Koboe To The World: Amartey

One Of The Afrobeats Pioneers In The Netherlands  – Koboe To The world.

By: Dyllan Ahinful; Images By: Amartey


“It starts with the message of the song and the vibe that I bring”.

The Koboe To The World Serie displays the creative minds that inhabit this beautiful world.

Meet Mubarak Amartey, an Amsterdam based afrobeats artist and Koboe (@amarteymusic).

Who are you?

My name is Amartey I’m an Afrobeats Artist from the Netherlands.

How does your background/roots influence your creative output?

Well I have Ghanaian roots, both my parents are from Ghana.

I was raised in an African household that also comes with the beauty of African music.

In my case that would be Hiplife/Highlife, Afrobeats.

What do you feel makes your work unique and truly your own? 

It starts with the message of the song and the vibe that I bring,
especially the live instruments that give my sound life.
I’m also one of the few artists in The Netherlands that actually makes Afrobeats
and I also use the native language of my parents ”Ga” to deliver the message about:
love, peace and daily activity’s.

What is the best part about creating art? 

There are no boundaries in creating art, that is the most beautiful thing.
You can create alot of things out of context and it can still be called art,
but just in a different way.

What is the most challenging part about being an artist?

I think that being lost in the sauce of your creating is the most challenging

part of being an artist. Sometimes you get carried away when you’re in the spotlight,

but you have to stay sane to survive.

What artists influence your work most? 

A lot of artists but if I have to break it down, it would be the following artists:

R. Kelly, Michael Jackson, Usher, Amaakye Dede, Kojo Antwi, Bisa Kdei,

T-Pain, Travis Scott

How do you see the future of your work/category of art?

It will grow! As we speak right now this type of sound is on a rise
and being respected even by the big artists. It’s a bright future for all African artists.

Picture By: Randy Da-Costa


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