I’m Happy To Be Controversial – Rex Omar
Veteran highlife musician, Rex Owusu Marfo, known in showbiz as Rex Omar has reiterated his stance about the tag that people know him as controversial to him being highly principled.
“I’m very humble but highly principled. If I believe in something which is true and I know its in the public interest, it would be difficult to change my mind.”
” I normally say the truth is always painful to the weak. In Ghana, if you tell the truth, people tag you as controversial, if that’s the meaning of controversial, then am happy to be controversial ” said Rex Omar.
The ‘abiba hit-maker said this in an interview with Kofi Doe Lawson, host of ‘eboboba’, a Home Base TV morning show, Accra.
He said most people freely use musicians songs for commercials without paying any rights. But for him, he world always talk about it and demand his intellectual properties rights even if other musicians ignore it.
” ‘I’m me,’ there can never be another Rex Omar in this World. Take it or leave it. Because at the end people will talk out saying I have used my money after women.”
Rex Omar has several albums and singles to his credit. Some of his popular songs includes; ‘abiba’, ‘paapa’, ‘dada didi da’, nshyra and most recently ‘highlife agogo’.
According to him, Ghanaians easily equates popularity to wealth with less knowledge in the difficulties of how much they (musicians) spend bringing out a song.
Rex Omar has a unique style of picking his tunes from the roots of African rhythms with the predominance of guitar sounds and lots of percussions in the background.
He sings love, gospel and ventures into commentaries on social and political issues. The songster does the highlife that is basically aimed at entertaining and other enjoyment purposes creditably.
Source: newsmanonline.com | William Ankrah