Get to Know: Kojo Funds
We caught up with the exciting new artist to find out a little bit more about him and his music...
This week's featured artist is an incredible artist from East London.
Kojo Funds' career has gotten off to an amazing start. Not only has he worked with incredible artists including Wretch 32 but his Mabel collaboration 'Finders Keepers' recently went Top 10 in the UK and he's received critical acclaim for his solo work.
We were lucky enough to catch up with the rising star this week.
Check it out below...
1) For those who don’t know about you and your music, tell us a little bit about who you are and where you’re from...
My name is Kojo Funds. I have a unique sound (Afro-Swing). I have a mixed heritage of Ghanaian and Dominican descent, so I have an African and Caribbean background which inspires everything about me and who I am but I’m also very east London!
2) Describe your sound in three words…
Unique, exclusive, vibes.
3) Who inspired you to start a career in music?
Bob Marley and Movado. I like the way they express their realities into music and make it universal.
4) Who are your biggest musical influences?
Sean Paul, Shaggy and Wayne Wonder. I like their styles and melodies I think they’re cold.
5) Tell us about the writing and recording process for your new music…
Straight meditation and then the idea comes to mind. I need to get in my zone in the studio, the right people around me and the right vibe. It's all about the vibe.
6) What can we expect from your live shows?
Expect an epic performance from myself and people wanting more of Kojo Funds when my set's finished.
7) What has been your biggest career highlight so far?
I think one of my biggest highlights is coming out for Young Thug at Wireless and shutting it down. Another would be my own Wireless performance which was sick down to the live band that we had and the production my team pulled together.
8) Have you met anyone and been totally starstruck?
To be honest, I haven't really been starstruck. However, when I was in the studio earlier this year, I was surrounded by Kendrick Lamar, Young Thug and Waka Flaka and one of my favourite songs was playing ('Dun Talkin''). I believe Kendrick asked who was playing and Thug pointed me out. That was bit funny but I wasn't starstruck.
9) What’s on your iPod/playlists that people wouldn’t expect?
10) When can we see you live?
My next headline show will be the next show that you will want to attend.
Watch Kojo Funds' brilliant 'Check' music video with RAYE below.