ThinkGhMusic-Who is Selvybz Gh and how did you get your beginning in the music industry?
Selvybz Gh-Selvybz Gh is someone who uses his creative mind to develop ideas musically. I started my musical career with the church and in Secondary School started getting more serious with music as a career.
ThinkGhMusic-Where do you come from?
Selvybz Gh-I come from Keta in the Volta region of Ghana.
ThinkGhMusic-Tell me a little about you and your family?
Selvybz Gh-My name is Douglas Selorm Avetey and I am the eldest of my siblings and I, which include 3 girls. My father is an outboard motor mechanic and my mother is a trader, they are both alive and well. I attended Blessed Assurance Preparatory School and later continued my secondary with Christian Methodist Senior High School. I could not continue my education due to financial difficulties so I started producing my own beats until my equipment were stolen and some destroyed.
ThinkGhMusic-Who is your inspiration and how do they inspire you?
Selvybz Gh-I look up to a lot of artistes especially those who have won awards and those who have crossed boundaries musically (Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Sarkodie, etc.) I listen to their interviews and watch their stage performances to learn all I can.
ThinkGhMusic-Any tips for future musicians trying to make it in today’s industry?
Selvybz Gh-Upcoming artistes must always research their music and how they want to convey their thoughts in their music, they also must respect their fellow musicians knowing that we are all in this together.
ThinkGhMusic-What genre of music do you consider your music?
Selvybz Gh-I consider my music Afro Pop Music.
ThinkGhMusic-What does this song “Charley Wote” mean to you and why did you write it?
Selvybz Gh-Charley wote is the local name for slippers and it also means Charley let’s go, we also have a festival called Charley Wote Festival so I combined the 3 terms to compose the song.
ThinkGhMusic-What can we look forward to in the near future from you?
Selvybz Gh-I am always doing research and learning to play different musical instruments so the future for me looks very bright!
ThinkGhMusic-Where do you see yourself in the music industry in 5 years?
Selvybz Gh-I am working towards gaining a lot of recognition and awards for my music and also taking Ghana Music to another level with the world!
ThinkGhMusic-Thank you for your time and I wish you all the best in your quest for success…God bless you always!~!