An up-close interview with Donzy Chaka by DJ Shyno of cheers FM, has shed more light on the life and journey of the young artiste, whose real name is Elias Ewusi Essel. He is mostly known for his nice tunes such as; Club, Crusade, lockdown and more.
He started as a Dj, which kindled his interest in music. Along the line, he decided to make his own music, which saw him joining the Rap university, a Sarkodie initiated movement. It was Sarkodie’s way of helping him and other rising artistes to make it in the industry. Being a Tema based guy, he fraternized with the likes of Sarkodie and some of the other Tema based artistes, and that’s how he and Sarkodie became close friends.
Speaking about his relationship with Kofi Kinaata, he said they are very good friends and they met at a friend’s studio during his days as a Polytechnic student in Takoradi. They were both good at what they did so it did not take long for a close friendship to bud. It is clear that these close friends share the uniqueness of having clean lyrical contents, their songs are appealing and make sense.
He also spoke a little about how he sacrificed his comfort to help his friend Kinaata, who seemed to have been strapped for cash during the Made in Tadi show. Kinaata personally thanked Donzy because he gave up his privilege of flying from Accra to Takoradi to lessen his financial burden. They play almost every show together.
Donzy Chaka made it evident in his speech that, he does not take being signed to a record label lightly. The contract has to make thorough sense to him before he signs, so regardless whose label it is, even if it’s his friend Sarkodie’s, it would have to be to a certain standard before he signs unto it. This is why, he has decided not to sign any artiste unto his DC movement and record label until he’s sure of delivering the best. For now, he helps promote some new artistes.
Nothing discourages Donzy Chaka, not even internet trolls, and he advised everyone to rise up through their challenges, but not take the easy way out, which is usually the wrong way.
His new song “Odehyie”, which features Fameye, has potent lyrics that tell the story of many people. The first verse of the song apparently is about himself. The lyrics are relatable, and I’m sure it will soon become a favourite of most Ghanaians. A video is to be released soon.
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