US-based Ghanaian musician who doubles as the Manager of the US wing of DWP Dance Academy, Kweku William, has shared the importance of dance to the creative arts industry.
According to him, dancers are the foot soldiers of Afrobeat and their impact cannot and should not be swept under the carpet.
He said this on JoyNews‘s E Vibes.
“One thing I always say is that dancers are the foot soldiers of afrobeat, they are actually the ones who have spread afrobeat across the world, so all these challenges we see are all dancers who spread the culture across,” the dancer told Becky.
“Look at TikTok, it’s all dancers, so it’s something that has been very impactful”, he explained.
He added that the DWP USA, is currently working with labels and touring agencies and also mentioned that they have worked with artists such as Guiltybeatz, King Promise, Vudumane and Kwesi Arthur.
When it comes to versatility in afro-pop, look no further than Kweku William (K. William). Born and raised in Accra is a Ghanaian-American musical genius with a huge passion for African culture.
Having written music and performed both in Ghana and the United States for most of his life, Kweku blends sounds from both cultures, with influence from across genres including; Highlife, Hip-life, Afrobeats, Afrodance, R&B, Soul and more.
Kweku also serves as the CEO of Rising Phoenix Entertainment Group where he manages Dance With Purpose (DWP) Academy USA, a theatre and several other creatives.
Kweku is well known in the African community for his high-energy personality and his back-to-back hit songs such as “Hooli”, “Dangerous”, “Vybration”, “Somebody Daughter” amongst others.
He was the first Ghanaian artist to be hosted on a Major Stage production and brags of shows at the Barclays Center, four different college tours in three years and three headline shows in 2022 alone. He has also written songs for major TV shows including a recent feature on Netflix’s All American: Home Coming Season 3.
Two of his dance songs have been featured on National television in Russia and Romania.
For K. William, the focus is not on being famous but rather build structure and bridge the gap between the world and African creatives.
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