Behind the Music of ABB
In his late teens, ABB found his way into the performing
arts as a paid artist and facilitator, for the very popular Everyday Theater
Youth Ensemble. The organization was a touring company who used musical theater
as a tool or vehicle to primarily educate ‘at risk’ inner-city children. The
group would take their brand of outreach all over the country; to schools,
receiving homes for troubled youth; colleges, universities and even prisons. It
was as an ensemble member, that ABB had begun breaking out of his shell and effectively
speak publicly as well as hone his artistic abilities. “Being apart of the
Everyday Theater Ensemble also gave me a feeling of belonging because for the
first time in my life, I was among people who understood me and visa-versa”, he
said. After being with the ensemble four years, He left the ensemble but found
himself at another cross-roads, which inevitably lead him to go back to school
and learn new skill set in the field of office automation and administration.
Not long after, He managed to land employment with the Federal Government for
nearly 10 years before making the bold decision to resign and fulfill what He
felt was a much bigger purpose.
ABB has taken his pain and continuously turn them into a unique ministry by way of spiritually impacting blogs, vlogs and now he is accumulating all elements into His most promising compilation of music to date. This project is the most introspective body of musical work he has done to date. Unlike his first independently produced CD, titled the SouLution under different stage-name; ADE, (initials of his full birth name and translate to ‘the royal one’ in Swahili), the songs are full of vulnerability, introspection, inspiration, empowerment, and a force of love that surpasses all understanding. For example, songs like ‘You Don’t Know My Story (So Don’t Try To Read Me)’, starts off as a testimony of being abused and being misused but titters on being victorious in overcoming some of life's most intense trials and tribulations... His first single ‘So Strong Inside of Me’, is yet another testimony about a subject matter that ABB is most known for in the public. ABB is on record as being the first to ever produce a platform solely dedicated to sharing incredibly detailed stories, visions and lessons learned by way of what is commonly known as 'out of body experiences' or 'astral projection (the phenomenon has been substantiated with scientific clarity - reference; The Monroe Institute). ABB's first single release; ‘So Strong Inside of Me’, is a very melodic tune that fuzzes elements of; R&B, Soft Rock, Jazz and Gospel with a nostalgic, yet edgy overlay. The song is very melodious and the lyrics are orchestrated a literal and metaphorical genesis. It is highly likely that the first official song to be released from this project, may also be the world's very first song written and produced solely about the subject matter that ABB is most appropriately known for.
ABB is on record as saying that he has always felt that he would be a trailblazer and beacon to inspire all who are receptive to his talents and offerings. So far, its pretty evident that his impact has been far reaching and now, he’s back at square one – using his music to keep the flame going! “It is my sincerest intention to write and produce music that speaks to the heart and soul and inspires the imagination of the listener”.
Music can be downloaded by way of distrokid and most digital media platforms.