Fhanthom is one of UK’s fast rising talents…and y’all better wake up and feel the sweet flava of talent gushing straight into your eardrums. Named Daniel Onwuka, he was raised in a family of 4, with very high thoughts of education, which means his parents had little or no thought that he’d be venturing into music. At the age of 14 he found love in poetry and inadvertently inspired by people like Shakespeare and Chinua Achebe, he began to write more songs at the age of 14.
However, growing up around different genres of music meant that there was always going to be diversity in his music. With music inspiration drawing from artistes like Kenny Rogers, Michael Jackson, Gabrielle, Frankie Lymon and in more recent years, Michael Buble, Ryan Leslie, Chris Brown, Frank Ocean; Fhanthom has a wide knowledge of Rnb-Jazz-Rock ‘n’ roll. He is also a huge lover of rap music.
Roll the clock a few years forward, in 2009 Fhanthom met up with producer Jonathan Omedi, with whom he formed a good relationship with. These two have written, produced and recorded a lot of songs together and with their chemistry and understanding of the type of music they both want to make, its easy to understand why every record of his has been produced by Jonathan Omedi.
2011 was the year things really picked up for Fhanthom as an artiste. In the summer of 2011, he met with one of Africas biggest producers, Jesse Jagz . He was able to spark a relationship with the hit producer. In the same summer, he met up with Armani Lucas, south London rapper, where they made the track “Something”. Something- was an instant internet success.
At the age of 20, its fair to say that all hasn’t been achieved by this young man. There is more music to be made, more audiences to acquire and plenty records to break. In his own words “It’s the belief in your ability that takes you far”.
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Fhanthom - Phantom Blues (6.0 MiB, 104 hits)