Meet Kula;Talent Ghanaian Musician.Jonilar
Kula is a reflection of a vibrant young man sharing his world with everyone by rapping about any and everything, from the seemingly mundane to Ghanaian film icons like Joselyn Dumas to passing social commentary on social media addiction, degenerating societies and Daddy issues.
There’s an endearing energy about Kula that keeps you listening. Whether it’s his realness or the witty humor he constructs his lyrics with, this hiphop artist is quite the entertainer.
He’s who you listen to when you want to relate with a hommie, without going down the rabbit hole of deciphering complex lines and nuanced truths nor being sucked into a vortex of underwhelming, flat and mindless lyrics.
Government name Frederick Mattey, born in the early 90s on a Sunny Sunday afternoon at Jamestown Accra, Ghana on the 17th of June. He hails from the Volta Region of Ghana, specifically Battor.
Started his education at Most Holy Heart JHS (Dansoman) and then moved on to Mawuli Senior High School (Ho) and continued to Ho Polytechnic where he studied Marketing.
The moniker KULA is an acronym for
A.ttentively ….. That’s what he does when he raps .
Kula’s music speaks to and about the everyday folk who have to deal with systemic exploitation and the usual let-downs.
As a child, he got inspiration from Obrafuor, Eminem, Nas, Jadakiss, Lil’ Shaker, Trigmatic and currently from Edem and RockCity now known as (PlanetVI).
He used to rap way back in SHS and that got him elected as the Entertainment Prefect of his year group.
Kula has been on his hustle a little over six years –producing, rapping – and has quite the repertoire to show for it with five mixtapes that show growth from his first project, the self produced Personality Konphlikt in 2010, through to The K.U.L.A. mixtape in 2011, the GhaGeria project with Nigerian rapper Kelz (2013), to his best yet, Experiment X and a Sequel to the GhaGeria Mixtape both in 2015. Kula is a strong contender for realest rapper in Ghana right now and HipHop heads are anxiously awaiting his upcoming EP which is set for release later this year.
Kula has performed on “Big” stages like Yfm Area Codes, JoyFM Old Skuuls Reunion, Edem’s Books & Rhymes Concert, VGMA Nominees Jam, GhanaDJAwards, EL’s BAR Concert, Samsung Galaxy S8|S8+ Launch, ChaleWote Street Arts Festival, Accra HipHop Week, among others; sharing stages with some of the Biggest Names in the Ghanaian music industry.
With impressive collaborations with C-Real on Mama Africa, Edem & Epixode on “Problems” and being featured on the Hiphop song of the moment “KpordaRemix”, Kula is rising through the ranks at a very vibrant yet steady growth rate. His song “GoDJ” was the official song for the Ghana DJ Awards 2017, and his new tune “Don’t Blow It” with singer Klem is making waves allover radio and social media just few days after its release.
Kula’s drive, creativity and style is reminiscent of the now disbanded New Generation Skillions who revolutionized how Ghanaian youth consumed home grown hiphop.
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