There’s probably not a lot that needs saying about this young man who has taken the Ghana music industry by storm over a few years. From having his first single track, “Dat Tin”, Horatio is growing and glowing in his craft.
His songs have garnered tens and tens of millions of views on most of the online streaming digital platforms. He is also an amazing talent in the genre of afrobeat. His music is so accessible to every ear that it’s of little surprise that he is one of the most successful musical artists of this afrobeat generation in Ghana.
The only question is, what’s he going to do next. He is currently working on an exquisite album entitled “GRATITUDE”. Horatio is well established in Ghana and some parts of the Sub- Saharan, before setting his sights on the Nigerian music market.
The online selling singer-songwriter, known primarily for his smooth, electronic songs and reflective, Positivity-influenced lyrics, completely reinvented himself a few years ago. These days, his single track continues to tap into the personal – but his sound is more influenced by electronic renditions. Horatio’s most recent single, ‘Dat Tin’, was launched in August.
Horatio is what one might venture to call a proper New Ghanaian afrobeat artist, in the sense that he was conceived in late last year, has always been social-economical driven, and has included a few tops in his incoming album “Gratitude”. If you want to hear an artist that truly encapsulates afrobeat music, not just in Ghana, but in the Sub-Saharan, then look no further than Horatio
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
Horatio knew officially as Horatio Barnor born to Madam Priscilla Agyenim Boateng. He was born and bred in Accra, he remains the second of four siblings. He had his basic education at Riis Memorial School in Accra-Dansoman. He later furthered to the oldest secondary school in Ghana being Mfantsipim School.
Horatio claims he discovered his ability to sing very well at age ten. He added that growing up in the neighborhood where music is so loud every day on the hot streets of Accra-Dansoman in the early ’90s. He started imitating different various artists miming their songs each time the song is played.
Their love for the music craft got him doing extra work to nurture his talent. He actually wrote his own verses when he got to Mfantsipim school, which motivated him to start putting down pieces. After Mfantsipim School he remains self-employed in order to manage his own record label.