Ghanaian neo soul singer Ria Boss (also known as Maria Bossman Damiba) has spent the last two years digging into the heart of the rising wave of woman centric Ghanaian music. Inspired her personal experiences, spirituality and nature, and able to cross genres with the ease of artists with far more years in the industry, she is quickly becoming one of the shapers of what contemporary Ghanaian music should look and sound like. She is one of the founding members of Black Girls Glow, a collaborative group of female singers, rappers and poets who put out an eponymous and critically well received album in 2017, just one installment in a series of projects that saw Ria Boss experiment with her sound, her style and her brand image. Black Girls Glow’s themes of body positivity, female empowerment and the embrace of non-toxic love were all important themes that were amplified by the #MeToo movement.
Ria Boss put out The Lo-fi sessions in early 2018, an experiment in low fidelity music recorded away from the sterility of music studios and produced almost entirely by self recorded. After the runaway success of Find Your Free, her debut EP in Ghana, the Lo-fi sessions seemed a return to the intimate sound that had found Ria Boss her audience in the first place. And now it seems, she is yet again, ready for another metamorphosis.
Artist withdrawals are pretty common in the independent music universe with the pressure creative work often forcing artists to withdraw and re-calibrate. However not to worry, as a final act of benevolence, Ria Boss has made her entire catalogue available to download on Soundcloud while we wait for new music.
We stan a generous queen.
all my music is up for free download right now till the 14th when they’ll disappear : https://t.co/qJMxukzcbn 💜
— Daughter of Ra (@_RiaBoss_) April 9, 2018