Source: Savannanews24.com /Sanatu Zambang
Northern Ghana, majority of music lovers were stunned by her silky voice when they saw Lamisi “Tanka Fanka” on StarXTV, a weekly entertainment magazine show showing currently on NTV.
This was the first time most viewers of NTV saw her music video and they took to social media to hail her talent.
Born Regina Lamisi Awiniman Anabilla Akuka, she is one of the powerful voices who’s played on various major Ghanaian live band sets. Lamisi who is still with her Band (Patch Bay Band), soothes in this first single “Tanka Fanka”, a phrase coined from the Hausa parlance which means “forget everyone and stay focused”. This single, produced by Adangba is tipped to officially introduce the silky voice Singer’s solo career.
” It is very easy to give up when faced with challenges and this phenomenon is what motivated new artiste, Lamisi, to release her maiden single titled Tanka Fanka. Tanka Fanka is a motivational song which encourages people not to dwell on problems or challenges they might have. ” she told graphiconline
According to StarXTV Host and JusticeFm online Editor, ” in the past few months, the Ghana music industry has been hit with an extreme talent from Northern Ghana, Bolga to be precise”.
Mumuni Y Yunus added ” Lamisi joins a growing list of female musicians in the country and her “Tanka Fanka” single, undoubtedly her breakthrough track is fast becoming a household song nationwide.
The Accra based Singer boosts of an extremely unique and powerful Afropop voice that clearly defines what she portrays, an African Queen.
Lamisi joins the likes of Sherifatu Gunu and Wiyaala whose songs are reflective of what they represent, the Northern Ghanaian culture.
She has recently been sharing some gorgeous pictures of herself on social media and she definitely has just more than the silky voice.
It’s not just the voice, but her heavy endowment cannot go unnoticed. She definitely would give the likes of MZVee, Becca and Sherifatu Gunu a good run for their money. She is here to stay, there’s no doubt about it”.
In an interview with Showbiz, Lamisi who is a member of the Patch Bay band said the title of her song, Tanka Fanka, is derived from an expression in the Hausa language, Karika Fanka, which means, “stay focused.”
In the song, Lamisi who sings in a mix of Hausa, Kusaal and English tells listeners that everyone has problems in life but the difference is how people choose to approach them.
According to Lamisi, the best option is to choose to be happy and dance the problems away.
Tanka Fanka is a high tempo, upbeat Afropop song mixed with traditional rhythm with a strong vocal delivery from Lamisi who manages to give a good account of herself on the song.
She told Showbiz that she has plans to release an album by next year but this would be preceded by a number of singles.
“I have always had a passion for singing but the reason I am only now releasing a single is because I wanted to focus primarily on my education. I have got a lot more in store for Ghanaian s,” she said.