PREACH 2: 9-10


WORLASI is a multi-talented songwriter, painter, rapper, singer, beat maker and imho, poet.

POETRA ASANTEWAA is an amazing and equally talented wordsmith, fashion designer and creative honcho á la yobbings. She’s possibly Ghana’s dopest spoken word act.

Worlasi I know personally, Poetra, not really, but have a crush on (gosh how many crushes do I have now? yare yare)

Anyhow, both creatives are set to release bodies of work just after each other, the former I believe on the last day of September and the latter next month.

Coincidence? Maybe.

Fate? Well isn’t that the possibility!

I’m excited for both projects, Worlasi’s Nus3 which is Ewe for Strength and Poetra’s in your face, jaw gaping title, Motherfucktitude: the NAKED ones.

I’ve no idea what direction Poetra’s work is gonna take. My guess is, a planet load of narratives that honestly explore feminism, race and humanity in beautiful rhyme that doesn’t scream amateur hour accompanied by that sensual voice that roots you to the spot. More importantly however, based off her Instagram poetry stints, I am confident the potency of her thoughts will dump you in a dark tunnel where that blinding yet difficult to grasp light at the end is wisdom we badly need.

Motherfucktitude: the NAKED ones

Motherfucktitude: the NAKED ones

And with a title like that, I’m ready to first motherfuck my ears into euphoria then scream my lungs out, motherfucktitude!

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That’s the cover for Worlasi’s mixtape. It beautifully captures the spirit of the “you’re your own master and slave” mantra. Let’s pretend that’s me instead of Worlasi in the photo. I’m more a slave to my whims, easily letting negativity get to me instead of picking myself up like a boss and screaming motherfuck the world and just doing me (forgive me, Drake’s Over is blasting through my ears atm).

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Hiplife On A String: Adomaa’s Ingenuity


Adomaa

Ghanaian music continues to undergo a metamorphosis into what can only be described as awesome! From Osibisa’s early beginnings, Gyedu-Blay’s euphoria evoking baritone voice and trumpet to Efya’s soulful, powerful yet peaceful voice, Sarkodie’s tongue twisting antics to Pappy Kojo’s funky Fante bars, Worlasi’s language chasm bridging  afrobeat raps and songs, I daresay this is a revolution and all praise to technology, the revolution is being televised, at least on the internet anyway.

Over the past year, Ghanaians have jammed so hard to Sarkodie and Castro’s Adonai and Stonebwoy and Sarkodie’s Baafira that from time to time, I often momentarily get sore from hearing these songs.

That can be quite the chore but perhaps no more. Curtains parted, spotlight on, stage smoke rising, silent anticipation, onto the stage, Adomaa.

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Can’t stop, Won’t stop: Worlasi on the Rise


In a vast field of unbelievably similar looking, boring and lusterless music, it is every miner’s dream to strike gold or better, diamonds. Given a certain dearth of original and challenging artists on the Ghana music scene, WORLASI, the baritone “AY3 ADZ3” crooner is a diamond in the rough.

ACCRA [dot] ALT team member, KADI, got chatty with the artist over SMS to understand what he and his craft are all about, and generally, gather his thoughts on a number of related and random subjects._MG_8806

Looking into the future.Photo credit Socialite Photography

ADA: Who is Worlasi?

Whoa! That’s a packed question. Let’s see. I’m Worlasi. I make music, I paint. I’m just another kid expressing his emotions and experiences the best way he knows how. Truthfully though, I’m yet to discover myself completely. I can’t lie to you, I don’t know myself.

 Get the full gist here.