Africa Nile Hits Ghanaian Music Scene
UK based Ghanaian musician, Africa Nile, who is the grandson of the late renowned politician, Nana Krobo-Edusei, has noted that many are the challenges that will come his way with his choice of career, but finds the few ones he has encounter very easy to sail through because he loves what he does.
According to Africa, “challenges doesn’t really matter especially when you are doing something you really love instead it strengthens me to persevere and as far as I am concerned, I enjoy everything, be it performing, acting, recording, writing my lyrics, drumming, dancing, producing and mixing music.”
He emphasized on his dreams to take GH music worldwide, “just as Akon among others who are on the worldwide billboard blasting and contributing to music in their own way.”
Speaking to The Heritage, Africa indicated that his passion for music began at the age of nine and started with the Kids Will Rock You Band in the UK and has since starred in such television drama as The Dream Team, T he War of the Roses, The Bill, as well as Theatre shows like the Young Simba, The Lion King and comedy sketch shows as The Harry Hill’s Shark and Infested Custard among others.
He has also starred in music videos as ‘I believe in love’ by Maxi Priest, done voice over as The Higgly Town Heroes on Disney Channel UK with Tracy Nampala, short and featured films as the Explanations and The Nutcrackers as well in charity concert tours like the Young Voices.
Africa noted that he is studying Bsc. In Music Technology at the Hertfordshire University in Finland to enable him learn the logic in music and being the youngest at the University, he aims to go far and permanently build a career with it.
He further indicated that he chose to have the video of his first single ‘Wine the body’ animated because “I want the people of Ghana to get used to my kind of music through creativity which my dad and I decided to introduce and didn’t want show my face right away.”
“I have songs that are deeper in lyrics and content which comes with rap in reality and ecstasy in music that will entertain people and take them away from their worries”, he explained.
Taking his turn, his manager who turns out to be his father and the CEO of Flamboyant Entertainment, Screwges Nana Krobo-Edusie, expressed his gratitude to Reggie Rockstone for introducing Hip life, D-Blacke, D-Money and Trigmatic among others, “what they play is fantastic.”
Please note that this piece was published on Friday, April 29, 2011.