Multiple award-winning dancehall/ Afro-Pop artiste, MzVee has been in news, and for good reasons. The 30-year-old afro-pop and dancehall singer has just released a new body of work and is pretty much sky-rocketing on social media. Like music lovers and fans doing duets on TikTok, and on Instagram stories.
This latest album is expected to showcase the beginning of a new journey for the songstress, as she recently turned 30 this June 23.
As already highlighted in a series of social media posts to hype the album, MzVee noted that “10 years in the Ghanaian music industry has been such a ride.
Over the past years, she has successfully dropped four albums with the most recent one being ‘InVEEncible’ released in 2020.
Defying all odds, MzVee still maintained her height, pace and relevance in the Ghanaian music scene since she went solo from her former records label Lynx Entertainment 3 years ago. This she attest to when she was aksed on VGMA’s red carpet, when she attended the award show as a nomienee in two categories.
“It’s been a lot of hard work since I went solo from my records label 3 years ago and still had my works been nominated, it’s really amazing”. – @mzveegh
The 10Thirty album houses ten songs with six collaborations. MzVee successful held a mega concert on June 25 with many top Ghanaian musicians and personalities in attendance including D Black, Becca, Efya, Kofi Kinaata, Camidoh, Edem, Eno Barony
The singer also stress on her challenges she faced all years doing secular music, as she comes from a religiuos family, which made her doubt herself about taking the right path in her career.
“My 10 years stay in the music industry had gone through numerous challenges, especially coming from a very strict home. That switch from being a church girl to being a musician doing secular music was very difficult for me, and I had to take time off to rethink my career and bounce back very strongly. It has been such a ride and a rollercoaster in my 10 years spell in the industry. I have met lots of good people and bad people pretending to be good people,” she said at the album listening.
The singer also made some significant changes also, like cutting her hair short which most female musicians fear of doing, but standing up for been one natural self, MzVee goes all in cutting her hair as a new begining and staying true to oneself.
“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.”….. Cutting my hair was such an amazing and scary experience at the same time! I am so ready for the next chapter of my life. Celebrating 10 years in the Ghanaian music industry and turning 30 years in a few weeks.” – this was weeks after the album came out.
she walked the red carpet of Ghana’s biggest night in music, Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in a low-cut hairstyle, drawing the cameras’ attention.
I recorded over 50 songs and we narrowed it down to 10 songs. It’s like the usual recording process. It’s mostly vibes. I wrote some of the songs on the album and I’m really proud of these songs because when I have a private listening in my home, some of the songs I wrote were people’s choice.”
“It wasn’t an easy task at all, but of course, we knew from day one that it isn’t going to be easy” – Vee siad about the journey took in the production, music, arrangement and artiste feature choices. Some of the artists who contributed to the project are Harmonize, Kwesi Arthur, Bella Shmurda, Kofi Kinaata, Yemi Alade, Dj Henry X, Stonebwoy, and Tiwa Savage.
To those who still ponder about my type of words for the headline about the singer ‘defying all odds’, here’s a reasons; most songs on the “10Thirty” album was single-handed produced by a 17-year-old talented beat-maker, “Kizzy-Beat.”
You need to listen to the full album on any musical streaming platform, because i did and already have a favourite , just kidding .
Mccall Kwadzo is the editor-in-chief for Mccall Kwadzo.com. Been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and celebss spaces since 2017.