Ghanaian music duet is our distinctive trademark. Dope Nation explains their naming decision. The legendary Ghanaian music duo Dope Nation has now revealed the meaning behind the moniker they chose, as well as some information about their new sound, “GhanaPiano,” and senior high school life.
The creative team responded, “The meaning ‘Dope’ is that jargon that we all term as unique in its own way; it has that wow factor,” when asked to explain the origin of their name “Dope Nation”.
“We are exceptional musicians in our own right. We call ourselves “Dope” because we have an exceptional vision for music. It is a “Nation” because we are its representatives and it is a movement.
The twins discuss why they chose to explore that notion and the name they gave to it, adding that their favorite song on it hasn’t yet been released. Their new sound blends South African and Ghanaian music traditions.
Dope Nation explains their naming decision.
They said, “We think this is the time we all get updated with musical intelligence and at the same time, get entertained as well,” in an interview with Chrystal Kwame-Aryee on Showbiz 360. Every industry in the world is upgrading so quickly, including music. We understand that, as twins who live on the dividing line between the Western and African worlds, we must find a way to bring everyone together, which is why we created “GhanaPiano.”
They said, “It’s basically the fundamentals of the instrumentals in the songs and since we are repping Ghana, we just had to use “Ghana” and “Piano,” coining the phrase, “GhanaPiano.” Funny thing is, the anticipated music hasn’t even been released. You’ll be astounded when you hear it.
One of the twins, Tony Boafo, as Twist, changes the topic to how they split up while they were in secondary school. He then takes the audience on a trip down memory lane by revealing that he had to rap-battle his brother, Michael Boafo, aka B2.
“When we started high school, my dad split us up. My brother and I attended GSTS, while I attended a boys’ school. Rap battles between colleges used to be held here. After school, I head to school where I compete against the top rappers. I then met the school of my brother. I inquired who the finest rapper was when I went there because I hadn’t seen him in a while, and they brought this guy (pointing to his twin),” he admitted.
Songs from the “GhanaPiano” EP, including “Gboza,” “Clap,” and “Check My Zingo,” are now available for streaming across all platforms. The group begs spectators to remain seated while they wait for more fire, while also promising more fire.