In a 2015 recording titled ‘nuse: Strength Within’ that chronicled his music journey, then budding musician Worlasi named Ghanaian Afro-Rock band Osibisa and The Last Two as the 2 entities that stimulated him.
“While I was growing in the music, Osibisa and The Last Two. Those are the people who really motivated me to keep going,” he disclosed and followed it up with a word for persons who seem to not appreciate his kind of music.
“It’s about what I felt during the time I was recording. So if you don’t feel the same way, I’m sorry. There are some people who have this knowledge about music so if they tell you your music is good, you have to be proud of it. The Last Two Hammer is one.”
For those who have been privy to this, it came as no surprise whilst Worlasi decided to honour Hammer at this year’s version of his music live performance WorlaFest. The narrative wasn’t same for Hammer of The Last Two Music group though.
“When Worlasi saw me at his concert and asked me to stick around, little did I know what he had in mind,” said Hammer in a social media post that communicated how appreciative he was for an acknowledgement from Worlasi at WorlaFest.
Worlasi, certainly considered one among Ghana’s best performers had a easy however thoughtful announcement to make on the night – to pay a sparkling accolade to the man whose support and contribution to his music profession has been resolute and profound.
“Thank you for inspiring and influencing me and my music,” Worlasi said. “I appreciate your intelligence and contribution to our industry.”
The legendary music producer recognized in private life as Edward Nana Poku Osei had left his home to witness the ‘star boy’ carry out at Alliance Francaise over the weekend only for the musician to drag a surprise.
“Even when he called on me to mount the stage for an award, I still thought to myself, this is so corny… he’s probably doing this just cos he saw me here; this can’t be premeditated… that’s when I saw my name engraved in the bronze… I shy rough,” Hammer continued recounting.
He, however, did not shy away from throwing shades at a few award schemes he thinks have lost their credibility.
“It felt great because unlike a profit-motivated award scheme, this was different, this the real deal. This was far from a clueless committee debating your fate,” he poked while placing value on Worlasi’s gesture. “This came from someone who knew exactly why he was doing this… and you also felt it because you knew exactly why you were being given this. I appreciate you bro… anyone who knows how real you are will agree that this is a great big deal. Thank you, bro.”
The Last Two Music Group boss is a very reputable figure in the arts space, recognized for grooming and contributing immensely to the fulfillment stories of many musicians, including Sarkodie
, Shatta Wale, Edem, Kwaw Kese
, Kwabena Kwabena
In 2016, Hammer featured Worlasi on numerous songs on his ‘Last of a Dying Breed’ album. Notable amongst them were ‘Sarkastic’, ‘Effortless’ and ‘Repercussions’. This was after Worlasi had launched his maiden album ‘nuse’. The teen has since turn out to be a force to compute with in Ghana’s music industry with his annual WorlaFest being one of the most patronised events on the song calendar.