Meet ‘Upcoming’ Artiste who was inspired by Alpha Blondy; SamKcat
Selasi Aklotsoe Mensah with the stage name, Samkcat was born and bred in Nima to a trader mom and a tailor father. He is 1 out of 3 boys.
Growing up, he loved talking, singing, and reading.
One of his fondest memories as a child was his love for Alpha Blondy’s song ‘Coco De Rock’. He had a relative who was called Korkor and at the time she had braided locks on.
Therefore, any time he saw her that was the song he sang. They lived in the same house at the time so you imagine how often he sung that song.
He was always part of anything that had to do with singing!
In primary Six(6) his class teacher hand picked him to join the school choir even though he was not confident about himself.
Throughout his three(3) years in JHS -Flagstaff House Basic School- he was actively part of the few singers who lead praise and worship.
Similarly, in Senior High School – Kinbu Senior High School – he was part of the Scripture Union(SU) choir and the School Choir.
Proudly, he was part of the first people to form the school choir at Kinbu Senior High.
Also, it was during his time that Kinbu’s school anthem was composed and he was privileged to be amongst the first people to perform it.
As an entertainer, he has dabbled(actively) in acting, which he enjoyed! At church, Senior High, and with the Dynamic Drama Production (DDP).
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His loves for entertainment made me go learn how to the drums. And one of his favourite music is the Reggae Beats.
As a person who loved talking, he had found something to make me talk more. Therefore, he sings along when he was playing drums, even though he didn’t master the drumming.
Singing is one that makes him happy! And he is into this because he has this deep feeling he was chosen for it. He has tried to deflect the interest but it is one thing that keeps calling.
That is how come he came up with his stage name SamKcat ( Selasi Aklotsoe Mensah K Community Action Team).
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My songs are designed to send a message and call people to Action.
That is what he wants to commit himself to.
His vision is to see a people who are aware of the latent machinations that are working against them and to see to it that they are prepared to tackled them.
Hence, the name SamKcat.
He is preparing to release his first Mixtape EP in next few months.
You can get more updates from Samkcat on
Facebook: Lucre Selasi Mensah (SamKcat)
Twitter: @MensLucre (SamKcat)