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Alex Wondergem

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Alex Wondergem
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Alex Wondergem performing at Sabolai Radio 2018.
Background information
Birth nameAlex Ofori Wondergem
Also known asKubrick Jobs, Anakin
Born19th June 1992
Silver Spring, Maryland
Genres
Occupation(s)Rapper, Producer, Entrepreneur
InstrumentsFL Studio, Laptop, Internet, Drums
Years active2016–present
LabelsAkwaaba Music, CLOVE Records
Associated acts
  • Eli A Free
Websitewww.alexwondergem.com

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Alex Wondergem is a Ghanaian-American hip-hop artist, filmmaker, and entrepreneur based in Nungua, Ghana.[1] [2]. He is also the founder of CLOVE, a West-African lifestyle brand that severs as the voice of the hybrids. [3]

Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Alex attended the Lycée Français d'Accra and his last 3 years of high school at the Lincoln Community School. At the age of 15 Alex began drumming and joined his high school band Tone Rush [4]. In 2012 studied Film and Television at London College of Communication and picked up beat making after experimenting with Ableton Live but switch to Fl Studio in 2015 after a music session with azonto pioneer and legend Nshona Muzik[5]. Alex emerged in the Ghana music scene as producer with the release of his collaboration project 'Buying Our Freedom' with Eli A Free followed by his debut mixtape OFF THE DOME [6] [7]

Documentaries[edit]

Alex in collaboration with Adu Lalouschek have been producing a series of of short documentaries "In The Life" which focused on African stories in Ghana.[8] [9]

Year Title
2013 Scrap Metal Men
2014 Warrior's Gym
2015 Ghana's Singing Fishermen
2018 Ramatou Go Box

1 Year of beat tapes[edit]

From November 2016 till October 2017, Alex released monthly beat tapes consecutively for a year. A total of 12 beat tapes and 92 beats.

Discography[edit]

EP's

  • Messages of Hope (2012-16) (2016)
  • Buying Our Freedom (2017)

Mixtape

  • OFF THE DOME (2017)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2013 Creative Enterprise Awards International Nominated[10]

References[edit]

  1. "A Guide to The Underground Scene in Accra, Ghana". Bandcamp Daily. 16 July 2018.
  2. "The singer and beat-maker wishing for a better paradigm for young Africans". TRUE Africa. 26 May 2017.
  3. "Strapbacks, Snapbacks and Adinkra Chains". ACCRA [dot] ALT Radio. 14 May 2015.
  4. "BLACK in MONTREAL/GHANA – WusGood?".
  5. "The singer and beat-maker wishing for a better paradigm for young Africans". TRUE Africa. 26 May 2017.
  6. "7 EP's in Heavy Rotation at Conduit Music". Joel Davis is The Vibrarian. 16 January 2018.
  7. "THE CUTS: EP 02 Vol. 5". CulArtBlog. 23 June 2017.
  8. "Keeping up with the scavengers of Agbogbloshie". www.pulse.com.gh. 8 April 2016.
  9. "On the trail of Ghana's scrap metal men". This Is Africa Lifestyle. 7 April 2016.
  10. "LCC lead the way at UAL Creative Enterprise Week & Awards 2013". UAL. 13 December 2018.


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