TGM-What is your stage name and how did you get your beginning in the music industry?
Nii Hansen-Nii Hansen is my stage name and I had my beginning in the music industry through my Uncle David Nkansah Odie, Lead Vocalist for the The Usshers Music Ministry as his keyboardist and along the way started backing him on some of his songs both at home and at the rehearsal grounds because I lived with him and I kept going from there.
TGM-Where do you come from?
Nii Hansen-Nii Hansen is a Ghanaian from Osu Kinka We in the greater Accra Region but based in Akuse in the eastern region of Ghana.
TGM-Tell me a little about you and your family?
Nii Hansen-I am the first born son of the late Frederick Hansen and Purity Odebea Odei. I have 2 younger sisters, Hilda and Letitia Hansen. I am a single young man born on the 4th of October, 1981. I believe in the power music carries and also want to help continue the good works the elderly men and women has carried with my natural ability to spread the word of God to the world.
TGM-Who is your inspiration and how do they inspire you?
Nii Hansen-First and foremost I have my Uncle David Nkansah Odei, he inspires me more when he is in tune to do something musical or minister to the people. I am also inspired by the youth when I see younger one’s doing what I am doing now and realizing that they have recognized themselves early and are doing better with their art at their younger ages.
TGM-Any tips for future musicians trying to make it in today’s music industry?
Nii Hansen-Yes Nii Hansen’s words for the upcoming artistes are:
- Respecting themselves
- Respecting time
- Humility must be their core mandate
- They should keep pushing and working hard for it does payoff.
TGM-What genre of music do you consider your music?
Nii Hansen-I consider my music to be the Root Gospel Music or Reggae Gospel Music.
TGM-What does this song “My Name” mean to you and why did you write it?