3-time MOBO award winner Fuse ODG visits City Academy to share his inspirational story, passions and career highlights.
He’s just released a brand new single with Ed Sheeran and Mugeez and is widely considered as THE name in Afrobeats – as part of BASS2017, Fuse ODG visited City Academy, Birmingham to share his story with a group of aspiring artists, creatives and critical student thinkers.
Fuse ODG shared his story of being resilient on his rise to the top and gave insight into what it’s really like to collaborate with artists such as Sean Paul and Wyclef Jean.
‘I dreamed of winning a MOBO award and now I have won 3 – always write down what you want to achieve so you can visualise it and speak your goal into existence’
Aside from Music, Fuse ODG is making waves in education, the toy industry, and clothing. With his range of Nana Dolls which aim to be an alternative for young black girls that want to see themselves represented. This is an important piece of work as he speaks about the representation of Africa in the media ‘I want to tell stories of my version of Africa; the people, the food, music, and dance, as the stories have historically been negative and it puts people off going to Africa’
Education is important to Fuse ODG and he’s working to create schools in Ghana to ensure the level of education is high and shared his long-term dream of having a school in every African country.
Before wrapping up the Q&A which saw the City Academy students surprise Fuse ODG with their dance to popular hit Jinja, he left with one parting piece of advice – ‘Recognise the blessings that you have being born in the UK, travel and aim to bless others around the world’