From Akuapem Adukrom in the Eastern region of Ghana, West Africa, where the rich rhythms of highlife music have long resonated through the air, one artist has emerged as a fervent advocate for putting Ghanaian music on the global map. Paul Yaw Asare, popularly known as Paul Bongo is a Ghanaian highlife musician signed to PAY Recordss with a burning passion for his country’s musical heritage and a relentless drive to share it with the world. Paul Bongo is determined to carve out his place in the international music scene, all while staying true to his roots.
Paul Bongo took the path of music because he found out that he possessed the talent. From a young age, he was immersed in the lively and rhythmic sounds of highlife music, a genre deeply rooted in Ghana’s cultural and musical traditions. His belief in the business of music and harnessing it to make people’s lives better exposes him to the possibilities of the classics he could make with Highlife thus igniting his musical journey.
Paul Bongo’s style of music mostly centres around love, his surroundings and his dreams. This helps him curate the type of music he wants, playing on strong lyrics and uniquely crafting his melodies. Paul’s music knows no boundaries as he is seen as a versatile artist.
Inspired by legends like Kojo Antwi, Amakye Dede, Dasebre Gyamenah, amongst others, his connection and passion to highlife music became deep and Bongo felt compelled to preserve the authenticity of highlife, a genre that had shaped his life. He believed that highlife was not just a genre of music but a cultural treasure that deserved to be shared with the world.
Paul Bongo hopes to collaborate with industry greats like; Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Davido, Chris Brown, Neyo, DJ Khalid, Rihanna, Shatta Wale, Black Sherif and Wiyaala.
Paul Bongo’s mission to showcase Ghanaian music to the world is more than just a personal aspiration; it’s a cultural responsibility. He has two new projects titled ‘Skin Pain’ and ‘Soul Mate’ which he recently released. ‘Skin Pain’ which was released in August has a music video to its credit.
The Future of Paul Bongo
Paul Bongo, the highlife maestro, remains committed to his vision of making Ghanaian music a global sensation. He envisions a world where the sounds of highlife are embraced and celebrated, just as reggae and salsa have captured hearts worldwide.
As he continues his journey to put Ghanaian music on the map, Paul Bongo’s story is a testament to the power of music to transcend borders, cultures, and languages. His unwavering dedication to highlife music and his determination to share it with the world makes him not only a rising star but also a cultural ambassador for Ghana. The future holds great promise for Paul Bongo as he embarks on a global mission to make the world fall in love with the timeless rhythms of highlife.
Paul Bongo prays for the world to accept his unique music and to make an impact positively in the lives of people.