Speaking to BBC’S Akwasi Sarpong, Edem as he is now known noted that “books are what takes us through life, it takes us to the greatest of places, gives us power and knowledge whiles rhymes are the basis of our childhood where you are thought to learn ‘twinkle twinkle little stars or black black black sheep’ or other rhymes which helps us to speak properly”.
The ‘Koene’ hit maker explained the BOOKS&RHYMES album is therefore aimed at sensitizing Africans on the continent to school themselves.
Mr. Agbeviadey disclosed that life has not been rosy especially after he lost his mother at the Junior High School level in 2001 and father in 2003 stressing its only because of the purpose of education instilled in him at an early age which has brought him this far.
On why despite having the ability to rap in English and patois he still retains use of the Ewe language in his music, the afro-pop/reggae hot cake stated “one can speak another language proficiently but when faced with anger or agitation, the fellow will speak his native tongue instinctively because its embedded in him/her”.
Edem emerged on the music scene with The Volta Regime album in 2008 then delivered Mass Production in 2011, and now set to release BOOKS&RHYMES this month.
BOOKS&RHYMES has singles such as Latex ft Kaakie, Odee ft Trigmatic & X.O Senevoe, Give it to me ft Charles Kwesi , Eboema ft Tinny, Koene ft Lil Shaker & Ice Queen [Zambian BBA The Chase finalist], Koene remix ft Iceprince & Casper Nyovest from South Africa as well as Wicked and Bad featuring Coded of 4×4.