Akoben – “Be Happy” ft. Specikinging & Gülşah Brett is sure to leave a lasting impression!

The song “Be Happy” ft. Specikinging & Gülşah Brett by Akoben is a powerful and relatable song that expresses the common desire for happiness and peace of mind. The lyrics capture the struggles of life and the difficulties that people face, but also emphasize the importance of perseverance and the hope for a brighter future. The use of the phrase “Akwaaba” and the repetition of the chorus “I just wanna be happy” show the singer’s determination to find happiness, despite the challenges they may face. The song is a reminder that everyone goes through difficult times and it’s okay to feel overwhelmed and want to escape, but it’s important to find ways to be positive and keep moving forward. The lyrics encourage the listener to focus on good news and to rise to the occasion, instead of running from challenges. The chorus, “I just wanna be happy,” is a powerful and universal message that resonates with people of all ages and backgrounds.

Raised in East London, producer Akoben’s musical journey is a unique blend of influences from Ghanaian Highlife, R&B, hip-hop, deep house, and more. His voyage in the music industry began in 2020 when he teamed up with what seemed like the perfect artist match, to release his first single, “Akwaaba”.

“Be Happy” is a well-written and emotionally charged song that addresses a common human experience. The lyrics are thought-provoking and inspiring, while the melody makes it enjoyable to listen to. “Be Happy” is sure to connect with listeners and help them find comfort and hope in difficult times.


The male-female vocal combination of Specikinging & Gülşah Brett is a spectacular demonstration of mellifluous and soulful singing designed to mesmerize. It’s safe to say, that together with Akoben they make for quite the dream team, as the producer’s vibrant and danceable beat really brings out the best in his vocal features.

Akoben allows each of their voices to shine and dictate the momentum of the instrumental. Resulting in a lush song that perfectly blends together showcasing the chemistry between the producer and the artists.

In the electrifying world of Afrobeats, the rhythm reigns supreme, and Akoben has proven to be a master of the craft. With a deft touch and a keen ear, the artist has crafted “Be Happy” into a sonic tour de force that is sure to set dance floors ablaze. The complex and dynamic beat that propels the song is a testament to Akoben’s skillful layering of hi-hat, snare, and kick drum, creating a polyrhythmic landscape that is both mesmerizing and exhilarating.

But it’s not just the technical wizardry that makes “Be Happy” such a standout track. It’s the syncopation, that magical dislocation of the beat from its expected placement, that sets the song apart from the rest. This gives the track an unexpected energy and unpredictability that keeps the listener on their toes, adding to the overall hip-swaying dynamic of the rhythm.

And through it all, Akoben’s virtuoso ability to craft drum tracks with depth and character shines through. “Be Happy” is a true testament to the artist’s eclectic mix of rhythm, style, and tone, blending diverse aural flavors into a singular, cohesive body of work that is sure to leave a lasting impression. So press play and let Akoben take you on a journey through the pulsing world of “Be Happy”.

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