OliveTheBoy will be the first Ghanaian artiste to have a high level of success in the States – Vice President of Columbia Records

Executive Vice President of Columbia Records, Abou Thiam has said that he believes that Ghanaian Afrobeat singer, OliveTheBoy will be the first Ghanaian artiste to make it big time in the States.

Speaking on Showbiz 360 hosted by Giovanni Caleb, the younger brother of American singer, Akon indicated that he feels his new signee will make Ghana proud in the States and will be the first to do so.

“I feel OliveTheBoy will be the first Ghanaian artise to have success in the States at a high level,” he opined.

Sharing how he got the young Ghanaian talent signed on his record label, About Thiam who is sometimes referred to as Bu noted that “Nowadays, the world is small with the internet. He did a really good job at promoting himself on the platform and obviously it got my attention. After hearing his music and meeting him, I just knew he was a star.”

He continued, “The good thing about music now is that it is global; worlds are colliding and anything can happen. He’s in the right hands and the future is very clear for him and Qing Madi”. ( The latter who is a Nigerian singer had accompanied him to the interview)

When asked to share what he looks out for as a personality who has worked with the likes of Lady Gaga, T-Pain, Rihanna, Jay-Z, and Kanye West, the CEO of BUVISION disclosed some key things he considers in an artiste before taking them on.

“Number one is being original; that’s the key. You also need to be fearless. To be a star, you can’t be scared or timid; you have to be different. So for me, if you have that fearlessness in your heart, you’re not scared and ready to take on the world with a different perspective about music, art, fashion or story-telling, these things get me excited about an artiste,” he said in conclusion.

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