Mother of Heirs’ is the first project coming from Black Girls Glow, a platform launched this year by Poetra Asantewa and Dzyadzorm, two of the most prominent female artists in Ghana, who started their careers as spoken word poets.
‘BGG is a concept that aims to raise the profile of female artists locally, regionally and globally by highlighting and showcasing the brilliant and talented young female artists making waves in the Ghanaian entertainment industry.
According to Poetra Asantewa, Black Girls Glow is based on the notion that musical collaboration is a uniquely powerful way to connect people across political and cultural barriers.
For the first output, with no funds or sponsors, Poetra and Dzyadzorm have been able to put together, aside themselves, Adomaa, Cina Soul, Fu and Ria Boss and coordinated a roster of excellent producers from in and outside Ghana.
The track list is a road trip through femininity and creation, a declaration of independence in the Ghanaian artistic scene: no definition, no music genre, no categorisation.
It has 12 songs on which melody, rap, rhythm, poetry and harmony work together drawing influence from Hip Hop, Jazz, Soul, Blues, Spoken Word and R&B, to create a fusion of genres in perfect balance.
‘Mother of Heirs’ is on Soundcloud and will be available on other digital stores in subsequent weeks.
Listen to ‘Mother of Heirs’ below: