Reggae and dance-hall artiste Abdul Razak Issahaku, known as Iwan has come out to say he is the first Ghanaian Dancehall act to be awarded as the first Dance-hall act.
Speaking on Zylofon Fm with Sammy Flex, Iwan made it clear that, dance-hall is a genre that most people can not trace the originator in Ghana.
I want to big up 55 and Apietus for paving the way with “African Girls”. So if I hear people saying they brought dancehall to Ghana, I feel it’s irritating. Just like I can’t say I brought dancehall you can’t also say you brought dancehall. Ghkasa.com captured.
Iwan is set to release his 7th album which according to him will be on digital platforms soon. He has also mentioned that he keeps releasing albums every year since he joined the music industry.
“Before that, there wasn’t any dancehall song that was bigger than “who is bad” and Iwan song. If there is any song they should prove it to me. I brought main stream English, reggea and original dancehall and they all took off. He added.
CEO of Bullhaus Entertainment Bulldog has revealed that he regrets leaving his former artiste Abdul Razak Issahaku, better known in showbiz as Iwan.
Known in real life as Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, however, expressed regret for parting with Iwan. Bulldog noted that as an artiste manager, he has made so many mistakes and has learned hard lessons from them. He stressed it is advisable not to allow emotions ruin the reputation you have built for yourself.
“….I have learnt painful lessons. I can sit here and say that Iwan is the most prolific reggae/dancehall artistes in Ghana. My inexperience at the time made me cut my glory short. Because when he messed up with me I forgot that he was supposed to come through me to be great…,” Bulldog said.
Bulldog started managing Iwan in 2008 but parted ways shortly after Iwan won the ‘Reggae Song of the Year’ at the 2011Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.