Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Episode
Fast rising Dancehall act Episode says he does not need drugs or alcohol to put up a spectacular show on stage.

Episode who put up an exciting performance at the just ended ‘ Big Weekend Afro-Beats Festival’ at the Independence Square in Accra, told NEWS-ONE that the energy and style he emits anytime is mounts the stage to perform is all natural and he considers that as a blessing.

“My style is a blessing. Most of the time, I don’t really draw plan for whatever I have to go and do on stage like the way other artistes line up their stuff. I just go on the stage and feel like yo this is what I have to give to them.  I believe that me being a musician is another way of spreading the gospel and spreading the word as well. It is all natural; I don’t depend on drugs or alcohol to boss. Just a little prayer and rehearsal and boom, “Episode stated.

Episode was part of a tall list of artistes including Pappy Kojo, Joey B and D Black among others who thrilled patrons on the first day of the weekend event.

The ‘Sinner’s Prayer’ singer disclosed that Dancehall as a genre cannot be devoid of rivalry because it is good for the business.

“I believe that Dancehall is one of the genres that you can’t really take it cool. You can’t also put rivalry out of Dancehall. So me being an artiste who loves unity and as a youth coming up from all these camps—you see me with High Grade family, you see me with   Shatta Movement Family—I believe that I’m the middle man and most of the time you need to pull them together, which is good for business because at the end of the day if you don’t take it from that aspect, the fans are going to suffer,” he said.

Theophilus Nii Ardey Otoo Junior, as he is known in real life, added that though it was impossible to predict his own future, he someday aims at putting Africa on the map through the Dancehall genre.

“Episode is music, Episode is sinner’s prayer. He is a youth none of them can stop because Episode is a pastor and messenger as well. I can’t really predict the future but I just want to put Africa on the map,” he noted.

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