I am eligible to a piece of Afrobeats success, says Reggie Rockstone

Reggie Rockstone pioneered the hiplife art and has played an important role in the development of this uniquely African genre in Ghana

Hiplife legend, Reggie Rockstone has stated that the Afrobeats genre was influenced by the Hiplife movement which he spearheaded in the 1990s, and he deserves credit for it.

Speaking in a recent interview on Class 91.3 FM, he said, “We are eligible for a slice of that pie because we worked for it”.

The rapper-turned-businessman added that although he may not be well celebrated, he remains a ”very confident older African.”

Reggie Rockstone believes the saying that “a prophet is not respected in his own hometown. So, I totally understand it.”

“People like me and many others, we are sacrificial, that’s how we were brought up and brought here to do.”

“And I guess, many many years after when I’m gone is when people might actually see all that I really did for Africa, the world or my country. I did this because it’s something that God gave me and also I was raised Pan-African,” Rockstone added.

The hiplife legend celebrated his 59th birthday just last week in grand style.

Reporting by Richard Stix-Mensah in Accra

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