Ghanaian Spoken Word Artist, William Du Bois Yaw Sakyi Kumi, popularly known as Koo Kumi, is set to release a new poem “Ankonam” ahead of upcoming album. Koo Kumi is a Spoken word artist, Photographer, slam poet and mixed media visual artist. He is known for his blend of Twi and English languages. He adopts a traditional sound as well as an alternative hip hop feel.
Speaking to Koo Kumi in a short conversation, he reveals what to expect in his upcoming poem.
“Ankonam literally means someone who walks alone, ‘lone wolf’ or a ‘lonely person’. It talks about how a loner seeks to be courteous in life and not emulate the actions of peers and their pressure. Although he is alone, he is hailed by many.”
“The loner in difficult situations, look up to the sweat on his father’s face and the smile on his mother’s lips. He admits the road is rough and would gladly accept help if any comes his way nevertheless, he will still push through if there is none.”
The instrumentation in Ankonam is purely traditional, it has a palm wine music rhythm. Taking the local route with this whole poem, it is all in Akuapem Twi.
Enjoy this snippet below
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