Hiplife rewind features Reggie Rockstone, M.anifest, KiDi, Kuami Eugene, Eno Barony
Hiplife is a music genre birthed in Ghana in the early 90s from a fusion of American hip-hop and Ghanaian highlife music.
It established itself as music with a truly African identity for a new generation of Ghanaians.
BBC News Africa spoke to some of the originators of the genre about how the sound came to take over West Africa.
Featuring pioneering icons such as Reggie Rockstone, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, and filmmaker Abraham Ohene–Djan, as well as a rich historical archive of Highlife music
With intimate access to international artists such as M.anifest, KiDi and Kuami Eugene, and Eno Barony, the film explores the trajectory of the music genre and the industry’s playful, ongoing rivalry with Nigeria over who discovered Afrobeats; was it rooted in Ghana?
Fused with music from the best of West Africa’s elite today, including multi-award winner Burna Boy, Hiplife Rewind is a visually striking inside story of Hiplife music.
You can watch the full documentary Hiplife Rewind here.