We decided to jump straight into this “introducing” blog with the track that we were introduced to Mmorgan by.
Mmorgan stood out because of his voice, beats, and melodies. So, we reached out to get some more information only to find out he is also a nice guy.
Mmorgan is a part of the African diaspora, he was born in Europe, grew up in Amsterdam and now lives in London by way of the Gold coast 🇬🇭. Much like the new wave of African artists who are breaking barriers and taking Afrobeats to the Western charts, Mmorgan is coming with his own style and twist.
As Mmorgan himself predicted nearly a decade ago, it was only a matter of time until African artists started to take over. Over the last 30 years, the landscape of the world has drastically changed, and we have seen the west become more racially diverse and this change can be tracked in the music that is coming out. Afrobeats – started by the legend and innovator Fela Kuti, has taken on a life of its’ own and has many genres that have sprung from it, Afroswing, Afrobashment, Afrofusion, to name only a few- In the UK the cultural impact on the music in unavoidable, even Ed Sheeran is making afro/bashment influenced songs!
Mmorgan grew up with all types of music but cites his main musical influences as the King of Pop, Peter Tosh, Winston Groovy. Eminem, G-Unit, 5ive and Chris Brown. Listening to Mmorgan’s music you can hear from his melodic choices and the beats he makes that reggae, hip hop, and R&B have played a major role in shaping his overall sound.
Mmorgan says he fell in love music when he was a kid watching Sinead O’Conner’s “Nothing Compares”, with her pained expressive face and high-top fade filling the tv screen and captivating a young Mmorgan, who used to binge listen to the track over and over again in his headphones on his walkman (Remember those?). Flash forward to 1997 at the Amsterdam arena when a wide-eyed Mmorgan saw live arguably one of the best performers of our time – Micheal Jackson – and he knew this wasn’t just love, this was his calling.
Mmorgan started creating music in his early teens, eventually learning the technicality behind singing at drama school where he really started to develop his sound and learned to produce, which means not only can he make music for himself but also for others (Don’t be afraid to reach out to try and collaborate!)
Here are five shotgun Q&A’s with none other than Mmorgan himself;
How’d you get your name Mmorgan?
So, my surname is Morgan, the other M comes from Marvin which is my first name. But Mmorgan is easier to find than Morgan because there’s a gazillion Morgans’ out there and only one Mmorgan. Capiche?
Who would your dream collab be with?
Let’s see… Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell. Ariana Grande, Rihanna. Definitely Sia too, tell her to holla at me!
What made you get into music?
I always thought choirs sounded so lovely together, with all the harmonies and melodies. I wanted to be part of it. But it was also how rappers flowed on beats made me curious enough to try it myself. And I never looked back.
How would you describe your journey so far?
Let’s just say I had a very slow start. I dropped my first official single “Upgrade“, roughly 3 years ago and since then it’s just been a calm, slow, and steady upward graft.
Do you have any shows coming up?
So, there you have it folks!