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Collaborating with SOHN, performing in front of Prince Harry - this is just the tip of the iceberg for Kwabs.

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: Kwabs
Based: South London
Listen: ‘Wrong or Right’
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Kwabena Sarkodee hasn’t exactly been starved of opportunities in the past two years, but he’s still managed to seize every single one of them. A 2012 graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, a quick Youtube search will pick up footage of the Londoner performing in front of Prince Harry at Buckingham Palace. “He’s just a bit of a dude, really,” says the singer, who’s now going by the name of Kwabs.
‘Kwabs is phenomenal. We instantly hit something.’ - SOHN

Attention’s since turned to working alongside SOHN and The Invisible’s Dave Okumu. A debut album’s out this year, following on from the ‘Wrong or Right’ EP. His songs aren’t exactly screaming out for royal approval - instead they aim to defy expectation. “I’ve got a voice that people might reference as soul and old-school,” Kwabs admits. “But I feel like there’s something to be said for having a contrast between what you expect to hear in a voice, and where you end up putting it.” He cites “otherworldly” production as his current muse, although his biggest fascination comes through the fact that “we’re constantly in transition.”

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