Love, Music and Art collide in Kuvie’s new visuals for ‘Energy’
Ace-producer Kuvie finally releases the visuals for ‘Energy’ (ft B4bonah and RJZ), and we can confidently say it’s a vibe. The song is featured on his album Gruvie, which dropped May 2018.
Kuvie, B4bonah, and RJZ are depicted in an afro-tropical paradise where their art is inspired by their lovers. The enchantment of their daily lives entices the viewer’s imaginations into a utopia where love, art, and music harmoniously collide.
B4Bonah sets the vibe just right with his candid lines, while RJZ reinforces the energy.
Kuvie has demonstrated rare devotion, producing hit after hit since 2016’s ‘Aye Late‘ with Pappy Kojo. He set the pace with Wayo’s ‘Muscatella’ earlier this year, following up with Toyboi’s ‘Do or Die’. ‘Energy’ maintains the trademark groove Kuvie won our hearts over with.
He continually pushes boundaries of the Afro beat sound with talented artists including Joey B, Vision DJ, AI, Kidi and King Promise. Stay on the lookout for Layla Fenton and Apolo Imon, two newbies with refreshing vibes collaborating with Kuvie.
Go ahead, feel this new ‘Energy’.
Nestor Kwame Ankuvie popularly known as Kuvie is a well-executed genius of some sort in the world of beat making. He is well known for his brilliant mixture of urban and African rhythms in his beats.
Kuvie was born in the small township of Somnaya, Ghana, and he is of Ewe origin. He spent his childhood in Accra, Ghana, first in Labadi from age 1 to 9, then Teshie between 9 to 19. These experiences went along to influence the elements of his music which are mostly mixed and extracted from African percussions.
By age 14, he developed a deep interest in music while attending Ghana International School in Accra. In Form 4 he discovered his prime production tool FL Studio (then known as Fruity Loops) through a colleague and spent time thereafter diligently perfecting his skill. He was soon nicknamed ‘DJ Kuvie’. Kuvie is also a product University of Ghana, Legon, where he studied Political Science.
With the help of some industry influences including Juls and Panji Anoff, Kuvie began beat-making and producing professionally in 2011. “2011 was when I realized I wanted to do this for real,” Kuvie often remarks. His signature style, talent, and ethics have linked him with the likes of Joey B, Pappy Kojo, Sarkodie, E.L, Lady Jay, Sister Deborah among many other popular artists in the Ghanaian entertainment scene. Kuvie’s first production credit was in 2012, in ‘E No Be Say’ by Kojo Cue, turning heads to his refreshing sound. His major break was ‘Ay3 Late’ by Pappy Kojo in 2014. Internationally, Kuvie has worked with Olamide on a M.anifest track called ‘Fine Fine’, Juls for Lady Jays ‘Boogie Down Whine’, Frye’s ‘Thinking Bout You’, and on Burna Boy’s rendition of ‘Grind’ (originally by AI x Vision Dj) called ‘Chillin Chillin’.
Popular songs produced by Kuvie:
- E.L – Agbadza
- Lady Jay – Boogie Down Whine with Juls
- Ladyjay – Venus (feat. Sarkodie)
- Joey B – U x Me
- Pappy Kojo – Awo’a
- Vision DJ – Grind (feat A.I )
- Sister Deborah – Ghana Jollof
- Sister Deborah – Kikoliko (feat. Joey B)
In May 2018, Kuvie dropped his debut project, an LP titled Gruvie Vol. 1. After building a solid production resume, he masterminded this project to detail a ‘Gruvie Kuvie’ signature sound.
Gruvie Vol. 1 is an experimental take on afrobeat, blending various sounds from trap and dancehall, mid-tempo, smooth and bouncy soundscapes, where Kuvie evidently feels most at home. The album features Kwesi Arthur, King Promise, Darkovibes, $pacely, Joey B, Kobla Junior, KwakuBs, Tsoobi, B4Bonah, Odunsi (The Engine), Tinuke, Zepora, HVLFMAN, Odartei, Borteymusic, and Buman.
Aside his unique sound, a key quality of Kuvie’s is his passion and ability to groom and coach artistes. Through Villain Sounds, he nurtures a space where creatives come together, share ideas and help each other shape their sound. Villain Sounds also offers audio recording sessions, creative consultation, and studio space rental and more.
VGMA Nomination: Best Producer 2017
Ghana Music Honours Nomination: Best Music Producer 2017
Birth name: Nestor Kwame Ankuvie
Also Known As Kuvie
Born: 7th April 1990 in Somnaya, Ghana
Genres: Afrofusion – Afrobeats – Afrotrap – HipHop – Azonto
Occupation: Producer – Artist – Songwriter – Creative Consultant
Years Active: 2011 – Present