Radiozophrenic on iTunes
Koku Gonza is an artist ushering in the Neo Soul-World Music movement with the release of her highly anticipated third CD, Radiozophrenic.  Radiozophrenic encompass her schizophrenic passion for genre blending and musical variety. Audiences can expect to hear elements of American Neo-Soul/R&B, Electro-Pop and the global vibes of East Africa from Koku Gonza. The eclectic style of Koku Gonzas music stems from her parents. 

Her father Longfellow Mugarula from Bukoba,Tanzania was a folk singer/songwriter and guitar player. Her mother a Jazz and Gospel artist from South Carolina played the flute, keyboard and saxophone. Her parents recognized her interest in music and enrolled her in piano lessons at an early age. After studying piano, she learned guitar her last year in college at Indiana University. Within a few months of lessons, guitar became her first love. 

She and her first love relocated to Chicago after college and began recording her EP Confessions of A Songwriter released in 2009. In the spring of 2010 she released her second self produced EP Play Ground. Since the release of her first EP, Koku Gonza has shared the stage with soulful heavy weight artist such as the Jazz-Funk Fusion legend Roy Ayers, the Millennium Bluesman Anthony David and the elegant Soulful-Siren Yahzarah. 
Koku Gonzas music is parallel to the translation of her Kihaya name, which means lovely. She applies love, soul and passion into the ingredients of her genre defiant pallet on her first full- length album, Radiozophrenic.

Koku Gonza’s eclectic IPod mix includes some of her musical influences like Sergio Mendez, Flora Purim, Brenda Fassie, Viktor Duplaix, Esperanza Spalding, Sade, Fela Kuti, The Gorillaz, Janelle Monáe, Roy Ayers, Herbie Hancock and emerging Indie Artists such as Blah Blah Blah,William Kurk & HEAVy.  Her album Radiozophrenic is available for your mix via iTunes.


Watch Koku tell her journey to Radiozophrenic here:



Live performance of tracks from Radiozophrenic


Named one of the BBC’s Top 50 Ghanaians to watch, and recipient of multiple accolades including awards and nominations from MOBO, KORA Awards, Ghana Music Awards and M-Net’s Channel O.  M3NSA is re-energizing the music scene with his unique fusion of true school Hip Hop and West African homegrown Hip-life. ‘No.1 Mango Street’  (2011) his debut international offering, follows up to his critically acclaimed debut, ‘Rapublic’ with a polished sound. M3NSA recorded ‘No. 1 Mango Street’ - a yearning shoutout to the place of his birth. This Ghanaian born, Los Angeles and London-raised man, pays homage to the land of his birth and takes a nostalgic trip down memory lane, vividly depicting the rich, varied nuances of Ghanaian life from an adult. Equally exceptional as an emcee, singer and producer, M3NSA has toured Europe with Hip Hop legends like the The Wu-Tang Clan and The Roots and worked with some of Europe’s heavy hitters such as Sway, Asa and Nneka. M3NSA is currently promoting a film dubbed ‘Coz Ov Moni’ - the world's first Pidgen musical, in which he stars with Wanlov the Kubolor. Together the super rap duo known as F.O.K.N BOIS tell the story of an eventful day in the lives of two friends living in the heart of Accra. It is hilarious! It is animated. It is groundbreaking. To date the film has been accepted numerous international film festivals including South by Southwest, Rio International Film Festival (Brazil) Pan African Film Festival (Los Angeles) Black Filmmakers International Film Festival (London) Pan African Film Festival (Cannes) and Headliner Movie at African Weekender (Sussex).

 M3nsa grew up passionate about music. M3NSA’s father, Tumi Ebo Ansah, rocked stages as a guitarist of British afro-pop sensation, Osibisa, and also starred in Heritage Africa (winner of the outstanding film award at the 1989 London Film Festival). His mother, the biggest influence on his music, taught him to play the piano when he was just eight years old. His first official foray into the business was via The Lifeline Family, a short-lived Hip-Life band in Accra, Ghana, which released one album. Following the demise of the band, M3NSA discovered a flair for music production that was soon recognized by Reggie Rockstone, the founder of Hip-life music, Ghana’s innovative blend of Highlife and Hip Hop. He featured on two tracks from Rockstone's third album; ‘Me Ka’ released in 2000. Rockstone quickly enlisted young M3NSA to produce his fourth album, ‘Last Show’. This album went on to be critically and commercially acclaimed.