THE love that existed between Afrobeats artiste, Kelvyn Boy and his former boss, Stonebwoy, was so deep that when news of their separation broke about two months ago, it did not go down well with their fans.
The matter generated a lot of discussion with some industry players suggesting the two could work through their issues but for Kelvyn Boy’s fans and music lovers in general, the big worry was how he was going to survive since Stonebwoy had played a big role in bringing him into the limelight.
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Speaking in an interview with Graphic Showbiz recently, Kelvyn Boy assured everyone that he was a survivor and he was going to be fine. “I will always be grateful for the exposure Stonebwoy gave me but without Stonebwoy, I will survive.
“I have been around for a decade playing with bands such as the Mega Star Band, OBY Band, Soul Nice Band, singing from one venue to the other.
"Back in the day, I could perform for like six hours at parties or at funeral grounds just to make a living. I know the hustling life and being on my own now is no big deal,” he said.
According to him, the God he served, who provided for him when he was nobody, would still provide for him.
On whether he had been approached by any record label yet, Kelvyn Boy, who is planning to release a new single, Yawa No Dey, in December, said yes but he was being careful about who to work with.
“From the experiences I had with my former record label, I am now very careful who to deal with. I have had a couple of record labels promising heaven and earth but I am still not convinced.
"I would prefer to work with the few people around me than to sign on with a new record label which might restrict my movements,” he said.
Known for songs including Toffee, Coffee, Afrobeats, Mea, Loko, Ginger, Pray, Nana Ama, My Story, Anything, Catch the Vibe, No War, Woara and Holiday, Kelvyn Boy said he was grateful that Ghanaians had accepted his Mea song.
“It is amazing the huge response I get anytime I perform Mea. The excitement is something else when I see the fans sing it word for word,” he added.
About his future plans, Kelvyn Boy, who claims he has a lot of gigs this Christmas, said he had plans on releasing an EP soon.
“Apart from my EP, there are a great number of veteran musicians I will be working with.
"I always take inspiration from these old musicians and I am already in touch with some of them for a wicked collaboration,” he said.