GlitzGhana.com caught up with a young, talented and budding Ghanaian singer, Singz and he shares with us his thoughts about his chosen career and the industry as a whole.
Christened Ofosu-Kwakye Yaw, Singz hails from Kwahu-Pepease in the Eastern region of Ghana and has three siblings [all ladies].
The Central University College student who is pursuing a programme in Architecture started his basic education from St. Martins De Porres before heading to Ofori-Panyin Senior High School for his senior high education.
Asked what lured him into singing and nothing else, he acknowledged the fact that his interest in playing playing a role in any musical activity at his early stage of life caught him to this career.
“Well, the peak of my passion in music drove me into singing. As a child, I always wanted to indulge myself into any musical activities, being it playing of drums, keyboard, or even guitar, But as I was growing up, I clearly realized where my full potential could fully be utilized and that was singing,” he said.
Answering a question on what he will do to survive in that section of the entertainment industry he said “he is set to bring to Ghanaians and the world nothing but the best of “Feel Good” music,” he opined.
Singz took singing seriously at the age of 15 when he started performing with a boy band called Westlife [similar to the original Westlife band]. “What we did basically was that, we performed karaoke of songs which were made by the original Westlife band,” he said.
“I really felt good after the production of my first single “Timeless Love,” he said. “People from different countries appreciated the good work done and surprisingly they are asking for more of such great songs, so I must confess it was a great feeling,” he admitted.
He is inspired locally by Mugees of R2bees who he describes as very versatile and internationally by Rock-City.
On the assertion from a cross section of the society that singers in the country are not doing enough to earn the accolades they deserve he said singers are
“It is because we are in the azonto season much accordance is given to rappers with the azonto tunes,” he said and added that “In the next 3 years, I see myself gaining the maximum international recognition as well as international awards such as MOBO, MTV and the BET Awards.
On the issue of how he see the Ghana Music industry in general he acknowledged the fact that it is growing in the sense that we are getting recognition internationally.
“I believe Ghana music is gradually growing because, now higher international platform such as the BET Awards has widely recognized some of our hardworking artiste such as Sarkodie, D-Black and R2bees and has given we Ghanaians the chance to put ourmusic on the world market. So I believe we are gradually growing, its just a matter of time,” he said.
Finally, he called fans to keep supporting him because he is set to bring fans nothing but the best “Feel Good” afro tune.
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