I Am Not Competing With Efya Or Becca – Kati G
Hot new songstress Kati G says she does not find music a platform to compete with other musicians.
She, as a result, does not see herself as competition to Ghanaian female musicians like Efya, Becca, Kaaki or Eazzy.
Speaking in an interview with NEWS-ONE, she said 'music is a universal language I chose to learn and develop. I was born creative and through music I have become a powerful weapon that connects to hearts automatically. I don't use my gift of creativity to compete; I use it to make a universal impact that touches lives.'
'I am just doing music; I am not competing. I do music and I love it,' she added.
Born Catherine Eno Adutchummwa Owusu-Sakyi, she is known by her stage name Kati G. She is a Ghanaian singer, songwriter, record producer, cellist and vocal actress.
She was born to a Ghanaian mother and father. At the age of eight, Catherine began her music career when she decided to learn how to play the cello and clarinet. The following year, she decided to focus on specialising in one of the instruments.
The instrument she chose was the cello. Within the next 15 years, she groomed herself into a cellist. Although she studied the cello for many years, her passion for music also pushed her to pursue skills in rapping, singing, composing and producing music. Those musical talents of hers eventually gained her admission into Berklee College of Music.
While attending Berklee College of Music in the USA, Catherine furthered her studies in the cello but eventually decided to change from the instrument to vocals.
Aside vocal training, she received a Bachelor's degree in Music Business and Management. Her focus was primarily on skills, concepts and methodologies necessary to manage the legal, financial, artistic and ethical issues of a contemporary music business professional. Her professional experience after college includes working for Boneau/Bryan~Brown, Sony Music Entertainment and the American Society of Composers, and Authors and Publishers (aka ASCAP).
Currently she is working at Starr 103.5 Fm as the Executive Producer. She produces 'The Zone' with Naa Ashorkor, 'The Starr Drive' with Bola Ray and Anita Erskine, and the 'Drop Off' with Jon Germain.
She announced her presence in Ghana's music industry with her first single, 'Me do Wo' featuring Okyeame Kwame, which is still enjoying some level of airplay at the moment.
She is set to release a second single including a music video titled, 'The One', which features talented dancehall artiste Episode, born Theophilus Nii Ardey Otoo Jnr.
The song, together with a video, is scheduled to be released on August 6 to music followers.
'Watch out for me. This is a taste of what is yet to come,' she said when she released a teaser of the song's video online.
By Francis Addo (Twitter: @fdee50 Email: [email protected] )