Ghanaian singer and songwriter, Yaz Meen’s new song is an ode to her motherland regardless of her misgivings.
Titled ‘How Are You,’ the song featuring Wanlov the Kubolor tells the story of her profound love for her country as well as highlighting some insecurities.
“My father was Lebanese with Egyptian roots, my mum is a mix of Ga and Ewe, German, British, and Portuguese. Today, I see young mixed kids going through similar experiences I have been through and I am here to tell them it’s OK to be unique. My new song ‘How Are You’ featuring Wanlov the Kubolor explains the meanings of some of these words we use unknowingly,’’ explains Yaz Meen, the daughter of Faisal Helwani, the late legendary producer.
“How Are You’ is hallmarked with several catchy jargons inspired by Yaz Meen’s past growing up as a mixed-race girl in Ghana. ‘’Blofonyo! How are you? I am fine, thank you! This is the song little kids in Osu would sing as they chased me on the streets of Osu many years ago. Fast forward to today, I hear more shouts of ‘’Obroni!’’ as the Twi language gains wider ground throughout the capital. As I grew older, I began to understand that many of them meant well, and meant it jovially. Even though many times I felt singled out and alienated, it only made me stronger.’’
Listen to ‘How Are You’ here> https://music.apple.com/us/album/how-are-you-feat-wanlov-the-kubolor/1544716416