Bowadi Afful known as Willywatata; born in Quebec July 20 1992 moved to North York at the age of 2, shortly after his parents split up which forced a lot of drama into his life, causing him to struggle in school and other areas in life.
It was hard for him growing up without a father figure, living in metro housing with mother and sister. When he was only 8 years old his mother got sick which left him living with his Aunt in the Jane & Finch area, where he only got worse and was eventually forced to go with C.A.S and live in group homes until his mother was well.
When his mother was better, she went to court to get full custody of Willywatata but the judge did not find her well enough to be able to take care of a child, so the judge made the decision to place him in a group home until he turned 19.
When he turned 9 he started to learn how to write lyrics, everyday he would take time writing down how he felt at the time but stopped writing for 3 years as he was more focused on basket ball so he joined the Raptors Basketball Camp but quit when he was 13 because he thought he wasn’t good.
Shortly after he saw his dad for the first time since he left him, which brought back a lot of emotions that caused him to start writing again. He was then living in Ajax when he started to do little mix-tapes which he then became very passionate about music. So, he started making full songs.
He then moved to Peterborough at the age of 14 where he went to high school and met Bobby Brioux of Platinum Productions and got the opportunity to start recording his music.
Willywatata was also working at a T-shirt printing store which gave him the opportunity to come out with his own clothing line called, Bigmouf. He started to sell his t-shirts all around school and out in the streets where people were calling him Mr Wat Da Game Needz .
Then met producer of Stazz Productions, Kris who told him to go to champagne aka William Shaw of Soundstream Multimedia Studios to work with Willywatata on artist development and ever since then he had been in the studio as much as he can getting ready The Come Up Mixatpe Hosted Canada Dj Scratchetz
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