‘I’m not interested in making a hit song’ – Rex Omar

Rex Omar has disclosed that at this stage in his career, he won’t bother himself over a hit song because he has had it all.

“I’m no more interested in getting hit songs. I’ve grown and passed that stage. I now want songs that will grow beyond me, but if you are a young artiste, you have to get a hit song in order to make your name in this industry and also make some good money,” he told Andy Dosty on Hitz FM.

“I have nothing to prove to Ghanaians. I have done it all and Ghanaians themselves can testify and that’s why I still get shows to play. All I am interested in now is to sustain my legacy, that’s all,” he indicated.

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He, however, stated that he will be collaborating with Michael Owusu Addo, known in the showbiz scene as Sarkodie.

The veteran highlife artiste revealed that they also have plans to release a remix version of his biggest hit song, ‘Abiba’.

Rex Omar first rose to prominence in 1989 with the ‘Aware Pa’ album, which also included the ‘Wodofo Ne Hwan’ track.

In 1992, he formed the highlife group, Nakorex, together with fellow highlife artistes Nat Brew and Akosua Agyapong.

He then pursued a solo career after the break-up of the group, and in 2004, Omar was nominated for a Kora Award, as well as artiste of the year in the Ghana Music Awards in 2005.

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He produced the hit song, ‘Maba’ – a traditional gospel tune off the album, ‘Lion of Judah’ – gospel with African roots that was a complete drift from the quintessential Rex Omar sound.

With a deluge of chart-topping songs, best-selling albums and sold-out concerts across Africa and Europe and a career that has spanned several decades – Rex Omar’s legacy and legendary status is beyond doubt; it is certified.


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