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J.Derobie
Ghana
J.Derobie (Derick Obuobie Jnr) is a young and passionate Dancehall & an AfroBeat artist from Accra, Ghana. This talented budding star has a bright future ahead of him which is notable from his track "Poverty" (released January 11th) - a self-written, reflective record which resonates with a lot of people. The track began making "waves" after his Instagram submission for emPawa100; an incubator programme devised by Mr Eazi. It was his incredible amusical abilities that catapulted Derobie to the forefront of the programme and he was then chosen to be one of the successful 100, which enabled "Poverty" to be brought to life. The inspiration for the song came from J.Derobie sitting on a beach with contemplating thoughts of why he continues to create music when he merely can’t afford it. In that same exact moment, he realises he needs to fight poverty to improve his life & live it in the way he wants to. The video captures J.Derobie in his element within his hometown, showing where he comes from & the support from his community. J.Derobie started as a dancer and later developed the talent of singing at the age of 13. Being influenced by the likes of Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Mr Eazi, Stonebwoy, Chronixx, Popcaan, Alkaline, Vybz Kartel, Mavado, Masicka, and R2bees. J.Derobie released his first official song titled VIM, which happened to be dancehall with an afro rhythmic sound. J.Derobie was then featured on a song by General Myke titled "Odo Yewu", produced by KeezyOnTheBeat, which received a lot of positive responses from a wide range of listeners. He released his second single, titled "Awurade", a very catchy and danceable tune also making waves as well.
Songs
1. Irie
3:18
2. Back It
2:15