Mauvey

Award: MOBO Help Musicians Fund

Year: 2020

Genre: R&B/Soul

Instrument/voice type: Singer-songwriter

Location: South West

Website: mauvey.com

Mauvey is a Ghanaian Born and U.K. raised artist and song writer. Mauvey's message is love. It will always be love. Mauvey's projects have been designed to distribute Love through the creative narratives of intentional song writing, intelligent melody, hypnotic beat, and vibe.

Born in West Africa, Mauvey has been influenced by artists like Michael Jackson, Prince, Oumou Sangaré, Childish Gambino, and Andre 3000. "I am inspired by artists who made contributions so significant that they or their music will never be forgotten”, says Mauvey, who experiments by adding Hip Hop, R&B, and Soul to his unique batch alternative of music.

A passionate Mauvey says, "If my entire music career is a giant book about the rigours of Love, the ups, the downs, the highs and the complicated lows, I'd have done my job of distributing love", he goes on to say, "I want to be clear about what I'm talking, singing and rapping about, no games, I don't know everything, but I know that Love is everything, there's no better subject".

Mauvey's powerful lyrical content is unashamed, he isn't perfect, and he's not trying to be. Love is his mission, not just words in songs. The themes are not always black and white, at times, they’re a bit Mauvey.

Shortly after a UK tour of 30 dates in just 6 weeks was forced on ice by COVID-19, Mauvey retreated to write and record. Gratefully, Mauvey was able to complete 19 of the 30 tour dates earlier this year in cities across Scotland and England.

With great support from BBC Music Introducing / BBC Radio 1 / Huw Stephens in Summer 2020, Mauvey has also proudly teamed up with Warner Music UK’s bespoke publishing subsidiary, W Songs.

Thank you Help Musicians for this incredible opportunity.
You will never truly know the full extent of your support.

Firstly on my mental health. Receiving this award has given me a significant boost in not only my self- confidence, but also confidence in the years of hard work I’ve put in and confidence in this phenomenal Industry we are in.

I do not take receiving this award lightly. All I wanted was an opportunity to walk the walk and not just talk about what I wanted to do. I see It as my responsibility to be a positive example for other men, women and children who look like me.

With this award, I can record my debut album and tell my story exactly how I dreamed about. I can record my debut album without compromising on quality or worrying about where the finances are coming from.

I am excited to execute the next 6 months of writing, recording, mixing, mastering, video and overall visual production.

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