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Meet Adwoa Ansah-Brew

Today we’d like to introduce you to Adwoa Ansah-Brew.

Artist Adwoa Ansah-Brew is a fresh new voice in alternative R&B and Rap. Music has always been a part of her life, at a young age she was fascinated by the different sounds and feelings that came out of the instruments she would hear and play at home. Adwoa has always gravitated to poetry and began writing at a young age keeping a book where she would write poems about her feelings, talk about her day, and whatever was on her mind. Poetry became Adwoa’s escape from reality and she says seeing her poems transform into songs, “made me fall in love with music all over again”.

A child of the DC suburbs “The DMV”, with its well-known rush hours, hunger for real estate, conventionalities, hair weaves, high school beauty queens, football players and cheerleaders, Adwoa’s dreamy introspective music and lyrics mystically transcend the boundaries of class, gender, and levels of sensuality and spirituality. “I let the music talk to me and reciprocate what it’s saying in my lyrics.” Crushed by the untimely death of her father Master Drummer Kwame Ansah-Brew, she keeps close the musical lessons he taught her and the joy of reconnecting people with their own emotions through music, and we walk away assured that a new friend–or new love–is just around the corner.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
My music journey has been full of growth and obstacles, some inevitable and others self-proclaimed. In the beginning, I was less confident and wouldn’t tell anyone I made music unless they heard it their selves. I wanted to be anonymous hiding behind my own insecurities and fear of not being accepted. I soon learned that my identity and who I am was just as important as my music. As I said before, music has always been a part of my life, all thanks to my late father Kwame. Losing my father and #1 supporter was a tragedy that I didn’t think I would ever heal from. Music was the only thing that kept me going, anytime I would think of him, it would give me a reason to write. I was able to find myself and heal through music and want to give others the opportunity to do so through my music. Music has the power to bring people together and I plan to use it to generate positivity throughout my journey.

Can you give our readers some background on your music?
Through my musical journey, I made a promise to always stay true to myself in my music. I cannot speak on or make music on something I don’t know or haven’t experienced. I believe the best music is relatable and my music speaks for the people who have been muted, which is something everyone can attest to feeling before. I believe that is what sets me apart musically, I am unafraid to be myself and speak on the truth even when it is not popular demand. I want to spread as much positivity and healing through my music and help others get through rough patches in their journey through life.

Adwoa’s music mixes innocence with overconfidence, and sexuality with dutiful-daughter piety. Born into an immigrant family, her music touches everyone who has experienced the rush of new love, heartache, and walling oneself off from hurt.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I plan to continue to spread positivity and look forward to meeting different people who have related to my music. I am also currently working on my EP ‘blueprint” set to be released fairly soon, along with a series of new visualizers.​​​​​​

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@301pat, @ayedatsmanny, @tthadonn, @1millennia, @infernofilmbyblaze

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