NANA KWABENA is a Ghanaian-American, Philly-bred global DJ, Producer, and Artist whose mission lives at the intersection of creativity, culture, and social consciousness. As a Grammy-nominated artist, NANA has produced for artists including Kanye West, John Legend and Rick Ross. He is a longtime collaborator of Wondaland label-mates Jidenna and Janelle Monae and the writer/producer of double-platinum and critically acclaimed anthem, “Classic Man.”
Music, magic, and innovative technology create the alchemy of NANA’s creative approach through a new genre and cultural movement known as SWANK.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, vocal advocate for Sickle Cell Disease and founder of the AllOneBlood foundation, his distinct style, infectious & signature rhythmic sound, and philanthropic spirit prove that you can be young, intrepid, and enterprising all while being an active and contributing member of the community.
The Afrotropolis Mix is NANA’s latest mix catering to a global audience, with Africa taking center stage. Notjustok.com caught up with the superstar DJ to get his thoughts on a few pressing issues. Here’s what he had to say: