There’s a name which pauses movement, raises eyebrows, brings an utmost look of dismay and amusement on ones face whilst trying to nail it all together.This name is Kweku Bizkit.
Now one might wonder what would compel a fast-rising Afropop artiste known in real life as Dela Woollams to be tagged with this hilarious name, Kweku Bizkit.
Speaking to Kweku Bizkit, he said he had received lots of criticisms from some industry players due to the bizarre ripple effects his name sends across.
But the young upcoming musician insists his fans love it and he feels comfortable with the love and attention he gets from them.
He goes on to say he loves the smiles and giggles that spread across faces of his fans anytime his name is mentioned. That is the main idea behind his name, he recalled.
According to Kweku, the difference between success and failure is the variance between originality and gimmicks. This is to re-emphasize the view that Kweku otherwise known as “Korku” in indigene Ewe was a Gold Coast homegrown from a humble Ewe background from the country.
Racing back to his past, he recalled that he pictured his background as a normal average boy in the “Gold-Coast” era where biscuits were then entrenching into the Ghanaian system at the time and were delicacies for kids back in the day for which they would do anything for.
Biscuits mostly known as cookies in the west, were foreign based savories that delighted many kids at that time of “Rawlings’ regime” when he was growing up.
Doesn’t this Ghanaian feelingness of a Kweku, a Kwame or a Nii munching on a biscuit merge the multicultural diversity between a typical homegrown Ghanaian boy and a western boy probably living in New York or Chicago doing same at the time?
Anybody should be able to relate to that I guess. From the young to the old, biscuits are a delicacy to eat and give relief to many.
Relating that to music, Kweku Bizkit elaborated that his music was supposed to cross borders regardless of tribe, country or language and serve as a delight and relief to his fans and music lovers all across the world provided they could relate to it.
He said some groups of people had misunderstood his brand but he stood for the fact that music wasn’t supposed to be violent and X-rated every time in order to sell but must rather send humor and smiles from one face to another in order to shape lives and value to the listener.
Kweku Bizkit who also doubles his skill in music and song writing with working as a Sales and Marketing Executive at Citi 97.3 FM, has an eccentric style of music with a strong influence from the Ewe, pidgin and Patois. Its original Ghanaian, Ewe flavour mixed with the sub-Saharan pidgin slang accompanied with splendid Caribbean attitude has carved for itself, an Afro-pop and Dancehall fusion. His Afrocentric style gives his music a touch that is not limited to Ghana but cuts across nations.
Kweku Bizkit unleashes “Wangolo”, another single today, 25th July, “Wangolo”, an Afropop mid-tempo tune which was produced by Timz Beat and mixed by Magnom has already re-emphasized his style of music. This new single is as trendy as most of Kweku’s songs as it’s a party song urging listeners to shake their “Wangolo”. Kweku Bizkit says seeing people party and have a good time is his personal joy thus the motivation for the song.
Bizkit has a couple of other singles to his credit like; “Shockin’ Wine”, “Step”, “Alolena”, “Stolen Heart” among others. He again proved his dexterity and alignment to the Caribbean genre when he dropped “Follow Follow” a couple of months ago which featured Scata Bada was produced by engineer extraordinaire, Magnom.
Would Kweku Bizkit be just another addition to the fast stacking pile of Afro Dancehall musicians erupting in GH or does he actually have what it takes to propel this genre to the outside world?
Like him on www.facebook/kwekubizkit or follow him on his Twitter handle; www.twitter/kwekubizkit to be the first to listen to “Wangolo”.