2020 Music Albums | Abu Sadiq Jelaa Album vrs Don Sigli Pagli (fog) Album

Story: Rahamatu-Lahi Zakaria || Sanatu Zambang

2020 is a political year for Ghana and any song that is released by musicians people turn to look at it from a political eye. This phenomenon exists because most musicians turn to churn out songs that have a political tone either for one of the political parties contesting for the election or songs meant to ridicule politicians for taken the electorate for granted.

It is no surprise when Abu Sadiq known for songs that are meant to address the ills of the society and also mirror the ill actions of people in power towards the citizens released Jelaa and people are attributing it to be a political song. But the reggae artiste has asked his fans and music lover to not see it as an internal political song but rather see it in the context of colonialism.

The song

The song is over ten years now and I didn’t write it base on any political thought but rather based on the story of colonialism

The people of Jelaa were deceived by unknown strangers who came to them pretending to help them by building their dams and also taking over their farmlands but in the end, the people of Jelaa had to suffer for that”.

Abu Sadiq

About a few weeks ago, Don Sigli, arguably one of the best song writers in this generation of musicians released his third studio album, Pagli (fog). This master class album reaffirmed why he is respected a lot in the industry.

The first single on the album, Gungun Lelgu which he realized just days after the listening party is already getting positive reviews from music enthusiasts in the region and beyond. 

Gungun Lelgu comes closest to Wunpini, which he released about some four years ago. Gungu Lelgu talks of the importance of money in today’s world, that, when you have money, you have a chair at family meeting and friends as well start counting you among their circle.

Wunpini is a very stubborn song, the song has given me so much pressure, you come with new songs and Wunpini still stands tall.

It has really challenged me to work so much on this new album and so if this Pagli album doesn’t outmatch Wunpini album then there’s no way it will be below the Wunpini album.

I have spent so much time on this album, the time and energy spent on Pagli album, I have never done to any of my albums, not even Wunpini album. I spent 1 year and 3 months working on Pagli album.

Don Sigli

In Gungu lelgu again, Don Sigli shows his powerful vocals. In this production, he shows one of his unique talents, thus, vocals. His vocal ability is rich and very powerful. Listening to the song will mesmerize you and give you goose bumps. 

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