Born Eric Kwasi Okine Turkson, the New York-based Ghanaian R&B singer stepped into the industry at age 6. Initially, he sang in church. The thought of taking his talent to the next level dawned on him while he was in high school. That was when he realized his full potentials.
Qweci joined Eddie Blay, Tiny Quaye and Jake to form a group called Native Funk Lords (NFL). Incredibly, he became famous and had the opportunity to perform for Steve Wonder during the 1994 Panafest. Interestingly, it didn’t end there, his silky voice coupled with his unique talent compelled Late Rawlings to invite him to perform at the first-ever peace concert organized in Accra.
Aside from Yebesa which has been one of Ghanaians’ favourite R&B song, Ded Buddy, the ladies man has more awesome tunes to his credit. His debut album, Sansakroma has 8 tracks including Yebesa, Pe Se Woho.
He followed up with a 12-track album dubbed Tumuda and an EP Love the World with 7 songs. Later on, Qweci dropped his third album Love which has 12 songs.
In 2020, he released a full 22-track album dubbed Akonoba. And in this year, he has dropped the 8-track album, Afro King with mind-blowing tracks such as Whine Your Waist.
In a conversation with NewsflashGh, he has revealed that he is currently shooting a video in SA. About his view concerning the Ghana Music Industry, he expressed that the industry is vibrant. Thus, to him, it has that enabling environment for up-and-coming artists to step in with their arts. However, it lacks the platform for them to make money from their creativity.
“The industry is very vibrant with a lot of creatives pushing their art but as an industry, we lack the structures to help artists make money. I feel we need to put things in place to make us as creatives thrive.”
On measures he thinks if they are put in place, the industry will make creatives thrive, he disclosed what his team has in place.
“There is an initiative called Alliance For Change In Ghana Music which I am proud to be part of. We have been working on things that will fix these issues.” He stated.
Ded Buddy also revealed what his fans should expect from his camp. “I have always been known as the originator of R&B and I’ve always stuck to R&B but now I’m delving into the Electronic Dance Music space with my upcoming single dropping soon and an EP to look forward to.”
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