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Raised between the alternate realities of London and Cape Coast, I am passionately curious about music, African culture and counterculture.
A practitioner within Accra’s creative arts scene for close to two decades, I have been profiled by the likes of the BBC and Culture Trip. I started DJing in the early 2000s with London’s Amplified collective, helping to organize events for the likes of The Roots, spinning for artists like Erykah Badu, and experimenting with African street sounds two decades before the rise of afrobeats.
A 2020 Morland African Writing Scholarship recipient, my byline has featured in publications including The Guardian and The Africa Report. I also write short stories (in which I use the weird to explore the everyday) that have been published in places including Litro Magazine and the Writers Project of Ghana anthology, The Sea Has Drowned the Fish. I was a finalist in the inaugural John La Rose Memorial Short Story Competition (2008) alongside the likes of Yewande Omotoso and Molara Wood. I am currently writing a deeply personal narrative memoir connecting the death of my younger brother to matters of masculinity and mental health crushed under the weight of contemporary Ghanaian culture.
Since moving to Ghana in 2006, I have worked as a radio DJ, journalist and as one of Ghana’s first digital media professionals, pioneering the social media blueprint most Ghanaian radio stations follow today. I also broke a news story that lead to the resignation of an acting Minister of State and would become one of the first people employed by government to work in social media.
Holding an LL.B in Law and an MA in International Studies & Diplomacy from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), I currently teach a range of humanities subjects at Webster University’s Ghana campus while pursuing a PhD in Sociology under a DANIDA-funded research project between the University of Ghana and Copenhagen Business School, examining Ghana’s cultural and creative industries. I have also been a trustee of the Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary African Art
I hope I am doing all these things not just for community but for the culture; towards the expansion of our collective empathy and social imagination.
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