After being a music entrepreneur, culture, and streetwear connoisseur for years, Smallgod is finally taking a leap of faith, answering the call to a bigger stage as an artist ready to lead and take charge of pan-Africanism through music as he launches his debut album “Building bridges”
Known for connecting African music to the world through artist management etc, his style of music and fashion is elucidating the African music industry and beyond. Nana Appiasei, popularly known by all as ‘’Smallgod”.
‘’I owe to my upbringing in Ghana, London, and the Netherlands, I became exposed to different cultures and music at an early age.“ according to smallgod
These different cultural influences merged all together, helped form a standout taste in music; one that transcends cultures and genres and defines Smallgod’s unique music career today.
With a developed and all-embracing taste in music, he has seen himself for the past fifteen years dabbling into various music careers from A&R, artist management, and publishing. Smallgod, who is highly enthusiastic about fashion, is also a street style connoisseur exploring his love for fashion with Daily Paper; a Netherlands based streetwear brand that draws inspiration from African heritage marinated with contemporary fashion to form a new aesthetic of “New Africa” that is often synonymous to Smallgod.
Geobeg ready to discover Ghana’s next prodigy right in time for his new project
Smallgod takes fans through a preternatural journey of what the new Africa sounds like with his debut album. Using an exquisite blend of Afrobeats, Afropop, Drill, and differing music genres; a signature art Smallgod has mastered over the years, he presents an album that is more of an offering that connects Africa and the African diaspora through lyrically inclined and tasteful pristine music.
Smallgod is no longer left behind the scenes, but also taking center stage as an artist and still becoming a convener, by building connections through music especially now with his debut album.
Speaking to CQ small god said, ‘’To me, the pandemic was a blessing and a curse at the same time, it became a gift when I had to sit down and figure out my next steps, it helped me explore and also self-retrospection, which aided in this new album”.
Smallgod’s “Building Bridges” solidifies himself as one of the pioneers bringing together great Afrobeats kingpins like Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, King Promise, R2bees, Harmonize and skit from comedian Eddie Kadi.
He is well-traveled and has been to many places and he realized, music is consumed differently especially when you’re in the country where the music originates.
“When you’re in Jamaica, Reggae just hits differently and in South Africa the way they dance, their facial expression and musical costumes are different. As a traveler, I have seen a lot and I have learned to blend music and culture for myself. My intersection with different cultures, fashion, and sounds are responsible for my style of music” he added.
After being a music entrepreneur, culture, and streetwear connoisseur for years, Smallgod is finally taking a leap of faith, answering the call to a bigger stage as an artist ready to lead and take charge of pan-Africanism through music as he launches his debut album “Building bridges.