Ghanaian artiste, Elorm Adablah popularly known as E.L, has lashed out at people claiming ownership of Azonto.
His response comes in the wake of a debate after Sarkodie announced his decision to revive Azonto which didn’t go down well with Gasmilla who was upset for not being informed privately before embarking on a #bringbackazonto campaign launch on social media.
In an interview with Caleb Nii Boye on Live FM, E.L stated that nobody owns Azonto because it was made for the people of Ghana.
“Why does somebody have to own Azonto? Why should there be a landlord for Azonto? It is for all of us. There is nothing like Azonto landlord or Azonto land guard. We created it for Ghanaians. So I don’t think anybody can sit anywhere and claim a music genre,” E.L stated.
The Afrobeat musician and rapper was of the view that nobody has the power to claim ownership of hip-hop afrobeat or any other music genre.
The ‘Kaalu’ hitmaker was hopeful that in the near future, a category will be created for Azonto.
Azonto is a dance and music genre from Ghana which emanated from a traditional dance Kpanlogo. Azonto dance was a trend that was featured in many music videos and later spread to most African countries and other parts of the world.