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Connecting YOU with “Chaleboy”…

“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 

Chaleboy_The_Poet_Me_FiRi_GHANAThe 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 Launchlast 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!

www.facebook.com/chaleboythepoet!

By Trey’C

Ghanaian Event: Uniq the Poet

The evening of Saturday 13 August 2011 saw a host of poets and singers come together for a showcase entitled “This Is my Beat”.  In aid of Uniq the poets debut EP “Speaking what you thinking” (out now on iTunes). I have to be honest prior to the event I had not even heard of Uniq or any of the other performers on the bill (with the exception of Chaleboy!) But by the end of the evening each and every one of them had made a lasting impression on me. The intimate setting of the Lost theatre on Wandsworth Road, London was the venue for an event which would prove to be personal, thought provoking and inspiring.

Uniq the poet opened the event with a video clip titled the same as her EP “Speak what your thinking”. It was a brief introduction that would set the tone for the evening; she then proceeded to give the audience an insight into how and when she began writing poetry when she recited a piece titled “one year old”. She talked about her first performance at Corks wine bar and her second gig in Aldgate east and her progression in between.

Next to take the stage was Comfort (Art without apology). She recited a piece titled “I want a man” informing us all that she wanted a hardworking, giving and sharing man. What was interesting about her performance was that she also looked at the qualities that men look for in a woman and that women forget that they have never been a man thus do not know how it feels like to be one !. It was a commanding, confident and passionate performance that earned her raptous applause.

The next half an hour or so was all about Uniq as she delivered  sensitive and personal performances. “Wait a second” ( a video clip which starred Chaleboy as the object of her affection) told of the familiar scenario of a girl seeing a guy she fancies and the thoughts that run through her mind. “Why am I awake” was tad more serious as Uniq highlighted the issue of being suicidal due to insecurities and lack of acceptance. Both pieces were very thought provoking.

So to the interlude where the energetic host, Mr Cee (very funny guy!) led the audience in a debate about the recent