i'm a musician, a poet and an actor. I do some pottery,poetry and a bit of abstract painting but I'm mainly a musician. I grew up in Ghana, born to a Ghanaian Dad, and a Finnish mum. My Dad passed while I was still very, very young, but I can assure you, he was able to pass on the Fatherly stuff. and so I guess you can say, that I was brought up with a northern European influence, fueled by a passion for Ghana. My Mum so totally embraced life in Ghana, bringing me and my three sblings up as a single parent, and it was she, who made sure we all played music, or at least had a good musical start.Struggling hard on her nursing sister's pay to buy each of us instruments of our choice. My Ghanaian rooting, Ewe to be precise, has also always been super strong.This incredible yearning for the rhythyms, and the 'mystery' of it all. And having to figure it out for my self. The mixture of these roots, affects the way I approach cultureand music. "I see Arts, Music, and life in general from my own angle, constantly looking to develop that vision or sound, and I can't wait to start coming out with stuff.".My education was mainly in the Accra area, namely Achimota. Running through the Preparatory School, and winning a scholarship for the Secondary School. Achimota Secondary school, is where my love for music, and african music in particular really started. Those founders day processions, where everyone joined a group of their choice or did so because they belonged to that Geographical area.It was great, and I have loved the drums, and this whole music thing since then. Not really getting good enough grades for sixth form in Achimota, I got on with life, started working, and deferred going back to school. I got to learn about construction,and life in the real world. Music was not left out though, and would regular have jam sessions with my brother Robert, who is a genius on the guitar. We set up a group, and called it the Original Jazz Selection, and actually held jazz workshops at the Arts Council, and generally played whenever, and wherever we could. Fast forward to the 90's, and the setting up of 'Jimmys', a well known little jazz bar in the Tesano area of Accra, this bar led me into the full time music world of accra. My brother having already left for the UK in the early 80's, I created a super group from the crop of musicians who would turn up. It was great fun, and I loved every moment of it. sadly I packed up, and hit the road with my band ,so to speak. I did all the4 usual gigs that were available for musicians, and loved the grooves that I would run my 'Jimmy's Jazz Combo' through.Fast forward to 2005, I arrived in the UK with my family, and here I am not only looking to get involved in the music entertainment industry, but also looking to learn as much as I can, of the more healing, and 'community' side of music.