[ICYMI] – African roots on the Kaya Central #Awesome4some
Highly acclaimed international musicians with an African heritage – that is the common theme on the Kaya Central #Awesome4some this afternoon. Did you know that Akon, the American R&B singer has roots in Senegal? No? Well, count your lucky stars that you have Kaya FM 95.9 keeping you in the know. Akon was born in St Louis, Missouri, USA. He grew up in Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, and was raised by his father, a Senegalese percussionist, who taught him a lot about music. He moved permanently back to the U.S.A when he was a teenager. It was his time in jail that influenced his music, which is why when you listen to Akon, you will note that his music has a hauntingly real feel to it.
Other musicians with African roots include:
Finley Quauye – Ghana
Rihan Benson – Ghana
Somi – Uganda
Hil St. Soul – Zambia