Born in London, Kwabena Adjepong was raised by foster parents in Bermondsey, South London. His school music teacher, Xanthe Sarr, an ethno-musicologist and manager of the Southwark Youth Orchestra introduced him to NYJO and he became the lead singer of the orchestra for three years. After his graduation, he studied jazz at the Royal Academy of Music.
In 2011, he was in the drum-and-bass musician Goldie’s BBC TV show Goldie’s Band: By Royal Appointment, a UK nationwide platform searching for young talented musicians Kwabena was one of twelve chosen to create some musical pieces for a special performance at Buckingham Palace with Prince Harry attending. Kwabena sang a version of Lost Child.
In 2012, Kwabena released a cover versions of Like a Star by Corinne Bailey Rae and The Wilhelm Scream by James Blake, which went viral on YouTube. He signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records, collaborating with a number of artists for his critically-acclaimed debut EP Wrong or Right. The subsequent EPs – Pray for Love and Walk – have a more pop-oriented sound.
The hit single Walk, his best known release, launched in October 2014 on Atlantic. It was a minor hit in UK Singles Chart, reaching number 71, but became hugely popular in Germany and Austria, also charting in Switzerland and Romania. It was also number one in the iTunes Music charts.
Kwabena is currently working on his debut album, due for release in 2015.