In recent times, music globally has experienced new curves and innovations. These innovations were mostly inspired by the recent turn out of events – with the global lockdown. Creatives were subjected to devising new means and methods of producing and releasing their music. At the peak of the pandemic, there was a global lockdown. Music artists weren’t left out of these provisions as some of them were forced to create music under bed coverings, within their store rooms, and with other creative means.
In the light of this, we all saw the redefinition and reformation of some artistic brands, of which the Ghanaian highlife poster boy, Bisa Kdei is no exception. Bisa Kdei is one African artiste that takes pride in his origin. He has been able to successfully merge the beauties of several African sounds into one brand, thereby setting the pace and securing his place in the industry. We seek to know what the singer has been involved with, including what makes him stand out as an African artist.
During the lockdown, Bisa Kdei was also very busy; cooking up several means to stay in the loop and remain relevant. After breaking from the norm with his movie soundtrack, “Azonto Ghost,” Bisa Kdei has relatively been on the move with unabashed projections, making him one Ghanaian artiste particularly intentional about his visions. He is a very devout man, who doesn’t hesitate in making known his identity and relationship with God.
One of the singer’s deepest hopes is to transform lives, not only in Ghana or Africa, but all over the world. We just recently engaged the Ghanaian superstar in an interview where he discussed with us his inspirations, goals and future projects.
You’re not just a singer and a songwriter, you’re also a record producer with numerous features and collaborations under your belt. We want to know; how did you get into music and did you start out as a musician or as a producer?
I actually started off as a rapper listening to rap music and highlife at the same time but highlife music changed me along the line. I was already in love with the genre but something pushed me to start doing highlife before becoming a producer
Almost every creative We’ve met has their own creative process. Do you have one and if you do, would you mind sharing it?
Well it’s easier with me. I don’t write. Sometimes I record my thoughts on phone or just go straight to the studio to record if there’s a beat, or I have to produce one and put a voice on it. I let my thoughts flow.
The music industry anywhere in the world is extremely competitive and I know the Ghanaian industry is no different. With the competition and the knowledge that there’ll always be someone working harder to get further, how do you stay at the top of your game?
Be different. And stay connected. You’ll always be ahead if you’re in your lane.
According to your Wikipedia page, you are the first Ghanaian artist to get famous through a movie soundtrack. How did that happen?
I used to work on movies and I made soundtracks/Sound Score. Azonto ghost was a movie Ghanaians loved very much and it did magic for me. I took advantage of that. Didn’t stop after the song blew up!
Your last album was released in 2018 and since then there has been no studio project from you. What have you been up to?
I’ve been working on my 4th album “ORIGINAL” which should be ready soon. I want to celebrate 10 years in the game with it – so I was waiting. I’m ready for 2022.
You just released a new single Slow. We’re not going to ask what or who inspired it but we want to know if we should expect it on your next album?
Slow is not going to be on the album. I just wanted to give my fans something different to jam to. There are more great songs on the way!
A musician’s career strongly depends on the support of their fans and yours have supported you from the start of your career till now. If you could say one thing to them, what would it be?
I love my fans. God bless every Bisa Kdei supporter. I want them to keep supporting me so I can keep churning out good music.