Born and bred in Tema, Bogo Blay prides himself as the next big thing emerging from the “Harbour City” and Ghana’s largest seaport area. The rapper and musician came to the limelight after emerging as the 2018 Vodafone Icons winner.
Known for his ability to perform creditably to the satisfaction of the audience, Bogo Blay Labran David, the singer known to many as Bogo Blay is always beaming with confidence and treats fans to very touching and soul-inspiring performances anytime he mounts the stage.
Bogo Blay’s unique and exceptional talent was discovered whiles in SHS, where every stage he mounted was greeted with cheers and applause from all the students and teachers. This won him the ‘Best Rapper’ and ‘Best Stage Performer’ in school. He went on to win every rap competition thrown his way including; YFM Hitmaker Radio Edition, Genesis Radio Street Battle, Kill The Beat, Kasahare Level, among others.
Indeed, his stagecraft and vocal abilities won the hearts of many patrons who, in turn, voted for him to win the crown of Vodafone Icons Season 6.
After the show, Bogo Blay, has continued to win new listeners over, making him one of the top Kumerican artists who are making airwaves and personal homes lovely with their fantastic songs.
He has shared the same stage with artists such as Samini, Stonebwoy, Shattawale, Mr Eazi, KiDi, Kuami Eugene, Kwesi Arthur, among others. He has also performed at numerous events including; Detty Rave, December To Remember, Saminifest, Accra Music Festival, African Trends Fashion, Laughline Show, to mention a few.
In this interview with Lambo Xtra, Bogo Blay says his creative process may sound difficult to others but it’s the coolest and best for him because that is what he’s made for.
Hey Bogo Blay! I am loving your new single Me Yere, it’s has a bop–vibe! Can you tell me a little about what inspired you to write it?
Actually, Me Yere is more of Highlife (Authentic Ghanaian vibe) and it came while I was recording a Bop vibe, I call it jangovibe lol.
The vibe came as freestyle and we felt it was dope. It was hilarious and profane but thanks to my personal producer Fimfim who directed and made it clean before we recorded it.
How did working with Mista Morgan come about?
Legendary Mista Morgan!! Ok so with Mista Morgan, I’ve known him for some time now. He was a sound engineer and I used to record and rehearse in his studio most times till he switched to the video thing and it’s been on and on. For him he dey like a brother to me. Much respect.
I know you have also worked with some amazing talents in the last few months, are there any other Ghanaian artists you’d love to collaborate with? Or anyone who really inspires you?
Big Love to my Ghanaian artists for their creativity and uniqueness. Would love to collaborate with any Ghana artist on a dope jam but if it’s outside Ghana, Odogwuuuu!! Burna Boy really inspires me a lot Chale.
What’s the notion behind this new video?
Fun! Me Yere video is all fun although it’s lyrics tells a story the video is more of “anything goes”.
What about your creative process? How does a Bogo Blay song come to life?
It kinda sounds difficult but for me it’s cool and the best. So I pick up a concept, write each verse like three to five times, pick the dopest one and fix perfect rhymes for each stanza and when it’s done we drop it on a suitable beat and we’re good to go. Some songs actually come to you and for some, you go for them but both ways that’s how I kill it.
I’m so excited to hear what’s next, your recent tracks have been so moving, can you tell me anything more about what to expect?
Elevation. I’m dropping an album soon and it’s full of surprises… All I can say for now. Thanks a lot for having me fam. Appreciate. Big Love to you.