Ghanaian musician Skrewfaze has shared a story on how a popular Ghanaian DJ of a radio station said he was never going to play “Gbalagazaa” because it was a useless(borla) song.
Speaking in an interview with DJ Master P in a Facebook Live interview, Skrewfaze said when he released Gbalagazaa, he was taking it round to radio stations to get an airplay.
He said when he got to a particular radio station, the DJ told him he was not going to play the song because he did not expect such a song from Skrewfaze.
According to the DJ the genre of music that was in vogue at the time was Crank Music so he was wondering how “Gbalagazaa” was going to compete with such songs.
Skrewfaze said he then called DJ Lalu who was a student in GIJ by then and met up with him to give him the Gbalagazaa song which was on a CD by then.
Screwfaze said after listening to the song, DJ Lalu was impressed and asked me to give him 2 months to promote the song.
DJ Lalu made a promise and said if the song did not go viral after 2 months, he was going to personally pay back all the money Skrewfaze spent on the song back to him.
According to Skrewfaze, true to DJ Lalu’s words, Gbalagazaa became a hit and landed him his first international gig in Equatorial Guinea where he performed with the likes of Kofi Nti and Barima Sydney.
Skrewfaze revealed that it was a 3-day performance which saw him linking up with other African stars like Freddy Meiway and DJ Arafat.
The Gbalagazaa hitmaker said he was paid in dollars for that show and it was this same song that brought him that kind of huge success.
Skrewfaze said on his return to Ghana, he warned the DJ who said he was not going to play his song never to play it on his show.