BEYONDMUSIC
Collekta

ABOUT ME

Festus Boahen Aboagye, known professionally as Collekta, is a Ghanaian musician, record producer, mixing and mastering engineer, and videographer.

He is perhaps best known for his works on ©2012 Em C.E.O Chill with Me, by C- Real feat. Chase, ©2014 The Reigning Season Mixtape Purebred, by C-Real, ©2014 Faces in The Shadows (F.I.T.S), a beat tape by The Baykerz, ©2018 Bush Road, by Bush PPL, ©2019 Nornorme, by The Baykerz and ©2019 Renegade, by Akwasi Marley, all of which he effected some backing vocals and/or production, mixing and mastering duties. ©2019 Adeku Experience, Adeku.

Collekta exists globally by being collaborative and a creative himself. He believes in the implementation of unconventional methods to create music, and is a staunch advocate for the fusion of live and digital sounds. His mission is to build strong international networks and brands, and to promote music education with focus on the effective use of available technology.
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  • Healthy lifestyle
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Cultural background

  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa

PROJECT MUSIC

4:02
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A song of inspiration for everyone going through stuff on Earth. Despite our travails, it's not over. We will rise again.
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  • Christian / Gospel
  • Classical
  • Fusion
  • Generative
  • Hip Hop / Rap
  • A capella
  • Background vocals
  • Beatboxing
  • Choir
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Treble
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Electric piano
  • Piano
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Drum machine
  • Tambourine
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • United States of America
3:23
Save The World
This is a piece of art for Earth and a statement of our readiness to save our dear Planet. The song has a native appeal of Afro-Cuban rhythm fused with Pop/Dance and Folk style drama. Initiated by myself (Collekta), I intimated Marshall-Muze about it over a video call and we both appreciated the soul in the music. To achieve depth and resonance, the project needed a female touch from the Caribbean but couldn’t happen and we were surprised to receive the vocal expression of Poggy and the poetic consciousness of Akwasi Marley. A gentle reminder that there's no Planet B for humans and We can ONLY Save The World if we do it TOGETHER!!!
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  • African
  • Dance / EDM
  • Fusion
  • Pop
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Baritone
  • Bass
  • Contralto / Alto
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Rapping
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Tenor
  • Synthesizer
  • Bass guitar
  • Bass drum
  • Dondo / Talking drum
  • Percussion
  • Shekere
  • Snare drum
  • Timpani/ Kettle drum
  • Xylophone
  • Flute
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Sampler
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
3:40
Brave, Strong, Bold
Brave, Strong, Bold is a motivational song. The song is dedicated to every creative all over the world. It extends to everyone feeling short on courage and urges the listener to take on life without fear despite the existence of challenges, detractors and doubters. It indulges one to stay on their journey and endure the process by keeping their focus on the prize. This song has a cinematic feel and heavy hitting drumation with a dark bass synth. As the third of our Collaboration, Myself, Akwasi Marley and Collekta decided to create something for creatives like us to inspire our community who is often susceptible to depression, anxiety and timidity as a result of the immense pressure that comes with being a creatibve. My verse had a fragile delivery on the vocals to depict uncertainty and bemusement. Akwasi Marley comes in with an aggressive delivery to depict anger and confidence. Collekta of course playing the important role as co-producer in recording Akwasi Marley and guiding me through the mixdown. Personally I was proudest of this collaboration as I considered it one of the best I've been involved in and I can say without any doubt that the feeling is mutual among the other collaborators in this project.
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  • Alternative
  • Ambient
  • Fusion
  • Hip Hop / Rap
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
  • Background vocals
  • Chanting
  • Rapping
  • Singer
  • Viola
  • Sampler
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
3:44
Child Song
Child Song is a radical call to humanity for Children and Mothers who have marginally been neglected. It is a reawakening that we all need to focus on a crucial part of society. Child Song is a melodramatic fusion of Jazz, Pop, Poetry, Spoken word and Consciousness. It has a consistent tempo and synthronic strings that impresses urgency and importance. The composition and structure was layered by Mar-shall Muze who sang expressively on the first verse and hook. Akwasi Marley a Ghanaian Rapper and poet played a vital role in initiating the commencement of our collaboration. He did poetic justice to the second verse mimicking a protestant preacher or prophet. Another gifted creative on this collaboration is Collekta who as a producer, recorded Akwasi Marley in Ghana as well as saturate some highlights with animated back-ups. It took us a series of correspondence via email, Video chats, and dialogue over the course of three weeks to achieve this piece. We had fun while staying through to the message and chasing excellence. We felt personal about this project as it is in fact a genuine realization that we where once Children. Everyone was once a Child.
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  • Fusion
  • Generative
  • Jazz-Pop
  • Neo-Soul
  • Religious / Spiritual
  • Background vocals
  • Chanting
  • Child’s voice
  • Contralto / Alto
  • Countertenor
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Treble
  • Whistling / Humming
  • Electric organ
  • Electric piano
  • Grand piano
  • Mellotron
  • Piano
  • Cello
  • Viola
  • Drum set
  • Shekere
  • Alto flute
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
3:29
The World is a Country (Where you From?)
This song stems from classical Reggae vibes, with iconic bass guitar grooves and drum kits. It carries a clearly defined message of ‘LOVE’ and the idea of looking at the world as a country on its own, regardless of our nationalities, cultures or anything that makes us look different, as human beings. With a chorus chanting the mantra "the world is a country, the world is a country", the nations are called onto this notion, through the solo preaching of Akwasi Marley, from Ghana, in rhythmic poetry, and Marshall Muze, from Nigeria, in his electrifying set of vocals which both performers chose to deliver in the broken english form (Pidgin english). The general process behind the project was a back and forth affair between Ghana and Nigeria, curated by Collekta, the moderator, who produced it, and was not shy of blessing it with some vocals too.
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  • African
  • Fusion
  • Reggae / Carribean
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Rapping
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Celeste
  • Electric organ
  • Synthesizer
  • Bass guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Bass drum
  • Bongo drum
  • Conga
  • Cowbell
  • Cymbals
  • Shekere
  • Snare drum
  • Baritone horn
  • Horn
  • Saxhorn
  • Tenor horn
  • Trumpet
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
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