Dzyadzorm – The Wine Wrote This

I feel duty bound to tell the world of the interesting things happening in the world of poetry in Ghana and beyond. Broadcasting this is a way for the industry and the artist to receive feedback to improve on their craft.
As an artist on a similar journey of revelation, I feel the nervousness sometimes experienced by novices on this road and thus respect any artist on such a journey regardless of their success.
Dzyadzorm is a special lady not only because she is a poet and part Liberian but because of her bold stand on issues facing women. As long as I have known her I have admired her voice and unique take on her subject matter. 
The Wine Wrote This also known as #TWWT is her first EP. I had the privilege of listening to it at a listening session earlier this year. The content is great as it reflects the honest thoughts of a woman with the help of wine of course. (I am not sure whether wine is the cause for the poetry though)

#TWWT track list
#TWWT track list

I implore you to give it a listen and at the very least give feedback on how the pieces made you feel. I am positive that she would appreciate the gesture.
Listen to the album here

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Ronning – My First Single

Ronning is my first single which I will be releasing on 13th February 2017. It’s a pidgin word which describes the act of an attracted person charming their prey with words. (In that case you might as well call me a Ronner) 
I wrote Ronning in either 2008 or 2009 whilst I was in University. At the time I was looking for an entertaining piece that could put a smile on a girl’s face and also make a guy go like “damn! I wish I came up with those lines”.
Ronning has over the years been a piece I could rely on to do justice to a dull crowd and thus makes it a fitting piece to start my journey on releasing music. I also deem it fitting, as February is the month of Valentine’s Day.
For those who have heard the piece before, expect a twist to the piece in terms of music. I decided to play with a genre of music which Ghanaians may not be used to but provides in my opinion, the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the track. 
Well I will not say more. Look out for the track on 13th February 2017. 
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Solitaire, Akotowaa's Debut Spoken Word EP

A young poet today is releasing her debut spoken word EP called Solitaire. To many this is not anything special and justifies the use of the common Ghanaian rhetorical question suggesting disregard, “and so what?
Some may be confused by the word or have their thought neurons jump straight to that Microsoft computer game. Whatever it is that is going through your mind, I just want you to give the EP a listen and a chance.
The Solitaire EP is by the black ebony-locked creative, Akotowaa. The spoken word album is about solitude and the EP is a personal insight into the mind of a beautiful soul and the originator of one of my favourite words, lexivist.
Who is Akotowaa?


Akotowaa is not only a creator of words but an ambassador of words and anything to do with them.
 I first bumped into this joy of a person when she was in high school. This was a couple of years ago. She was always excited to see me and for as long as I can remember had a bubbly personality. I always wondered what fueled her joy. 
Akotowaa is a literary genius. I am fascinated by the way her mind works and awestruck by her creativity and poetry. Her poetry and writing, reveal a soul who has so much to offer. She challenges her self to be better and her growth as a poet over the years have been nothing short of remarkable.
Solitaire- EP
Akotowaa is signed on to VI Music alongside the sensational Adomaa, Robin, The Gentleman, Fra Band, Tronomie and many more. All of who helped in putting this project together. 
The EP is her first spoken word compilation and in the great words of Kobby Graham, “Beautifully Weird”.
I had the privilege of previewing the album some weeks back and I was inspired and amazed at Akotowaa’s bold approach. 
Those of us who lived with a Windows 95, 2000 and XP operating system back in the day are familiar with the card game Solitaire, which was usually played to while away time. 
Akotowaa has used the royals within the deck of cards to carve out themes to market the project and her VI family have tagged along for the fun.
The project is a doorway or escape to the half fantasy, half real world that Akotowaa lives in. From the beginning to the end, she shares personal moments of loneliness and solitude that all can relate with. As a lexivist (word activist) her vocabulary or lyrics describe vividly the picture or video she is trying to put across to her audience. I believe this is a unique project that challenges the poetry industry in Ghana to create from within.
(For a more detailed explanation about Solitaire by Akotowaa click here)
Tracks I Loved
I must warn that my opinions are based of what I heard at the listening session. Edits and changes may have been made to the EP.
I shall now briefly comment on the tracks that I loved at the listening session. I would love to go into details but the main purpose of this post is to whet your appetite and push you to listen to the EP.
A quote from the poem Solitaire
A quote from the poem Solitaire

This is a poem I know too well, however, the instrumental to this track courtesy of Edwvn, gave it such attitude and detail that I fell in love with it again.
The poem is a word play between the idea of solitaire and numbers. It’s a witty piece that requires repeated listening to appreciate. There are tons of themes crafted into this piece. It is intellectually stimulating and I love the creativity, math and logic behind the whole track.
If you are one who loves a unique idea and concept then this will be a favourite as well.
To Be
A quote from the poem To Be
A quote from the poem To Be

This is a very beautiful track about being comfortable with yourself. It’s a short poem that works very well with the melody behind it. 
At the listening session this was the last track off the EP. I found it interesting that this was one of my favorites because it seemed as if Akotowaa with this piece has finally become comfortable with the artistic process of creating a compilation.
Other Tracks
Don’t get me wrong the other tracks are amazing. The two above however are my favorites. Each track has a purpose and a mood to it. Each track is a piece of Akotowaa that she shares with us. By listening to the EP you get to know this ebony-locked, lexivist queen, a bit more. 
I pray in her evolution as an artist we get to discover more of her. Especially the genius bit that I believe is still finding its peak.
The Solitaire EP is out now on Bandcamp for $2.50. You can stream for free on SoundCloud. The EP will be available on ITunes and Spotify in January 2017
If you want to see the artist live this December, make sure to check her out at the VI Music Concert on 23rd December 2016 at Alliance Francais.
Akotowaa performs at the VIM Concert
Akotowaa performs at the VIM Concert
Check out Solitaire EP on  SoundCloud
Buy the EP via BandCamp
Merry Christmas and remember to always keep it One Hondred!

WTF-My First EP

I think I am ready to put myself out there.  Ever since I arrived from South Africa in December 2010 I have been looking for the right moment to present myself to the world. 
I started out doing a number of solo shows and quickly realized that I needed to develop a fan base. Those who came out to see me encouraged me and made me a believer in myself and my art. However for the most part, my art wasn’t out there in video or audio. 
I never felt comfortable putting my material out. I didn’t feel the time was right. I guess I didn’t also hadn’t figured out my brand.
Presently I am taking a risk. A risk of passion to make it as a spoken word artist  and entertainer. This EP is proof to anyone who listens that God has blessed me with art. 
I have a plan to share it with the world but I can’t do it alone. The blog on this site details my artistic journey in the making of this album and other art projects I embark on.
Subscribe, share and engage by either liking or commenting. Your words mean a lot to me and support me more than you know. 
In the next few days I will shed more light on what has been achieved so far and the plan I have to market the album. 
I am not yet revealing what the acronym WTF stands for. I leave that to your imagination.
Stay winning and keep it One HONDRED!