AJ Nelson Talks Togo tour experiences, future collaborations, etc.
GH Brothers Hiphop signee, AJ Nelson, who was on tour in Togo for promotional purpose from Wednesday, March 18 to Saturday, March 21 with his management team to build international relationships, promote his brand and establish a very strong fan base; has returned to the motherland.
The creative rapper upon his return was engaged him in an exclusive interview with Pulse.com.gh said much about his tour, experiences and the way forward.
According to AJ, his tour was “sweet but painful at the same time,” explaining, “Togo was fun. It was sweet but painful. It was painful because, it was our first time in Togo so we had a hard time dealing with the people especially when it comes to speaking of the French language. Apart from that, our stay in Togo was beautiful, productive and we achieved our aim.”
AJ Nelson was an immediate hero in Togo with the warm reception in terms of promotion-wise; “I was a hero in Togo. When I got there, most of the TV stations described me as a ‘Ghanaian superstar.’ My pictures and videos were shown on all the popular TV stations in the country including French based N TV 2.”
He further revealed that, he met Togolese top stars such as Prince Mo, Black T, Kens and Mike Flings to collaborate with them. He also made an attempt to meet Kora Awards winner, King Mensah but it didn’t work out because Mensah was working on his new project.
Touching on how well Hip-hop is doing in Togo as compared to Ghana, AJ said “Hip-hop is bigger in Togo. I don’t want people to misinterpret my words but am saying it. French people have in terms of their choice of music.”
Adding, “While in Togo, I spent five days without seeing any foreign videos on Togolese Televisions; The songs they play are all local music. The only foreign song you will listen or video you will watch are Togolese internals who are doing well outside the country. They love Hip-hop, Afro-pop, Soca and traditional music.”
He concluded by saying “Togo is my new home and I will always visit there.”
AJ Nelson’s ‘Smooth Live Sessions’ returns this year with a lot of surprises to be unwrapped on the night.
The show, which will take place at the Republic Bar in Osu on April 29 will see the Hip-hop star rock live alongside BBA Hotshots’ Kacey Moore, Luther, Qweci (Ded Buddy), Cabum, AJ Omo Alajah, Wiyaala, Black T from Togo and more.
Editor’s Note: This is a submitted piece by David Mawuli.