You’re probably wondering who Seraph Star is. He is a skilled musician and songwriter whose spirit-inspired melodies are gaining popularity in Accra, Ghana.
Mintah Bernard Kwabena is his stage name. In Oda, Ghana, he was born as a twin into a family of thirteen children. He like AfroDancehall and is open to merging it with other genres such as Hiphop Drill Dancehall, Afrobeat, and Highlife in his compositions.
When asked why he selected Seraph Star as a stage name, the AfroDancehall performer explained that he was inspired by the Bible and believes that names have an impact on our lives. “It’s the name of an Arch Angel named Seraphim, who the Bible says shines brightly.” “As a result, I felt in my spirit that I should use the name Seraph Star because I want to shine and take over in the music industry,” he explained.
Music has been a part of Seraph Star’s life since secondary school, but he never considered making it a job.
He reveals that it all changed when he got a revelation from an examiner during the 2018/2019 NovDec examination. He believes that was the push he needed and got it
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: He received his primary and secondary education at Chorkor Presby, New Hope of Glory in Shiabu, and Believers International School, in that order. He was eventually admitted to Koforidua Secondary Technical School (SecTech) to study Metalwork as a Senior High School student.
Seraph Star studied Mechanical Engineering at Accra Technical University for his tertiary education.
According to them, one of the best ways to develop the potential in the next generation is to energize, excite, and introduce them to the industry through entertainment in schools. That did the trick for the young Seraph Star. It provided him with opportunities to demonstrate his talents to friends and family at Accra Technical University and beyond.
He had the opportunity to play with some prominent Ghanaian artists at his Alma Mater during the annual ATU SRC AKWAABA festival in 2023.
CREATIVE PROCESS: When asked about the overall picture of Seraph Star, he confirms that songwriting inspiration comes from a variety of sources. With the understanding that music is dynamic and soul food, he methodically pens down ideas for his songs based on the melody or tempo he desires to use and how engaging he anticipates the conclusion to be.
On other days, he simply needs to take a creative nap, and the lyrics begin to flow.
Seraph Star has one album; produced, mixed, and mastered by two producers. Produced by Skenxie, mixed and mastered by Kachibeatz.
The album was created on January 17, 2023, and released with the entire album on January 27, 2023.
Interestingly, each song in the album carries a memorable message for listeners.
The THIRD SERMON is a Hiphop Drill song, written based on the AfroDancehall artist’s life experiences. It explains how the poor have no friends because of their financial state yet the rich experience the opposite.
The HIGHER is an Afrobeat song, written through the inspiration of a beat played by his producer. It elaborates on love and the very expectations and promises of love. The song further warns evil wishers to stay clear.
SA NSUO (Fetch Water For Me) is also a highlife song based on a life story that was written in a studio session. It creatively describes how one falls in love and later has to endure loneliness when your partner leaves.
PRINCIPLES OF LIFE: Being a better person is and has always been the talent guru’s inspiration, and it certainly works for him. He is determined and has made significant progress since taking his first steps in the music industry.