Veteran Ghanaian musician and songwriter, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, who is 70 years but looks like a 40 year old man, has revealed he is a full-time vegetarian because eating meat and eggs, only makes one amass weight and invite health issues.
According to the Legendary Ghanaian highlife musician, there is the need for everyone to feel more active to attain their purpose on this earth by taking care of their body as “a holy temple”.
Meat, he disclosed takes much longer to digest when aged as such he recommends the public to adhere to the ‘green vegetables’ to live longer.
“As you grow, your metabolism process weakens. So eating meat will take time to digest as such it will slow you down. If you want to be more active and strong with longer life then you need to eat more green vegetables and fruits…” he said.
“I am a full vegetarian and very happy about it. We don’t have fangs as human beings and as such our teeth weren’t designed for meat…the human teeth if were intended for chewing meat, would have emerged with fangs like that of the carnivorous creatures who solely depend on fresh meat for survival…,” he explained.
Mr Ambolley further maintained that including meat and eggs to your diet daily doesn’t deem you a rich individual like others think but rather likely to cause one to increase in weight and invite health issues.
“Some are like if you eat and you don’t have meat then you are poor. It is never true. It can even invite health problems to you. We have our teeth designed like that of the goat, sheep et cetera so let’s eat the green…” he urged during an interview on ADOM TV’s BADWAM show on the topic: Life as a Vegan.
Born in 1947 in Sekondi in Western Ghana, singer, songwriter, producer, interpreter, multi-instrumentalist, inventor of rap music and “afrofunk-legend” Nana Gyedu-Blay Ambolley made his name the Simigwa Do Man, when he unleashed his unique brand of Simigwa music on an eager yet unsuspecting world in the 70’s with the release of this, his Simigwa Do, fusing high-life and funk music…
This versatile, irrepressible “musical-life-force” exploded on the music scene more than forty years ago with the factual first rap song in the world called ‘SIMIGWA-DO’. Since that hit, he has lead many bands including his own in 1979-80. Ambolley celebrated his “Silver Jubilee” in music in 1998.
In October of 2003 Ambolley was prestigiously recognized for his commitment to his musical craft with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by Jazz at Drew from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, CA. Additionally he received a Congressional,Gubernatorial Certificate of Special Recognition by Cogresswoman Juanita Millinder McDonald. Also L.A.Weekly nominated Ambolley for “Best World Beat Recombinant Artists”-2003.
Still very active on stage, in his studio and elsewhere ;), Gyedu-Blay Ambolley has received uncounted musical awards and has twenty nine albums to his credit with album no. 30 well on its way… It has been said that “Ambolley’s music is entertaining, elevating and spiritually inescapable, such that its uniqueness transcends all musical categories”..