“Inspirational. Motivational.. Intellectual.. Talented.. & Uniquely Gifted”..!
I am bursting with excitement about this young gentleman’s talent, OK let me just share it with you guys! *GIGGLES*
Whilst at an event the other day, A Dot (Nigerian Comedian) proudly introduced and welcomed; “ChaleBoy”
The name rang a bell however I could not remember where I heard the name before, startled from the stage name my first impressions were; The name was funny and very unique, however I was ready to see what the young gentleman had in-store…
‘ChaleBoy’ introduced himself modestly yet with full on confidence he then neatly delivered his two piece poetry. The essence of his delivery was beautiful, the poetry itself was one of insightful wonders, ‘ChaleBoy’s’ two piece poetry was plain and simple – as in no music was needed – but the words spoke to me like music was playing. The piece was rich in imagery and painted a big picture. The manner in which he narrated his poem was very unique and rhythmic – which was quite shocking yet very impressive! ‘ChaleBoy’ Dazzled and baffled us with his smart and logic rhetorical questions, he challenged us with his statements of truth, and educated us with his reality of honesty. He endeared us with his passionate faith guided scripted piece, which really strengthened me, in-fact his piece deepened my thoughts and softened my heart.
‘In His own words ‘CHALEBOY’ Tells us About Himself’….
How young are you?
I’m 22 years old
Your Name how did it come about?
The nickname ‘ChaleBoy’ is something that stuck with me during my time at university. It was a name given to me by a friend who recognised my patriotic Ghanaian nature. Although people say it’s a weird name for a poet, it’s one that easily sticks in the minds of those who hear it.
Describe What You do?
I’m a psalmist, lyricist, spoken word artist, whatever you want to call me; poetry is where the art is
For clarity A psalmist is writer or composer of especially biblical psalms, and Lyricist, well lyric-means a poet, and a lyricist means a person who writes lyrics for songs.
What do you see In The Art of poetry?
As I said, I’ve always been into writing and initially when I started I wrote a lot of romantic poetry, to reflect the relationships I was in at the time. That helped me to get into the habit of artistically putting my feelings and emotions onto paper. Conscious rappers like Common and Talib Kweli inspired me in terms of lyrical prowess, and watching things like Def Poetry Jam as well as poetry slams at college gave me that push to get into performing poetry.
What led you To Follow into this pathway?
I’ve always been into creative writing right from primary school days, poetry is beautiful because it varies so much; depending on the writer. It’s literally an insight of the inner thoughts of a person that can’t be articulated in normal conversation.
Are both your faith & poetry intertwined?
My faith and poetry are definitely intertwined, but only since I got saved. Once I got to know Christ better and accept Him into my life, my whole style of performance poetry changed, and became what I describe as ‘purposeful’. It’s become very evident to me that God gave me this talent to use for His glory. So the plan is to go to the four corners of the Earth, spreading His message through poetry that is engaging yet relative to our generation.
The young gentleman is indeed no fresh face to Me FiRi GHANA as he has previously worked in ties with us performing at two of our events. He performed at Me FiRi GHANA’s ‘Backward Never’ in 2010 at Gold Coast, Brixton, and more recently opened the proceedings at the ‘WAM Campaign Launch’ last year at the Ghana High Commission, where he proudly performed ‘What about Me’?
Personally this gentleman portrays poetry in a complete new light and in a different moderation; it’s very attractive to the younger generation. ‘ChaleBoy’ has revived poetry to a new level; personally I think he has kept poetry alive, especially to me. I think poetry is a great way to get the mind going, a great way to see how far our intelligence & imagination can run!
Let’s just say a modern, bigger and badder Shakespeare is in London Town, ready to shake the world off their feet with his massive, mind blowing Talent of Art. We should be proud to see this young gentleman making it big with his powerful secret of art: POETRY, ‘ChaleBoy’ is surely blessed.
We Are Proud Have On Board another Rising Black Star,
Making It Big, and Making the Nation Proud!
We Thank You.
If you want to catch up with his latest movements and pieces of poetry, or you want find out more about him check his Facebook fan page!