Reggae artiste Nutty Rankin asks ‘That Question’

By: Delali Sika
That Question singer, Nutty Rankin
Reggae/Dancehall singer Nutty Rankin

REGGAE/Dancehall artiste, Nutty Rankin, has released a new single, That Question featuring Nana Frema of Voadafone Icons fame.

Produced by Braema and 10minitz, That Question is a love song on which Nutty Rankin demands assurance from his lady. He asks how safe his heart will be should he ask her that question and she answers in the affirmative.

In a chat with Showbiz, Nutty Rankin said you cannot just go into anything for entering sake as there has to some kind of promise or assurance.

“It is human nature and we cannot do anything about it. See, before you settle down with someone or you decide to love anyone, you need to be sure of where you are heading and how safe you are. Even when it comes to business, job security is a must and so is love.

“Most people give their all without asking the right questions like whether the person they want to be with will make them happy or better their lives and that is what this song is about. If I ask you that question, that will you be my wife, will you marry me, can you be my girlfriend, are you sure when you say yes I am safe with you, that you will keep to your promise?,” he explained to Showbiz.

That Question, which was released with a video, also cautions people not to rush into relationships or marriage. “You need to know who you are settling down with, the person’s behaviour, temperament, attitude, prayer life, grooming, everything in and out.

“You need to connect on all levels with whoever you decide to settle down with so that, you do not find yourself wanting when things do not go as you projected,” he said.

Talking about how music started for him, Nutty Rankin said, having done covers of songs in his secondary school days, he decided to take music seriously right after school.

“Somewhere in the 2000s I kept doing covers of people’s songs, so after school, I decided to write my own song and then I met Reggie Rockstone, listened to his Maka Maka album and that was the turning point for me. I didn’t have a reason to procrastinate anymore,” he said.

Nutty Rankin, real name Isaac Quarshie, says he gets his inspiration from his everyday life, “Many things inspire me to write my songs, sometimes happenings in town, what I see or is shown on TV be it a movie, documentary etc.

"The most important thing is that, I vibe or connect with what I am seeing and then the rhythm flows from within", he added.