Entertainment of Sunday, 8 August 2010
FRITZ is Ghana’s budding new sensation, an icon on his own and a force to reckon with. A 20 year old student of the University of Ghana, Fritz is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics. He toggles on as the second amongst four children and is a proud product of Mfantsipim School in Cape Coast.
Fritz has always loved to sing since childhood, but actually discovered how well he could in senior high school where he joined the school choir and singing band, and became the lead soloist.
Before Fritz left high school he had been awarded as the ‘best soloist’ for his final year.
His experiences in high school contributed largely to his rare talent as a musician. His big break came when he won a talent search contest, ‘THE VOICE FACTORY’ organized by Citi FM in 2009.
He is a great singer who has a good appreciation of Jazz, R n B, Afro Pop, highlife and Hip hop, and his unparalleled ability to combine all these genres to create a new groove of rhythm is what makes him outstanding as an art.
His role models are Nelson Mandela and his mum. He loves to swim, listen to music, dance, write music and spend time with his kid sister. He’s currently single. His debut single “MEDO WO” features Guru and has enjoyed massive airplay on all major radio stations across the country. His album drops later this year.
His public appeal became substantially evident after he played the lead role in a recent Vodafone commercial.
In the Vodafone 3030 commercial, Fritz played Kwame, a young guy who goes through hell on earth just to secure love.
His ideologies and core principles are hugely embellished in his favorite quote “IT IS VERY EASY TO POINT A FINGER WHEN THE SPOTLIGHT'S NOT ON YOU!”
He is currently signed onto J.O.S Records, under the managerial tutelage of ace media giant, Jessica Opare Sarfo of Citi FM and her team. Musically, he looks up to John Legend, Michael Jackson, Black eyed peas, Jason Mraz, Jennifer Hudson, Anita Baker, Tonex, Ne Yo, Kojo Antwi, amongst others. He seeks to take music in the purest of its form to the forefront of the world and to put Ghanaian music where we deserve to be.