Bradley Nii Koi Barley – BB for short

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

The name Bradley Nii Koi Barley may not immediately ring a bell, but the 18-year-old personality who bears it says he has challenged himself to make it a household one very soon.

“I am a multi-talented young man ready to explode in the arts arena and I am happy to say that my first love, music, has already manifested in the release of my first single, dubbed, My Thing.”

The song, My Thing, produced by sound engineer Fresh, basically talks about Bradley’s arrival on the Ghanaian music scene and his resolve to stay for a long time to please his fans with solid tunes.

The former Ordinary Level student of the Roman Ridge School will soon begin formal training in fashion designing at the Shenzhen University in China. He told The Mirror that he also enjoys acting, modelling and dancing. “Basically, I was born an entertainer. I love showbiz and I want to do that to express my love for my talents and my passion,” he pointed out.

Bradley, who wishes to be known and called BB, has danced at various events, sang at programmes and hotels and also starred in a yet-to-be released movie titled, “Number One Fan,” which was written by Juliet Ibrahim, whom she described as “my good friend.”

Explaining why he has his hands in so many things, BB said he loved music because he believed it was an easier way to express oneself and “I like fashion because it is my passion.” He recently organised a fashion show at the Roman Ridge School dubbed, The Rock Block.

He said he was working on a documentary about his young life, especially his determination to follow his dreams. This, he says, is to encourage fellow young people to feel good about themselves.

I like to ‘Drop it like it’s hot” because I do what I love doing best and being the best at it. Talking to him, one realises that BB uses the phrase, ‘Point blank period’ a lot and he explains that to mean saying things as they are, “nothing more, and nothing less.”

His role models are his parents, “especially my mum, Rita Darku, because she is bold, which I inherited. My father, Richard Barley, also inspires me a lot. I also love Daddy Lumba, Kojo Antwi, Becca and Marvin Gaye.”

Story by William A. Asiedu/Mirror