UK rising soul star Boadi (pronounced bwer-dee) is a British singer/songwriter/producer hailing from South London. He possesses a distinct nostalgic sound that’s a fusion of R&B, Jazz and Afro-funk. Citing D’Angelo, Fela Kuti and Marvin Gaye among his top musical in uences it’s clear to see the foundations of his soulful exchanges.
Released earlier this year, his sophomore EP ‘AwoMaa’ (‘Awo’ being his Grandmothers name ‘Maa’ translating to child in the Ghanaian dialect Twi. Altogether meaning ‘my grandma’s child’) is a genuine and conscious reflection on experiences of love, relationships and family. An exciting combination of smooth, soulful vocals with jazz undertones. On a more personal level, it also pays homage to the women who raised him.
As an independent artist Boadi has begun to orchestrate progressive strides forward in his young career, most notably a radio debut on DJ Target’s BBC Radio 1Xtra Homegrown show, as well as featuring on Gary Crowley’s BBC Introducing London show. Boadi and ‘The Banku Powers’ (his live band) have had both an exciting year and summer, which saw them perform a headline show to a sold out crowd at the Servant Jazz Quarters.