Kweku Smoke first got into music by just dropping freestyles online. Nana Boroo came to record in his studio one time and that was it for him.
“He listened to some of my songs and said, what would I like him to do for me and I said, I wanted to meet Sarkodie and…that’s how it started for me. I met Sarkodie and…he jumped on 3 of my songs!”
Growing up in Kumasi, Kweku Smoke nurtured the dream of becoming a lawyer and according to him, everyone thought he was going to be a lawyer too until he got to Benkum Senior High where he found friends who shared in his love for music.
Together, they formed the group Flow Motion and built a studio for themselves. However, right after high school, things slowed down for them as Smoke had gained admission to go study Sociology in KNUST.
He could have pursued the music while studying his course but Kweku Smoke was hit with a hard truth:
“I had to pause the music cos Uni is hard! I didn’t know. Right after my first semester, in my first year, my grades were down. I felt bad so I had to put in more work. I didn’t focus on music again until I finished school and where I’m from, you can’t do anything without completing school.”
After completing school, backed with his family’s full support, Kweku Smoke’s full focus and hard work have made him one of the rappers everyone needs to look out for this 2020.
Talking about Family, Kweku Smoke also revealed that it was his older brother who first got him interested in making music.
“He used to take me with him to the studio because he had to watch me (babysit) anytime I came to visit my Dad and him in Accra. He would go to the studio and be recording and I picked up rapping from him”
Kweku Smoke describes himself as fearless but admits that sometimes the need to reach the goals he’s set for himself scares him a little bit. However, despite that, he’s learned that in working towards his goals, setbacks are a normal thing and his approach to dealing with things that seem almost impossible is to just let the Universe work it all out.
“I mostly don’t fight things that are hard for me. I just leave them to life and it ends up working out just fine for me.”
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