Daddy Lumba had no ‘diss song’ for me; it was all to entertain fans – Nana Acheampong

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Legendary Highlife musician, Nana Acheampong has debunked the long-held public opinion about any bad blood between himself and colleague musician, Daddy Lumba.

Speaking on Accra FM, Nana Acheampong said although some of their tracks released seem to depict that they were at each other’s throats, it was only meant to entertain their fans.

The duo formed a music group called the Lumba Brothers in the late 80s after they met in Germany.

However, they later separated for solo careers. Their break-up caused bitterness amongst their fans with many drawing their own conclusion for the cause of the break-up. They insinuated that love for money and women may have caused their parting ways.

    But addressing this long-held public view about their break-up, Nana Acheampong said there is no ill feeling between them.

    He stressed that contrary to public perception, he has never recorded a ‘diss song’ for Daddy Lumba or any other artiste, rather his songs were made out of life lessons.

    “In my opinion, those songs were not made about me. I don’t consider them as targeted at me and vice-versa. These were just songs to entertain our fans. I have no beef song.

    “It may look as though we started the beef phenomenon, but me and my brother with whom people say I had a beef, had nothing ill going on between us. We had no problem, not for a single day,” he said on Monday, April 22.

    Daddy Lumba performing on stage

    “What happened was that after we made music together for a while, we parted ways. People thought it was money or women.

    “The fans were hurt because they had admired us as a duo of young talented music performers and breaking up, for them, was a signal that something big had caused it,” the renowned highlife artiste told Nana Romeo.

    According to him, their separation caused rivalry among their fans who were rather ‘beefing’ and assuming the same was ongoing between himself and Daddy Lumba.

    “When we broke into two different music brands, it also divided the fans causing rivalry similar to the one between football teams Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko, struggling for one trophy.

    Nana Acheampong

    “They were fighting but my brother and I had no beef between us,” he stressed.

    Nana Acheampong has recently collaborated with Fameye for a yet-to-release song, ‘Ye Wo Nyame’ (We have God).


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