Artist: Anajo Black
Ghanaian singer Anajo Black was born to native parents on 23rd October 1989. Originally christened Bright Dordzi, it was not till at the Accra High School he adopted the nickname Anajo Black.
Even though the name was given to him by colleagues for his ebony tone (skin color), the gifted singer soon grew fond of this new identity as it reflected a personal dream to represent the African continent as an artiste.
In fact the young Anajo Black had already begun nursing dreams of being an African music heavyweight way before teen-age, building confidence from his role as leader and lead singer of the junior choir at church.
His first recording was a gospel song, one he recorded in a personally-built studio in his room while in High School. Not long after, he prepared his first ever recording of circular music for a supposed school compilation that never saw the light of day.
Encouraged by friends' appreciation of his work, the singer continued working on the dream, building a reputation as one of the schools finest entertainers while performing foremost at School entertainment as well as other major High School events for most of his teen years. His hard work was rewarded at the 2008 High School Christmas Fiesta.
Professionally, Anajo Black writes all of his own songs and does preliminary production for most. Even though recognized as an artiste of Neo-soul genre, the versatile star proves his dynamism with music of afro pop and R&B genre. Perhaps his versatility may be attributed to the diversity of artistes on whom he derives his inspiration. Aside God Almighty, the singer draws inspiration from a long list of singers such as Akon, Asa, Giovanka Ostiana, Nat King Cole and local hero Kojo Antwi.
Naturally a man of numerous capabilities, the talented singer familiarizes with engineering, a trait of the family. He is in fact a self-schooled IT literate, a fluent player of the traditional flute and at the moment a student guitarist.
The singer nurses a dream to someday be the continents finest artiste without having to sacrifice his style, vision and determination to preach positive messages through his music. Mr. Black also sees himself as an icon for the socially and physically challenged on the continent.