FULL NAME: Eyram Gbewonyo (Afrolektra)
HOMETOWN: Anyako, Volta Region
RESIDENCE: Ashaley Botwe
GENRE: Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
SKILL SET: DJ, Producer
BORN: 16th November, 1995
YEARS ACTIVE: 5 years
ASSOCIATED ACTS: Omar Steerling, R2bees, Sarkodie, Fuse ODG
INSTRUMENTS: Atentebe, Keyboard
Afrolektra, born Eyram Gbewonyo. His hit projects include Site 15, an R2Bees album he produced. Working with R2beees on their album, Site 15 is his key career highlight.
He is part of a family of five which consists of two other siblings and their parents. His family is very religious. His father is a reverend who raised all his children with Gospel music being played in the house all the time.
Respecting his religious upbringing, Afrolektra tries not to go too far into the circular world. Though he wouldn’t call himself a religious person, he is very spiritual and he is always in touch with his spiritual side.
Despite the fact that Afrolektra seems to be relatively diverting from the teachings his parents gave, his parents are very supportive of his career.
His parents are, however, being supportive with a lot of caution.
Sometime around Afrolektra’s time in the Junior High School at the University Primary School, Legon, his elder brother had a studio where artistes and producers used to visit and record music.
Magnom was a frequent visitor to the studio. Seeing all the musicians and producers visit his brother’s studio inspired Afrolektra and ignited his love for music and all that goes into composing music.
When he completed JHS, he used the waiting period to learn about how to make music.
It wasn’t long until he gained admission to read General Science at Ideal College. Afrolektra never liked his course. He attributed his dislike for science to the fact that he had an inkling that his career path was rather in music.
For his tenacity, Afrolektra is charting a career path in the music industry for himself.
For a 25-year-old with 5 years worth of experience in the industry, Afrolektra has worked with Sarkodie on a song called “Stay Your Plan” as a co-producer.
He has also worked with Fuse ODG on a couple of yet to be released productions.
2015: Changed his stage name to Afrolektra from his DJ days to the producer.
2017: Worked with Sarkodie on ‘Stay Your Plan’ song
2018: Started DJing at Chale Wote Street Arts Festival
2019: Produced Site 15 for R2Bees
- INFLUENCES: Arama Badu, Kontihene, VIP,
R2Bees, Major Lazer,
- MUSICAL STYLE: EDM Artiste
DISCOGRAPHY: Afrolektra On Soundcloud
TRIVIA: Favourite colour: Blue or Brown
Favourite food: Omo Tuo and groundnut soup
Clothing style: Casual
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