Winner of 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards ‘Unsung Category’, Akaateba Christopher Akanvarichaab aka Teflon Flexx says upcoming artistes should invest heavily in building a solid fan base else they have no career.

He said most of the young artistes don’t appreciate the importance of people around them who can be termed as their core fans to expand the wings of their musical craft.

In an interview on Pluzz FM, Teflon explained that his successes can be recounted from the massive support he has been getting from his family, friends and other music lovers who appreciate his style of music.

“Up-and-coming artists usually focus on more on their voices or their talent rather than getting closer to the people who will patronize their music.

“You can have the best talent but if no one gets to hear it or support it to get far, you won’t have a career” he said.

The 25-year-old Afro-beats artist who is based in the Northern part of Ghana noted that is he the first musician to rap in his native language Buli commercially.

Teflon Flexx was born in Wiaga and had his basic education in Sandema.

He attended St. Charles Minor Seminary Senior High School Tamale and studied B.ed Social Science at the University of Development Studies.

Teflon’s passion to do music started in childhood. He kicked off his career right after high school when he formed a music group called East Music which he left and later formed The Invaders a music group that got him massive recognition in his early university days.

He started his music professionally in 2018 with the release of his debut song ‘Murder’.

Teflon released an 8 tracks solo EP dubbed, ‘Village Boy In Suit’ the early part of 2019.

The EP includes ‘No foreplay’ his lead single which got him nominated for the Northern Music Video Awards.