The tallest member of music trio, Praye, Nana Kwame popularly known as Praye Tenten according to reports, has parted ways with the group which also includes Eugene Baah (Praye Ho-ne-ho) and Steven Fiawoo (Praye Tiatia).
Praye which means broom and stands for unity got their big break onto the music scene by winning the maiden Nescafe’s African Revelation competitions held in Ghana in 2004. They subsequently went on to emerge West African winners.
They have over the years dazzled Ghanaians with hits such as Shordy, Lasupadora, Wodin and Angelina, and have widely been seen as one of Ghana’s most compact and successful music trio.
When Myjoyonline.com contacted Eugene Baah, a member of the group, he confirmed the story saying, “Praye is still together only that Praye Tenten is no longer with the group.”
He said Nana Kwame left the group about a month ago on mutual grounds, explaining further that Nana Kwame opted to leave the group due to his busy schedules and his quest to explore new frontiers. “We agreed for him to leave.” Eugene stated.
Eugene, The Choir Master, said as things stand, Praye is still alive and is now made up of Steven Fiawoo (Praye Tiatia) and himself adding, “The group is bigger than an individual. Let’s say 30 percent is out, it’s left with 70 percent.”
The Choir Master played down the effects the exit may have on the group, saying nothing will change when it comes to the vision and music ideology of the group. To prove this, Eugene said they are ready to drop three tracks, Wanting Wanting No Get, Adwoa Ataa and The Night is still Young next week.
The duo, which now makes up Praye, Eugene said, will still ride under the Brooms Entertainment label, a name Praye Tenten per the groups agreement cannot use.
A source has however hinted Myjoyonline.com that Praye Tenten has ventured into Engineering and management of new artistes.
Praye apart from winning the maiden Nescafe’s African Revelations, also won the Kora award for Best Group from West Africa. They were adjudged New Artiste of the Year in the 2006 Ghana Music Awards Festival with their song Shordy, winning New Hiplife Song of the Year.