The football World Cup in Brazil is fast approaching and one young Ghanaian musician already out of the blocks with a song to herald the big event is Trojan.
The song is an upbeat, cheerful piece called Kelele, a Swahili expression meaning ‘make noise.’
Notwithstanding that the Black Stars from Ghana have qualified to play at the 2014 World Cup, Trojan felt it would be more useful to do something for the tournament as a whole rather than limit himself to a single team.
“I love football and a staunch supporter of the Black Stars but the World Cup is for everybody. It is obviously better to target the world with a song than only Ghana,” says Trojan whose real name is Isaac Odartey Lamptey.
The young man from Osu in Accra is also a sound engineer cum producer apart from being a recording artiste. He owns and runs the Big Ups Studio located behind the Papaye restaurant at Osu.
He has always had an eye for exposure away from home and this resulted in his 2011 debut single, Check Your Weight, which got a fair amount of worldwide attention through YouTube.
“Obesity is a problem people are grappling with everywhere so a song about weight watch was bound to catch attention. It also has a danceable Azonto beat which facilitated the appeal even more,” says Trojan who is currently studying for a degree in Computer Science at the Accra Institute of Technology.
Last year, Trojan recorded another single called God Dey which featured Gasmilla. It is an inspirational song encouraging people to trust God and expect success despite whatever negative vibes they may have floating around them.
“Everything is possible so keep up the faith,” Trojan declares.
He is himself holding on to the faith hoping that his new Kelele song would help ginger up global interest in the Brazil 2014 football World Cup and bring him the wider recognition he is seeking.