BY ERICA ARTHUR
BUDDING GHANAIAN artiste, Phrame, born Benjamin Arkorful, has promised to feed Ghanaians with good music and production.
According to him, he is known as Phrame the story teller because he tells stories through painting of frames and music.
In an interview with the DAILY HERITAGE, he said “though there is a lot of music in the system but I am here to feed Ghanaians with good music and great production. I love art and music is also an art. So I paint pictures through my lyrics so my fans can enjoy.”
Phrame said he was exposed to rap music by his uncle when he started listening to the likes of 50 Cent, Okomfo Kwadee, Obrafuor and other story-telling rappers. At the age 13 he recorded his first demo song and continued performing freestyle on radio shows, secondary schools, hotel programmes and battle.
In 2012 he started recording in a professional studio (Platinum Studios) and due to his hard work, he got signed unto Trump Music Group (TMG) in 2015.
“I released an EP (Paapa EP) in 2016, which was mixed and mastered by Kilo Beat (BSGH), a couple of singles and in August 2018. An album was released titled Brenya, made of 15 songs which were produced by Mollex, Sunny Beat, Tek Deep, Molless Beat, GidiSiq Beat and co-produced – mixed and mastered by FimFim at Platinum Studios. So in total I have more than 30 songs available in all digital stores (itunes, Aftown, Deezer, Youtube, Spotify, etc.)”
The artiste cum painter said though nothing good comes easily, “Music is a tough game and if you are not smart enough to breakthrough and know how to handle issues, it will be very difficult to be recognized. In a way, it’s fair and not fair because the sabotage is too much.
“I believe the hard work will surely pay some day so in five years I still want to be alive with good health and grab all the awards I deserve. The only competition I have in the industry is myself because I always want to go deep each and every day. My advice to a fan and whoever is looking up to me is to always remember God, hope and pray and do not give up in any situation you find yourself and stay focused.”
Phrame says he looks up to Okyeame Kwame and is inspired by the environment he finds himself in and sometimes movies.
He recently released a new song on which he featured King Prinz dubbed ‘Amen’ produced by GidiSiq Beat.