We are currently feeling Jay Ghartey. He is Ghanaian singer whose mix of urban and Ghana rhythms is quite cool. He looks a little bit like Kenyan neosoul singer Shu.
Just a little bit. But apart from the ‘African in diaspora’ vibe they both have, their styles are different.
The song that inspired this post is titled Blackstar the Accra mix has a funky touch of African house.
Sample the lyrics:
“But I keep on, cos my soul don’t break/
And they try to get in our way but them never gonna slow us down/
Don’t matter the things they say cos we come from the underground/
It’s the African’s time to shine…
We’ll never run
We’ll always be here
I’m a Blackstar, ye I’m a Blackstar, no matter where you are, you’re a Blackstar”
More info and music can be found on www.jayghartey.com