African based reggae artiste Knii Lante has been actively promoting his new single with Flowking Stone called ‘Open Mic’ in Jamaica and his home country of Ghana. The artiste, also medical doctor by profession describes the single as having a ‘feel good’ flavor that gives praise to women. Its video shot in Ghana was directed by GYO Phamous Philms and features women from different ethnic backgrounds.
Knii Lante is known in Ghana for his lyrical prowess, versatility and is a true soldier for pan-Africanism. He said “My music makes you want to move. We had trumpet player Tino and lead guitarist Dominic Quarchie on the project to bring a certain essence to the sound. I want to create timeless music that will resonate with the Jamaican market and have an overall international appeal”.
The success of ‘Open Mic’ has already landed Knii Lante on the line up for one of the largest festivals in Africa, the Market for African Performing Arts (MASA) Festival on March 17, 2018 in Cote D’lvoire. The festival in its 10th edition will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the MASA. “I was very happy to hear that I was selected to perform at MASA. I know I will represent both Ghana and reggae music well. There will be performers from different walks of life, so this will be a learning experience and an entertaining one too” shared Knii Lante.
The ‘Open Mic’ artiste was introduced to the Jamaican market in 2014 through his collaboration with Queen Ifrica in ‘Baby Take Good Care Remix’ on his album, ‘True Feelings’. The single landed on several top Jamaican charts and has paved a way for the artiste. He is presently planning a trip to Jamaica soon to perform on several main stages to a fan base he is eager to please. He can be followed on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @KniiLante