100% Technology

100%

100%

100% aka Paul Forjoe is a rising spoken word artist in Accra and he’s made quite a name for himself as a prolific wordsmith within the city’s poetry collective EHALAKASA.

His work is inspired by HipHop music and pidgin narratives and perspectives of Ghanaian politics. 100% went from struggling to express himself as an artist to owning a distinctive style and performance routine.

“Bitch, Ni+*#, Sh@*” must be 100%’s biggest release till date and he’s managed to ride that wave into online visibility. “Bitch, Ni+*#, Sh@*” is an observation of how these words are re-purposed and trivialized through social norms and patriarchy.

There’s an energy I think I bring on stage that people just like and my pieces have always done something for people because I don’t necessarily like repeating so I have an arsenal of different pieces that depending on the occasion I can just pull out, and it seems that people like that about me, or maybe it’s just the fact that I like smiling. – 100%

100%

100%

100% will be present at Chale Wote this year alongside Poetra Asantewaa. Together, they will perform a piece dubbed We Are Technology. He explains the relation to the festival theme as an exploration of social ideals that centers human fulfillment and aspirations around gadgets and mass consumption of technology.

 

Story by Fafa MacAuley x Nana Serwaa Quarshie

Leave a Reply