This album has messages of hope, guidance and a better life for everybody. The album has ten tracks, each one with a different message and musical sound. Unlike any other music released by Bortier Okoe, the sounds are unique, yet still display the organic poly-rhythms typical of his music.
Wicked Kingdom features the singles, Love to the World and Onor Ji Onor instrumental, released in 2019. The title song, Wicked Kingdom, focuses on equal rights amongst all men, and motivates the listener to concentrate on their own freedom, encouraging pure intentions, despite negative external influences, and showcases the sound of Bortier’s outstanding drumming and musical skill.
This up-tempo album will be the dynamic soundtrack of 2020, with a deeper message within. The music aims to highlight that every person is important, and to enlighten you spiritually. It is uplifting, informative and inspirational, and Bortier hopes it encourages each of us to be aware of our own journey, and to aim to be the best person we can be.
released March 31, 2020
Songs written and performed by Bortier Okoe
Bortier Okoe performed lead & backing vocals, traditional African drums, including
kpalogo drums, djembe ( drum ), balafone, odono ( talking drum), ngongo (bell), Ashakai (Shakers), sogo & kidi (drums ), dundun, sha odaa, triangle, guitar on Track 6 and keys on Track 8.
Big thank you to all family friends and funs around the globe.
the amazing musicians that performed on this awesome
Borketey Okoe - drums and bass on most Tracks
Oquaye Rickey -Solo and Rhythm guitar, keyboard on most Tracks.
Dorcas - Backing vocalist on Track 3,5,6 and 8
Hanny - Backing vocalist on Track 2 and 7
Andy Ghana - Trampet on Track 5
Munya maidza - Guitar On Track 1
Obed Nii T3iko - Bass on Track 1 & 7
Nick Sverdloff - Sax on Track 1,2,3,4 and 9
Sophie Wilkinson - Sax on Track 7
Christina Guala - Sax on Track 1
Odai Nmai - Flute on Track 2,4, 5 and 9
Adam W - guitar on Track 8
Recorded in Ghana / Australia
Sound Engineers Oquaye (Rickeys Studio) Nungua Accra Ghana and
Munya maidza (ZK Music production) Adelaide Australia.
Mixed by Nick Music production Adelaide Australia
Mastered by Blue Arts Studios South Africa
Artwork drawing Mohamed, Artwork design by Bortier Okoe and Tracey Davis Thanks to Sanaa Festival.