By: Natasha Archary
The King of Afro Dance, A-Star joined DJ Keyez on The Ultimate Kaya 959 Top 30 sharing a bit more information about himself and the collaboration with South African rap sensation Sho Madjozi.
Jamil Abbas known professionally as A-Star is a songwriter and performing artist who became popular in 2019 after releasing his single Kupe Dance. The name A-Star was derived from the place he grew up, Aylesbury, a county town in South East England and the strong conviction that Jamil knew he would be a star one day.
His track Stepping Good featuring Sho Madjzi is currently trending on the social media platform Tik Tok with creators vibing to the feel-good number and rising up to the #SteppingGoodChallenge.
Born on 30 January 1992, in Ghana, the 29-year old loves creating Afro Dance music that makes people happy and want them to dance, even if they can’t.
He spoke to DJ Keyez about his name, how he got into the Afro House scene, some of his biggest tunes such as Kupe Dance that was pushed on social media by stars like P. Diddy and Madonna, he also touched on his new release ‘Last Dance‘ which dropped on Thursday, 29 July.
Listen to A-Star’s full interview with DJ Keyez on The Ultimate Kaya 959 Top 30 here:
Watch the original vibe video for Stepping Good here:
Starting his musical journey as a Hip-Hop artist, A-Star decided to explore the Afro Dance genre more after Afrobeat took over the world. He wanted to stay true to his African roots until he found his style with Afro Dance music which is a fusion of Afrobeat, Afro House and Amapiano.
His love for Hip Hop and listening to his favourite artists Jay Z, Kanye West, Tupac, Biggie and Nas is what sparked his path in music, studying music production which then launched him as an Afro Dance artist.
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