Veteran reggae musician Michael Morgan widely known as ‘Mikal Asher (the original Binghiman) has commended Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale for the impact they have made in the music industry in Ghana and the world as a whole.
Reggae has influenced societies throughout the world, contributing to the development of new counterculture movements, particularly in Europe, the USA, and Africa.
In an interview with Max Fm’s’ Heavy Dee monitored by Virgin Blogger he said “ Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale need to be commended for a good work done.
According to the original Binghiman, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale have played an essential role in promoting reggae and dancehall music to the international markets.
“I’m very proud of them,” he said
The original Binghiman urged Ghanaians to support reggae and dancehall musicians in the country.
To say Mikal Asher is a Reggae Artist born in Jamaica is just not enough. Mikal Asher is a member of the musically Blessed Morgan Family. His birth name is Michael Morgan. He is the younger brother to Denroy Morgan, which makes him Uncle to Grammy award-winning Reggae band Morgan Heritage.
Mikal is a member of the Rastafarian organization, Twelve Tribes of Israel. He is from the Tribe of Asher, so this is why he goes by the stage name Mikal Asher. “I feel that when one has been awakened to a new state of consciousness, this must be accompanied by a name change. In the Bible Abram’s name was changed to Abraham, Jacob’s name was changed to Israel and I feel that Mikal Asher represents my new state of awareness of the higher self, or as my brethren, XLNC puts it, the ‘Awakened Soul’.”
In 1995 Mikal Asher did what many Rastas have been dreaming and singing about for decades. He turned his back on Babylon and repatriated to Africa (Ghana). When Asher arrived in Ghana, he brought with him Musical equipment and instruments that were the talk of the town. He had arguably, one of the best PA systems in West Africa. He eventually established “Jahmikal Entertainment” Ghana LTD in 1997. Once word got out that this type of world-class equipment was in Ghana, all the major artists from Jamaica requested Asher’s equipment before they would take a show. Artists such as Buju Banton, Rita Marley, Culture, Steele Pulse, and many more requested Asher’s equipment.
In 1999 Mikal released the “Binghiman” album at the very popular Paradise night club. He followed the release with a tour of Ghana. He performed in Accra, Kumasi, Ivory Coast, Volta Region (Ho), Takoradi, Koforidua, and of course Somanya. Asher was invited to perform at Alpha Blondy’s Fiesta, which was held in Abidjan Ivory Coast. Asher immediately secured a production deal with Alpha Blondy Records and a distribution deal with Show Biz records in Ivory Coast.
BY: Virgin Blogger / Christopher Agbodo Ranson