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10 Questions: Kojo Eyshun

Kojo Eyshun

1. What is your musical background and how did your musical journey begin?

I started singing at a very young age, I took singing to another level in senior high school (Presec Legon), performing on stages and going out of school to record in different studios across the capital. Things switched up when I got to the University of Ghana. From the Live shows to the university tours, to sharing spaces, learning and hitting the road with other musicians like me, and also managed to get a couple of collaborations and music videos in the bag

2. How do you stand out from other artists and how would you describe your own style?

 Well, first of all, I like to believe that Im a very handsome gentleman. No? LoL. Okay moving on. What sets me apart is how I sound. Im as good as the next guy really, but Ive always been told theres a niche to my sound that makes me stand out. I blend the vibes of the old, with the trends of the new to create the ideal fusion. A perfect meeting place for both the young and the old.

3. What is the most difficult thing you’ve had to endure in your music career?

  The hardest thing(s) Ive had to endure are record label issues and lack of support from my own people.

4. Which genre is your stronghold and if you could dabble in another genre of music, what would it be?

 Afrobeats and Contemporary highlife are most definitely my strongholds. if I could scratch the surface of another genre itll most probably be soul music.

5. What are your thoughts on the current state of music in Ghana? What can be done differently?

  Music in Ghana has changed, when I was growing up, the vibes were different, the influences were different and they shaped the kind of music our pioneers produced. Times have changed now, more doors have been open for the new guys. The people have generally been exposed to other cultures and that has directly impacted the sounds coming from the motherland (which is good actually).  What I feel could be done to make things better is for more investments to be made in the music to open the vibes up to the world. We need more ears. Yes, weve done so well though; shooting great visuals and producing international standard sounds, but gaining international traction transcends that.  If we want to be as competitive on an international level wed have to step up.

Kojo Eyshun

6. What do you hope to achieve with your music?

  I want people to listen to the music and feel good. Lifes already stressful, this music must calm some tides.

7. THE HIGHLIFE project– Tell us ALL there is to know about it.

 The HIGHLIFE is my first studio album. The idea behind the name ‘The Highlife’ is just positivity through feel good music. Were high on life. Its been a long time coming, putting things together to make it all happen, and Im pretty positive it is all worth it. I featured some amazing artists on it as well; Kojo-Cue, Worlasi, Steve BiQo & Zepora. Shoutout to them, and shouts to 3fs Productions & Lay Kay beats for locking down the sounds. I plan on releasing it when the time is due with a concert and live tour to follow. Be hyped, Ill go in!!

8. Walk us through your creative process.

  I get inspired to create and write songs from my everyday life. I intrinsically cant stay put to save my life. I always have to move, I always have to do something, learn something or try something. This opens me up to a variation of thoughts, feelings, and ideas which I put into melodies and compose songs off of. So whether its a walk down the street, a day listening to beats or in a musical setting with other artists, once I catch a vibe, I start creating.

9. What would make you want to collaborate with another artist?

 I would collaborate with anyone once Im feeling them or once the money is right.

10. Are you currently working on any project? What should we expect from you in the short and distant future?

  I just released my second single of the year, Show You which features super talented rapper Don Itchi with its official music video in the works. Expect the HiGHLIFE when the time is due, more music, more performances and more appearances from yours truly.

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