are the best dancers in the country.
Asked when the song will formally be released, Lucky Mensah said by September the full song and the video will be out.
He explained that the song is part of an album he is working on with Sister Afia.
“It has 10 songs but I am releasing it one after the other. The video will be released next month.”