Andrae Hugh Sutherland, known professionally as Popcaan, a Jamaican dancehall artist, singer and songwriter has endorsed Ghanaian artist J Derobie as the new dancehall artist in Africa from Ghana.
After creating bars on the internet and spots around Africa, J Derobie was mentioned in a tweet by the all-time dancehall act Popcaan’s timeline.
🔥🔥🔥 new dancehall artist from ghana
— Popcaan (@PopcaanMusic) January 17, 2019
In November 2018, Nigerian musician and originator of “Banku Music”, Mr Eazi, announced “EMPAWA 100” initiative in search of brilliant and talented underground acts. He through “EMPAWA Africa”, was to fund music videos by talented musicians to a tune of $3000 each.
J Derobie was amongst the many talented acts across Africa who partook in the challenge across social media.
His song “Poverty” was picked and the video has since been shot as promised.
The video was released on 11th January and has already garnered over 100,000 views on YouTube.
“EMPAWA Africa is set to release the final top 10, out of the 100 selected acts in February.
J Derobie has just secured his spot in the industry and we cannot wait to see what he does with this great opportunity.