MeFiri Ghana speaks with N-A, the master man music producer behind azonto-funky tune – ‘Shine Your Eyes’, by Kwamz n Flava ft Starboy Willz & King Zion. Bursting with curiosity and questions, we were fortunate to speak with Mr N-A.
MFG: Tell us your real name?
N-A: Nathan Nana Kwasi Agyemang, simply known as ‘N-A’.
MFG: How young are you?
N-A: I’m 18 Years old.
MFG: Where were you raised?
N-A: I grew up in Wood Green (North London).
MFG: Are both your Parents of GHANAIAN DESCENT?
MFG: Are you a student?
N-A: I’m in my first year studying, Event Management at Coventry University.
Shout out to #TeamCOV!
MFG: What do you do exactly?
N-A: I’m a music producer
MFG: Who do you represent?
N-A: I’m currently working alongside AfroBeat Movement (ABM Events), consisting of the likes of DJ Abrantee from Choice FM. They organise urban events in the UK and overseas bringing Afro beat artists from the UK and Africa.
MFG: Where did the creativity start?
N-A: I’ve always been deeply interested in music but I only realised my real love for the actual instrumentals. If I personally feel that a beat isn’t good, I wouldn’t listen to the track! And so I decided to make my own beats! I’m influenced by producers like Timberland, The Neptunes, S-X, Skepta & JME, Appietus, and Killbeatz just to name a few.
MFG: Where did the opportunity of beat making come from & how did seeing yourself featured in the video feel?
N-A: When I was 15 I downloaded a demo version of FL Studio 3 but it was frustrating because I couldn’t actually save the beats. However I managed to get my hands on the latest FL Studio 10 and I’ve just taken it from there. It was my first time being in a music video, so I was a bit shy but it felt good.
MFG: What response did you receive?
N-A: I’ve received positive comments from both my friends and family, and most importantly they all adored the tune! Many upcoming Afro beat artists and promoters have followed me on twitter since then.
MFG: Can you imagine yourself doing anything else apart from your desired Passion?
N-A: No. I love making beats.
MFG: Share Your Best Motivation Line?
N-A: “Yesterday you said, ‘Tomorrow’. Just do it.” (I got that from a Nike advert!!!) J
MFG: Are You Proud To STATE “MeFiRi GHANA”
N-A: Yes of course.
MFG: Do you think your Culture has influenced your chosen pathway?
N-A: 100%. I grew up listening to hip life all my life with artists such as Daddy Lumba, Kwabena Kwabena, KK Fosu etc. Producers such as Appietus and J-Q, It was only right of me to make beats which are influenced by my African heritage.
MFG: Why & what do you Love about GHANA?
N-A: Everything! From the Fanta Orange in glass bottles to the Fan Ice, Tom Brown, the beautiful beaches, the weather, the football team, my family back there. And of course I love the music! I love being Ghanaian because it is such a peaceful country and there are many of us in London and so we can all relate and enjoy the same things.
MFG: What do you want to achieve from what you do? And what will You Do with it?
N-A: I aim to become one of the most versatile producers ever. I also make hip-hip and RnB type beats. I’d also like to be an event organiser.
MFG: What have you to offer Ghana?
N-A: The best of modern African music!!!!
MFG: Did you attend ‘The Ghana Youth Day’ 2012?
N-A: I didn’t attend but I heard about. It was held in Tottenham, and its purpose was to engage the youth in activities and encourage them to achieve their goals without resulting to crime. Which I believe is a major concern especially in Tottenham.
MFG: When next are you touching down in Ghana & who would you like to work with?
N-A: Not sure yet, but I would like to work with two producers Killbeatz (‘Antenna’) and Garzy (‘BoomBoomTah’) and any of the popular Afro beats artists there.
MFG: Where can we catch up with your latest Movements?
soundcloud.com/N2theA – (HipHop beats)
www.youtube.com/OfficialN2theA – (Afrobeats)
MeFiri Ghana salutes you Nana for breaking through the music industry at a very young age. You are acting in role as a ‘Youth Ambassador’ to the young Ghanaian generation
As you are proving to other youths that nothing is impossible. Opportunities are lurking around everywhere. GOD has done the beauty in your work. We love to see your talent being exercised; we see how you have envisioned offering Ghana a part of you, which hopefully will sustain Ghana for the better. This type of action roots for a bigger, better and developed GHANA. Creativity is at the heart of you, keep embracing that.
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