‘The Anatomy of A Paradox,’ the debut album of Ghanaian Spoken Word Artist, Poetra Asantewa will be released on March 15, 2019.
The 11-track project comes some three years after the 2016 OneBeat fellow released her debut EP ‘Motherfuckitude: The Naked Ones.’
Rapper Fu is the only artiste featured on the project.
“My creative process starts internally- I carry ideas in my head for weeks, sometimes months; debating and fine-tuning the idea itself,” reads part of the caption of a video promoting the project by Asantewa online.
“I write, and rewrite and rewrite and rewrite, before I share with potential collaborators. I rehearse over and over before each studio time. And so when we record in two takes, it’s because I’ve done 20 takes in my bedroom. All those hours count.”
A listening session for the album will be held on Sunday, March 3 at Front/Back, Osu.
Born Ama Asantewa Diaka, she is also an entrepreneur.
She is celebrated for the brilliant delivery of her pieces – endearing her to a growing fan base and acclaim. She tackles topics including feminism, inequality and mental health.
In 2015, she released her debut EP ‘Motherfuckitude: The Naked Ones’ to great reviews. The Kyekyeku-produced project fused contemporary poetry with neo-soul and jazz.
Diaka was one of 25 artists around selected for the 2016 OneBeat residency and tour – an initiative by U.S Department of State’s Bureau and Cultural Affairs.
She was featured on the 15-track OneBeat mixtape released in 2017.
Diaka has performed on a number of platforms including LIFT Festival London 2018, 2016 Lagos International Poetry Festival, ChaleWote Festival and launch of Ghana Music Awards.
She is the co-founder of Black Girls Glow (BBG) – a project that highlights and showcases “brilliant and talented young female artists making waves in the Ghanaian entertainment industry” through collaborations.
She is also the founder of Alikoto Clothing, Yobbings and Love Rocks, a non-governmental organization dedicated to helping young students “learn outside of the box.”