One of Accra’s rising Afro-Pop stars, Kelvyn Boy has enlisted some of Afrobeats biggest hitters to help deliver an EP which he hopes best represents Ghana’s sound. The 8 track EP entitled T.I.M.E is his first full length release and features fellow Ghanaian acts such as Medikal and Joey B.
After being nominated for ‘Best New Artiste of the Year’ at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards this year, the budding artist has recently signed to Grammy Award nominee Stonebwoy’s label Burniton Music Group, and there’s also a collaboration in there with Stonebwoy on one of the EP’s highlights, the Afro-Bashment inspired “Catch A Vibe”.
The EP represents a young artist who’s willing to play with other influences such as Reggae, Dancehall and Highlife but is very much championing Afrobeats with this release, explaining: “T.I.M.E is an abbreviation for ‘The Inspirational Moment Ever’ – From the production to lyrics it’s strictly Afrobeats – I wanted to represent this sound and Ghana’s sound to a global market”.
To coincide with the EP, we’ve also been treated to the music video for the highlife driven “Mea” which features Joey B. The melodic track was the result of a fruitful studio session as Kelvyn Boy explains:
“It came together really quickly in the studio, when I heard my producer playing something he’d been working on I was like ‘I love that beat, let’s put some guitar on this and start working on it’. So we put some guitar lines down and I just started to freestyle over the beat – my producer said yo yo we need to record this now!
So we put down the vocal there and then. I just needed someone who can rap and sing at the same to finish it off so I had Joey B in mind. We sent him the song and he linked us and the next day we finished it in the studio”.
This summer we’ve been told that Kelvyn Boy will embark on a European tour which includes Bomboclat Festival in Belgium, with other dates tbc. Fingers crossed he’ll be coming to the UK! Listen to the T.I.M.E EP below, and check it out on other streaming platforms here.