Mista Silva (UK)
Mista Silva (UK)
Born and raised in South East London, Kwame Amponsa had a keen interest in music from an early age. Surrounded by the sounds of US/UK Hip-Hop, Garage, and Grime the young Mista Silva and a group of friends formed the underground collective- Militant Souljaz.
Whilst in the collective Silva developed his lyrical ability working alongside some of the UK’s top underground artists of the time including Regal Players & P-Money. After the dissolvement of Militant Souljaz, Mista Silva quickly found himself one of the most requested mic men hosting funky house sets up and down the UK. Silva’s natural ability on the mic provided further opportunities for him to perform in Cyprus, Ghana, Germany and Holland.
Being of Ghanaian origin, Kwame Amponsa was brought up around the sounds of hi-life and its modern form hip-life where artists rapped and sung in their native tongue over hard hitting and melodic beats. Mista Silva later adapted this to Funky House and became known for blending catchy bars in his native language with common club chants e.g. the crowd enticing “Kelebom, go down low!” Keen to pay full homage to his roots, Silva made the swift transition from Funky House to Afrobeats and the pioneering sounds of “Boomboomtah” (100,000+ views in the first 2 weeks) was the first unsigned Afrobeats track to be playlisted on BBC 1xtra.
Strong, Interactive, Lively, Versatile Artist; Mista Silva is the modern voice of a generation. Mista Silva has been working extremely hard behind the scenes his infectious music will undoubtedly spread worldwide.
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