Patience Ayimbono Anafo talks about how music embraces diversity in its entirety. The Mentor X contestant with the stage name Bleau has found the perfect medium through which she can be heard – music.
The 21-year-old communication student is confident in her uniqueness. Bleau attributes her passion for the craft to a lonely childhood brought on by migration. She revealed th her love for music started from spending time with her mother, her biggest source of inspiration.
“I am different. I was really different when growing up we were born in Nigeria, and then we came to Ghana. So I had a little tough time making friends, and my mum used to like music a lot. So I learnt from her. As time went by, I found out that music was my only way to get people’s attention.
“Music has always been my way of telling my own story or speaking for myself. We have different types of music. You can express yourself in sadness, happiness to the world. So that’s why I chose to come to Mentor.”
She reveals that she won’t take any chances with the opportunity that the reality show offers.
“Being on Mentor is a way to sell my music to people. A way to show people that you can have different things in music. You don’t need to follow the status quo. You can have your own thing trying to tell people who you are? What you want to do. You know have something different about you. Music is about the difference to me. It’s about proving to the world that even from Ghana, we have a difference that they don’t have.”
According to Bleau, the ultimate prize from the competition would be the invaluable store of knowledge she has access to. Although she would love to be crowned the next global icon, Bleau believes in the power of experience and exposure.
“Not necessarily about the prize. Yes, if I do get to win, why not? That would be great. But what if I win and I still don’t learn anything? At the end of the day, I will go out and still won’t be a great artiste. I am here because I want to be something bigger after Mentor. And if I don’t get that, then winning the prize is nothing.”
By Grace Somuah-Annan|3news.com|Ghana