Music of Friday, 25 January 2013
Fast rising Ghanaian rapper, Okay keeps showing off his versatility since his first single in 2011. His latest single, ‘Try My Love’ featuring Krissy O is making waves since its release on December 24, and already a music video is on the cards for the energetic banger.
‘Try My Love’ is a mix of smooth raps over a pulsating beat by producer, Ingenious Selection, and balanced with well toned vocals from Krissy O.
Born Matthew Amatey Williams Jnr, Okay was born and raised in Accra Newtown, obtaining his basic education certificate at Rainbow School, Accra. His love for music was very evident at a very young stage where he was involved in a lot of rap battles with his peers. It was at this level that he truly carved his craft in putting words together to rhyme on beats.
After his basic education, he enrolled to DMM Training Center, a music school that teaches how to produce beats. He completed DMM in 2010 and naturally started producing his own beats. After some few months as a producer, he featured on a mix tape which ultimately changed his direction in the music industry from being just a producer to being a proper rap artist.
He dropped his first single, ‘Okukuseku’ in 2011 which made an instant entry into YFM's ‘Push or Flash
‘(A medium to promote young and upcoming artists). He has since released two more singles namely ‘TGIF’ and ‘Just Dance’. ‘Just Dance’, which featured Mentor winner and Project Fame West Africa runner-up, Kesse, was released in October 2012 and was widely received by fans.
The success of the single and the music video has catapulted Okay from being an underground artist, to becoming known in the mainstream.
Okay is currently signed to Xcite Music Group; a Ghanaian based Music Record Label. He is currently in the studio working on his debut album.