Mawcom X, The Leading Sensation In Ghana’s New Urban Renaissance

The city of Accra is home to a million people. It never slumbers, a potpourri of dreams and realities bringing a dash of fantasy in the lives of people. Accra is not as busy as Lagos but the national capital is very colourful and home to many Ghanaian artists like Mawcom X, Kuvie, King Promise and others. 

In the record, Gift of God, Mawcom X and Kuvie present their musical dexterity to humanity as a gift during these difficult times of covid-19. As young artists, Mawcom X and Kuvieamongst others are embarking on a sonic adventure to produce sensational tunes. 

“Coming from different ends of the artistic spectrum we combined to make something new,” described Mawcom X. 

The first song was recorded in January 2017 but after a brief hiatus, they recorded the rest of the project this year. The project cannot be boxed into one genre and touches base on the different genres of the African sound. 

“The experience can best be described at a complete aural adventure,” said Mawcom X. “It is a bit of everything and harmonizes Africa beautifully.”

The novelty of his sound, a crisp balance of intense and expressive melody permeates the Ghanaian music industry and beyond. The harmonically robust voice together with crafty lyrics best describes the talent of a dynamic artist, Mawcom X.

There is a new wave of sound racing across the African continent. Naturally, Ghana is at the centre of it. Ghana is a small country blessed with quality when it comes to music. The elements of the Ghanaian sound keep reverberating worldwide,especially Nigeria. From inspiring legends like Fela Kuti in the 70s to countless African acts, Ghana has been a pioneer in pushing and recreating the African sound. 

Currently, Nigeria is the largest exporter of the Afrobeat sounds. This giant undoubtedly has been influenced by the Ghanaian sound and among the modern Afrobeat acts, borrow Twi to juxtapose in their songs. From dynamic artist Mr Eazi,Patoranking, Davido to starboy Wizkid among others, Nigerian afrobeat musicians continuously illustrate how influential the Ghanaian culture is to the genre.

The full project will be released come this September.

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Kwesilive has been a media enthusiast since childhood. He is also an entertainment critic, writer and a Radio show host. His media career began in 2009 when he featured on 'Nhyira FM's' 'Kiddie Sports' before volunteering for, Sweet Melodies FM and Radio Univers.

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