Versatile artist whose fresh, engaging crossover styles get you flipping eye-lids.
Check out his 12-track Sound Salad #1 now.
Enjoy some quality hours with this album.
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Meanwhile, Sound Salad #2 is in the works for release soon. It will be wow!
Nana Odei Ofei
NANA ODEI OFEI is one versatile Publisher/Songwriter whose music sounds as refreshing as it is original.
His themes relate to positive life values for the self and society. He does not chain himself to any particular genre; his listeners find their favorites in his varied style and repertoire: Traditional/Contemporary Gospel, R&B, Reggae, Blues, Jazz, Pop, Funk and his native Ghana polyrhythmic Hi-life popularized in West Africa. He is an African and American cultural hybrid and easily finds affection from many a music fan in both parts of the globe and in-between.
Nana is a precious walking box of versatility. Inspired first by his father, and later by the music of Ray Charles, The Beatles, James Brown, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, his own large appetite for the arts took him through various artistic and other experiences which should explain the nature of his music. Back in the days in Ghana, the beginning of forming the Mfantsipim High School Pop Band, The Mugnettes, was the unforeseen beginning of Nana's music career. Nana's music talent has stuck with him and grown to this day.
Nana's professional background includes Teaching, Theater Arts, although he has worked for quite a while also in auto marketing, and now in telecom electronics manufacturing and testing. He graduated from Wesley College, Kumasi, Ghana, as a professional teacher, establishing some landmark records of work and achievement wherever he served in schools and colleges in Ghana and Nigeria. Nana graduated in Theater Arts from the University of Ghana, Legon, where he majored in Directing. He has since acted in or directed various plays (including his own) for stage, radio and tv, and for various events and competitions. Nana Ofei served at the Arts Council of Ghana in various capacities including: Cultural Officer, Central Regional Director, Secretary for the National Festival Secretariat, Official on Ghana's contingent to FESTAC 77, Lagos, and Adjudicator for Inter-schools Drama competitions in Accra. He mooted the idea and organized the first Independence Festival of Arts in Sekondi, founded a theater group Anei Kivuli which he featured in William Branch's "A Wreath For Udomo", and founded Cape Coast Akotoworabam, a weekly variety program to promote local performing artists. For the Ghana Association of Writers (GAW), he served a term each also as Deputy and General Secretary, as well as Editor of the Takra Magazine.
In all these capacities, Nana kept alive his flare for music, poetry and painting. He participated in painting exhibitions including Kontonkrowi Expo 76, a three-man exhibition at the Arts Center, Accra. He has participated in poetry performances with Atukwei Okai (GAW), Robert Rozdesvensky (US Library of Congress) and other poets of international repute. Nana has also a collection of published and other poems to his credit, including the popular My Generation, The World Is Now Slippery, and One Only Seed of Sense featured in the American Poetry Anthology (Vol. VI, #2, Summer 1986) and at www.poetry.com. Nana had occasions also to co-produce, write transliteration verses for, and perform with C.K. Mann of Ghana while he was in the US.
Keyboards are Nana's forte in music. He feels well at home at his Savenet Studio, where he does his songwriting production: composing, arranging, singing, recording and engineering most of his songs. That is a lot of work, but it is loaded with fun. It is interesting how the years of varied experiences, now filtered through a discipline of form and content, soothingly sing out loud and clear with compelling emotions through black and white keys.
No one should miss an opportunity to listen to his "The Only Way I Know To Cry", which is featured on his album, "Sound Salad #2 (Unlimited)".
You have a chance to get hold of Sound Salad #1 now.
KEEP YOUR EARS AND EYES WIDE OPEN FOR:
Sound Salad #2 (Unlimited).