As music genres in Ghana continue to grow and expand, it is always exciting to see new acts especially in genres like Soul.
A young and talented singer who is now making waves in Ghana, spent a few minutes with BusinessGhana's Entertainment desk.
Born Renie Asi Bampoe Abu, in Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America, Asi has already released 2 Extended Plays (EPs); "PIECE OF ME” and “CHAPTER V” which have received massive airplay and social media attention.
"I have two singles out aside that, 'Hold On’ and “Love Riddim” featuring $pacely"
Her stage name 'Asi', also her grandmother's name, is her way of honoring her grandmother after she passed away while Asi was in High School.
The talented singer is currently studying Engineering/ Leadership Core at the African Leadership University in Mauritius.
Speaking to our reporter about her motivation to do music, Asi said that she was drawn to anything Soul because "I want my fans and listeners to feel so deeply whatever mood my song carries ,be it happy, sad or angry. I’m inspired by life!" she added.
Every artiste has a muse and for Asi, just knowing that she's "been given this gift to make music, is enough motivation. You really never know what your song might help do in someone’s life' she added amid smiles. Her biggest fear, she disclosed, is being unable to fulfil her purpose.
Asked what her favorite song is so far, Asi chose "You Hurt Me" because it was written in a time of healing and self awareness .
Her idea of a big show? The talented singer who would love to share a stage with American singer Lauryn Hill, said thsat she hopes to host a "super— intimate live session with mats, pillows and a lot of plants".
The date has not yet been picked due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, "That’s the plan!' she noted.
She told her fans to expect her 1st live performance outside Ghana in South Africa.
"I have a strong connection to that place. My closest friend is South African and he used to share their music with me, their sound is beautiful.
She left this beautiful message for aspiring singers " Just do it! There’s a completeness you feel when making music, you can’t find anywhere."