I met HYM for the first time on May 6th, 2015 at Republic, Osu, when Inkfluent held a poetry, rap and music session headlining Ghalileo, the Rewrite Crew including myself, etc. As part of the Yoofi Hesse group, there were a couple of new faces who put up surprisingly passionate and stellar performances spiraling the audience into different realms. People were in the crowds cheering and asking for more!

It’s interesting to get in touch with HYM once again, and this time track his musical growth, as he works on a soon to be released collection called the Kenkey Money Project.  “After two years of putting in nothing but work, a lot of effort, time and energy making this project, I can honestly say the time is finally here. Please keep in mind that we are living in trying times and to be a musician and not shed light on some of the pressing issues of the past, now and tomorrow is nothing short of cowardice in my books,” he says.

He envisions setting out this project that would go a long way to educate people on major socio-political and historical misconceptions. He calls his style Afro-Trap. As presented by RF Inc, I’ll be one of the first if not the first to let you know when this project is cooked and ready to be served to the loyal masses! You can follow through the lyrics of the first single; “State of the nation address freeverse” (re-prod. by Sean Kay) here:


“State of the nation address freeverse”

I remember mama saying greatness always takes a while

To be a man it takes a child

To make a child it takes a man to take a wife and all his life

Stick to his words no back tracking and no telling lies

So I apologize on behalf of who I used to be

I normally don’t give a sh*t

In this world where every man’s a thief

Politicians busy stacking up what every man should eat

Wahala dey x2

There’s riot in the streets

Policemen dey come

Army men dey come

Children holding guns because we don’t have the vim to

We’re just ordinary people

At least that’s what we were told

Long before

We knew we had the diamonds, long before the gold

Long before the roads built around the coast

Took our brothers on that boat, and left bruises on my soul

So these visions that I hold

And these lyrics i unfold carry stories of a folk denied hope when they needed it the most

We’ supposed’ come together

Turn together, grow together as a folk

If not, we’ll just keep wondering this earth till he calls us in

Who? Our father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name

Thy will be done in my life and my ways

Strangely these days nothing moves me

Neither news nor the movies

Right down to the music, Write down some new music

But put a message in the sh*t you say on beats when you use them

Or fall victim to the system, I’m dropping gems you should listen

Listen! mutumina ka bude hankalinka rayuwa badu gidigidi shey a hankali fa

It’s a game if it’s a game play am well like fifa

you be king today, tomorrow zaka bar garinka

Protect yourself and help the people around

Play your cards right, jump from  here to caprice

kowa na damuya, all frowns no smiles, meke faruwa

wahala na qaruwa magana na qaruwa

You want a king, toh GA guda, I’m the sh*t chale GA quda

I got gees in kano and kaduna

And anytime, I buss zakaga ana taruwa

cuz na tsani munafiki X4

I’ve seen things, I’m seeing things, I’m singing f*ck what you feeling

Thinking of a master plan that’s not violent

Preach it to the world. it’s wrong to stay quiet when you know the truth…HYM

By kwame aidoo


Author: Kwame 'Write' Aidoo

Kwame Aidoo, also known as Write is a fond reader, writer and lover of music and the arts, with a degree in Biochemistry from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Tech., Kumasi and a certificate in Cultural Organizations in Transition from University of Lüneburg. He founded the creative activism movement: Inkfluent which curates Slam Ghana, The Write Experience, Vocal Portraits poetry albums, Slam Lab and the biggest literary festival in Ghana; Nkabom Literary Festival. Aside Ghana, where he is based, he has shown work in Brazil, Togo, Austria, France, Benin, Germany and Burkina Faso and most recently Norway with Aurora Ekvatorialis; a light sculpture and texts collaboration with Norwegian artist Toril Johannessen, exhibiting at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, 16.9.2016 – 15.1.2017.

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