Jadu, a Ghanaian musician based in the US, has released a new song titled ‘Go Nam’, which is already making waves across radio stations in Ghana. In an interview, Jadu discussed his musical journey and inspirations, revealing that music runs in his blood; and that his pain and happiness are the main factors that inspire his sound.
Jadu revealed that music runs in his blood as he grew up watching his grandfather and his friends drum and dance to music they composed themselves under the hut in front of their family house. However, it wasn’t until he listened to his senior brother’s mixtapes that featured Batman (Samini), Mugeez, and others that he felt the calling to write his own rhymes.
Describing his music as an infusion of hip life, Afrobeats, Amapiano, and Hip Hop, Jadu said that his pain and happiness are the main factors that inspire his sound. He uses music to vent or share his feelings as he doesn’t talk much.
Jadu has released six singles so far, and the positive response from his fans has been a big push for him to put out better and more songs. When it comes to his creative process, Jadu said that it tends to be very random. Sometimes, he wakes up from a dream and starts writing the song he was singing. Other times, it takes a lot of writing and trashing, especially when it is a conscious track.
Jadu’s upcoming EP is expected to feature a couple of club-banging Afrobeats and some conscious Hip Hop. He hopes to collaborate with Kwesi Arthur or M.anifest in Ghana, and J Cole worldwide. If he could go open a show for any artist, it would be J Cole or M.anifest. And if he were to headline his very own show, he would call it ‘Dreams to Reality’.
Jadu believes that the Internet has been a blessing for artists of this generation as being an independent artist is now the route, and that is only possible because of the Internet. Finally, Jadu urged his fans and followers to keep the support coming and focus on their dreams as well.
To keep up with Jadu, follow him on all social media platforms @jadumuzik.