Who is GANJA BABY? You may well ask. The provocative moniker belongs to none other than multi-faceted and multi-talented Michael Mikel Asare Dompreh, a true South Londoner from the streets of Peckham whose family hailed originally from Ghana. Not only is GANJA BABY a UK artist and rapper he is also a song-writer, investor and entrepreneur. He also owns and runs his own Independent record label Young Ownerz (YOz). That’s a pretty impressive resume for a young businessman barely into his 30’s. Well if that doesn’t warrant a Take 5 we don’t know what does. Let’s find out more…
When did you realise you wanted to do what you do? What or who inspired you?
I would say music has always been in my blood from an early age. I guess it would have to be 90’s hiphop and RNB, recorded VCR cassette tapes that lead to my early passion for musical greatness.
Who living or dead would you dream of collaborating with?
Tell us about your single Gorgeous Barbie? Whats it all about?
Gorgeous Barbie is a mindset that becomes a lifestyle – it’s all about the beauty and empowerment of women worldwide. GB is where I’m born and raised, I wanted to incorporate that somehow, Gorgeous Barbie was a great spin on wordplay.
You’re from south London, tell us 5 things about the place we need to know?
1. It’s home to stars such as Stormzy, Krept & Konan and Dave
2. Consists of 12 boroughs
3. Home to iconic landscape the O2 and London Eye.
4. South london has a very diverse culture, a true mix of all ethnic backgrounds
5. Home to nearly 3 million people
What are you looking forward to this year?
I am looking forward to working on new music and growing my fan base.