Music of Thursday, 8 September 2016
Ghanaian Reggae star Kenneth Wilberforce Zonto Bossman, more commonly known as Black Prophet, is set to release his latest album Stories of Life this month.
Prophet, 39, began a career in music with the Ola Williams Band, and then going on to record his 1998 debut No Pain No Gain. He followed it up with Legal Stranger (2003), Masses (2009), and Tribulations (2010).
Collaborating with such greats as Tarrus Riley and Duane Stephenson, Black Prophet (specifically with this album) eyes the prestigious Grammy Awards; “I will put African Roots Rock Reggae on the musical map and bring a Grammy back to Ghana“, he posts on Facebook recently.
Entirely recorded in Jamaica over two years, Stories of Life was produced by the highly respected Dean Fraser, with whom he also collaborated on Tribulations.
In the past, he has also been associated with Rita Marley, Pliers, Don Carlos, Yellowman, Steel Pulse, Lucky Dube, Alpha Blondy, Buju Banton and Dean Fraser, and Capleton.
Read his full announcement via Facebook below:
“Two years in the making …my new album ‘Stories of Life’ produced by the Legendary Mr Dean Fraser released on 16th September 2016 on VPAL Music, recorded in Jamaica. Working with top musicians at Tuff Gong ,Penthouse Studios. Collaborations with Tarrus Riley and Duane Stephenson to create this master piece.. Over the next few weeks I will be taking you on a journey of how JAH has bless me to this point in my Life…with a few surprises for you to see.. I hope you will continue to share…support .. Black Prophet for I WILL put African Roots Rock Reggae on the musical map and bring a Grammy back to Ghana. MAY JAH BLESS YOU ALL., says he will win a Grammy award for Ghana.”