Trigmatic turns on his style at Alliance Francaise

BY: Kouame Koulibaly

Music started only as a hobby but it has eventually become the most important thing in the life of Enoch Nana Yaw Oduro-Adjei, better known as Trigmatic.

He is poised to show how far he has come over the last decade at a concert dubbed ‘My Life’ slated for 7.00 p.m on Saturday, January 26 at Alliance Francaise, Accra.

The show is meant to be a celebration of his career in music which has thrown him up as an all-round artiste. Over the time that he has been in music, he has flirted with Hip Hop, Roots Reggae, Dancehall, and Highlife tunes that have taken him across Europe and Africa.

Trigmatic’s ‘Permanent Stains’ debut album contained 18 tracks and was released in October 2010. There was a track on it called ‘My Life’ which had been out a little earlier as a single.

The song was well-received as it showcased a young man with a fresh, different style. Also well-liked on the album was a song called ‘My Jole.’

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He developed an instant following on social media worldwide and like an actual permanent stain, he has not faded away. He has established that though he loves Hip

Hop, he is ready to fuse the genre with his own take of African rhythms and other styles.

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Some regard him as a genuine definition of versatility in the business, a description he wholeheartedly accepts.

“When I do things, I don’t limit my thinking to Ghana. I think worldwide,” said Trigmatic who studied Marketing at Central University.

According to the young man, American rapper Eminem, made him fall in love with rap when he released his monumental ‘Marshall Mathers’ in 2000.

“People who know how I started know I used to rap like Eminem. I picked up his speed and style but now, I’m my own man,” said Trigmatic who has been honoured at various awards schemes such as the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Bass Awards, 4syte Ghana Music Video Awards and the Best Practice Dubai Awards.

“Now I don’t sound like anybody and nobody can sound like me,” Trigmatic says.

He cleverly demonstrated that late last year in Accra at a show to mark drummer, Sol Amarfio’s 80th birthday. He tackled ‘Welcome Home’, one of Osibisa’s best-known tunes in a way that got everybody at the show to clap for him.

Taking off with the known progression of the song, he infused rap as well as a fine mix of local rhythms to demonstrate how cleverly he could turn other people’s compositions around. He then sang his own ‘Where We Dey Go’ which deals with pertinent social issues.

He has programmes that seek to motivate young people to go after their dreams.

The ‘My Life’ concert will be opened by Kobla Jnr, Kankam, Kwan Pa Highlife Group and the Safoa Band