Ghanaian Reggae artiste and 2017 BASS Awards nominee, Paapa Wastik is set to officially release his new album ‘I-Story’.
At his Album listening with the press held on December 20, at Steels Lounge in Dansoman, the ‘Makoma Mu Hemaa’ hitmaker explained the inspiration behind his fourth (4th) album.
Wastik said the ‘I-Story’ album tells his story of doing indigenous reggae music to tell a compelling Ghanaian story to the world.
The album listening session saw performances from Rapper Teephlow, Jahwai, Ded Buddy, Linguakat and reggae/dancehall industry players like Daddy Bosco, Ras Kuuku, Fiifi Selah, King Lagaze, KMJ and others.
Stakeholders in the music industry present at the event were enthused after listening to about ten(10) tracks and asked for support from the masses particularly hosts of Reggae/Dancehall shows.
They also took turns to talk about the lyrical content, production works and branding of the world class master piece album from the Reggae artiste, Paapa Wastik.
‘I-Story’ album featured BET Award winner, Stonebowy and other Jamaica artistes. The album which is scheduled to be released online on January 14 was produced by two Ghanaian sound engineers, 420 Drums and Crownzy Beat.
The event was compered by Root Eye.
ABOUT PAAPA WASTIK
For the past ten years, Paapa Wastik has been touring Ghana, Africa, Jamaica, Canada and the United States performing and producing alongside various artistes some of which include; Anthony B. Sizzla, Ky-mani Marley, Lutan Fyah, Capleton, Tony Rebel, Queen Ifrica, Warrior King and many others.
Paapa Wastik’s headlining appearance at Northwest Reggae Festival in Eugene Oregon, USA, Reggae on the River in California, Lafayette Reggae Festival in Louisiana, USA with Lucky Dube and another unforgettable appearance at Victoria’s 8th Annual Ska Festival at Market Square alongside Mexico’s Los Rastrillos, Jamaica’s The Itals, The Drastics and the now defunct Arbutus Trio.
Hailing from Cape Coast, Ghana (West Africa) Paapa Wastik has had a rich history growing up with music all around him since he was a young boy. During his teen years, he started performing.
In the early 2000s, his faith in Ras Tafari Livity grew stronger and that is when he decided to shift the direction of his music to strictly conscious, roots and reality music.
In 2003, Paapa Wastik released his first album ‘Mama Africa’ which was produced by himself alongside Gabriel FossatiBellania from US. The same year, he was invited to perform at the annual ‘Panafest’, a Pan-African festival.
In 2007, he released his second album which some of the tracks was produced by Tuff Gong and featured Jamaican reggae artistes like Lutan Fyah, Bongo Herman and Jah Marcus.
In 2008, Wastik song ‘Makomaa Mu Hemaa’ which was produced by Tuff Gong was nominated ‘Reggae Song of the year’ at the Ghana Music Awards. He released his 3rd album ‘Unity for Africa’ in 2012.
He has been nominated at the 2017 BASS Awards slated for December 28 at the Accra International Conference Center for two categories; Reggae Song of the year and Reggae Artiste of the year.
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