Nigerian-born, Ghanaian-based artiste Tommy WÁ has explained his style of music as ‘woods’ music.
He mentioned to Akosua Hanson on Y 107.9 FM during the ‘Y.Lounge’ show that his music was a mixture of Jazz, blues, desert blues, and indie. He added that the contemporary value as a Yoruba and African man formed a part of his music and termed his genre as ‘Woods’ music.
“My sound is a mixture of Jazz, the blues, Desert blues and there is this particular one, indie. So, all of those, the indie sound and the contemporary value of writing music as an African and Yoruba man are why I will define my sound as woods,” he said.
He also mentioned that he wrote his music in his reality and drew people into his reality because they felt like he did. He added that he wrote his music in both the Ghanaian and Nigerian contexts due to his background as an individual living in both countries.
“I have written my music in the space of Nigeria and Ghana because I have experienced both cultures. It is the reality I see, my reality I have created and how I just see the world and draw people into my reality and it is mutual and it is something they feel also and draw into my reality,” he added.
The woods artiste is currently promoting his recently released song ‘Gravity’ which features Nigerian group The Isomers. Tommy WÁ entreated music listeners to stream his music on digital stores and
anticipate his concerts in the coming days.
By: Caleb Asante Annor