In a world constantly plagued with the reality of disappointment, confusion and general lack of confidence in manmade institutions, it takes guts as an artist to soar beyond the status quo and maintain a level of sanity. This draws to mind Delasi’s poems which seem somewhat insane with a crisscross maze-like style that may get an audience lost in its rhythm but upon introspection and meditation, reveal the correlation between the words and the disarray within the universe. One finds that amidst these jumble of words, the artist has a point that is worth listening to. Delasi brings to bear a style that draws his audience right into him with his prose-like, rap-like, lyrical style poetry that continues to address issues of the everyday man.
Being a student of the fine arts, Delasi explores his talents not only through poetry but also through music, illustration, playwriting and acting. Taking advantage of the platform that social networks provide, this young artist has published over ten notes on facebook and displayed many of his illustrations. He has not only appeared on Citi FM’s Writer’s Project but has performed his poetry and music at the Ehalakasa talk party, Alliance francais and Goethe Institut. “One of the most memorable performances is Rufus Green in the Park where I opened for Koo Nimo and George Darko, two highlife greats on the same stage” he says.
After an appearance at the world poetry day event held at Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) House, The Accra Mail, a local newspaper publication described Delasi’s single: “Where Do We Go” as “a painful wail from a young man who even at his tender age seemed to have had his fair share of weltschmerz”. It goes on to add that his “rap about corruption, the lack of direction and the lack of ideas on how to move a nation forward by its rulers was hard to take but somehow you did not want him to stop”
Delasi is very optimistic about the future looking forward to it with the kind of prophetic eye that has governed his writing. As a society conscious singer, he believes Life is simply not about gathering wealth and riches. “The only fulfillment one can truly have in this world is in giving back to the world. I have been blessed with these gifts that I have to account for, and I wish to better society by sharing my talents through the messages and observations I relay.”
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