The moment Uncle Myke drops his album in September , there’s no denying that Ghanaian music lovers worldwide will know there is a new artiste who is about to change the game.
"Uncle Myke possesses all the signs of a successful singer, songwriter and producer.
There is an unquestionable star quality about Uncle Myke which is evident in the way he walks, talks and sings. He has swagger, charisma and the glow. You can't buy those things, you just have to be born with them."
Uncle Myke had a chance to spill his music life with Ghana Music.com for our 1 on 1 interview spot.
He talks about his association with Kojo Antwi, Hammer, Nana Quame and more. Please check it out!
Ghana Music.com: Firstly, share with us your music background?
Uncle Myke: Born on 25th January in Sekondi-Takoradi a city in Ghana, I was named by my beloved parents as Michael Adjei. I had my formal education in Ghana where I graduated from college then studied Hotel Management with a UK affiliated school. I am currently based in California and a licensed psychiatric technician by profession, as well as a full time musician.
Ghana Music.com: What sparked your passion for music?
Uncle Myke: My interest in music developed in my teens and was usually either found in church singing with the youth choir or rehearsing acappella songs by Boyz II Men.
Ghana Music.com: It must be both exciting and intense to be mentored by a veteran producer like Hammer. Who are your biggest influences?
Uncle Myke: My biggest influences are Kenny 'Babyface' Edmunds, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men and Ghana's own Kojo Antwi.
Ghana Music.com: From what point did you want to pursue that dream of singing professionally? What was that path like up to now?
Uncle Myke: Since the art of music has always been my passion. In 1998, I co-wrote and assisted the “man with the silky voice”- Nana Quame with his smash album then moved on to assist Ghana’s legendary Kojo Antwi as a back up singer - (Macho boys) on his 'Tom & Jerry' song. I also helped the likes of Black Face, Lorgorzor, KgPM, Knii Lante and many more underground artist.
Ghana Music.com: What is that experience like. What does it involve?
Uncle Myke: My musical journey has been rocky but I've always remain cool, calm and collected.
Ghana Music.com: What artist have you worked with, or currently working with?
Uncle Myke: Due to my God given talent , I have worked with so many sound engineers including the likes of Hammer, Zapp Mallet, Nana King, Agyingo, Kaywa (Ghana) and the likes of Big-Tee, RJ, Nathaniel Peck and Graham Cochrane (California). This has been very intense, multiple studio sessions and sleepless nights.
Ghana Music.com: Your debut single 'Bo Noor' is out soon? Tell us about the song and how it came about?
Uncle Myke: My debut single-"Bo Noor" is my own personal experience with love at first sight that I want to share with many lovers out there. You know that "ticklish" feeling....but watch out for the entire album coming out in September with hit songs like 'She Da One, I Will Love You', a collaboration with DoneDeal (Dear Sunshine) and another smash collaboration with KgPM. Also the "Bo Noor" video will be out next month so stay tuned. You can also check me out at (www.unclemyke.com) for more details.
Ghana Music.com: Out of all the things that your currently involved with what do you feel like your best at?
Uncle Myke: I believe am best at singing but also do enjoy writing, producing and engineering my own songs.
Ghana Music.com: How would you describe your sound of music?
Uncle Myke: My kind of music and sound is diverse and a fusion of R&B, Jazz, Pop, Dancehall, Hiplife and any pleasing melody to the human ear.
Ghana Music.com: What imprint do you hope to leave and how do you wish to inspire further hopeful musicians who want to enter the scene?
Uncle Myke: Since am very passionate about music, I own a professional recording studio (Off Da Hook Multi Media Records) in Ghana designed to discover and develop talents.
Ghana Music.com: Uncle Myke, we wish you the best and hope you achieve all that and more. And we appreciate the interview! What closing message do you have for your rapidly-growing fan base?
Uncle Myke: Hopefully my music will make a positive impact on society through my lyrics. And to the many hopeful musicians out there, patience and determination is the key to success. Keep your lights up.
To my fan base.....you are the reason why I'll keep singing and producing good music so lets do this together. Keep patronizing @ (www.unclemyke.com), www.facebook.com/unclemyke adjei, firstname.lastname@example.org).
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