John Q to shoot videos in Ja
After visiting Jamaica last January to record a number of songs for his upcoming album, recording artiste John Q is back to shoot two music videos ahead of its release later this year.
"It's a pleasure to be back in Jamaica to mark this significant milestone. Reggae is in my blood, and Jamaica is the home of reggae, so it is a seamless match to be able to shoot my videos here," said the man born John Kwesi Quansah.
The singer, who was inspired to record reggae music after listening to reggae icon Bob Marley while he was still a child living in Ghana, will be working on videos for the songs Born Alone and Give Me Your Love.
The former, he said, encourages people to strive for success despite the circumstances, while the latter is a lover's rock song that is done in English. He sings in English, Twi and Ga, dialects from his homeland, and is also fluent in Spanish.
The videos will be shot by Ariff Butler's Bloozick Multimedia and they are excited to be working with the singer who lives in the US.
Meanwhile, his songs including Born Alone, Reggae Babaoo, Rain and Sun, and Gonna Be More, a collaboration with Jamaican gospel singer-songwriter Claudius England, continue to receive generous airplay on radio stations in Ghana, the US and London.
John Q said his upcoming album is a symbol of Caribbean and African unity. "I have always been an advocate for Jamaica/Ghana unity and so my album is basically going to be African music on a Jamaican foundation. I am building an African house on a Jamaica foundation so the roots of the music, the instrumentals, and the entire creation of the instrumental aspect are being handled by professional Jamaican musicians. It's Jamaica and Ghana coming together," he said during his visit last January.