MEET ELIVAVA THE AFRICAN GOLD
|Real Name||Tina Mensah|
|Stage Name||Elivava (The African Gold)|
Tina Mensah, well known by her stage name Elivava The African Gold (Elivava), is an Afro Pop Afro Jazz recording artist, singer, songwriter, performer, and choreographer. She is a native of New Baika in the Buem District of the Volta Region of Ghana.
After working as a background singer and choreographer with most of the top and popular, local and international artists, such as Ebo Taylor, Teddy Osei and the Osibisa band, Rocky Dawuni, Ally Keita, Stevie Wonder, Kojo Antwi, Afro Moses, Samini, VIP and Atongo, Elivava gathered extensive experience and went solo.
Elivava’s debut solo performance was in June 2005 at Fête de la Musique, a music event held at Alliance Française in Accra – Ghana.
Her style of music is a medley of Afro Pop Afro Rock, Afro Beat Afro Jazz and Soul with an underlined easy listening World Music approach. She sings in English, French, and several local languages including Ewe, Ga, and Twi.
In her maiden album, “I Live 4Ever”, Elivava wrote all but two of the songs on the album which she co-wrote and arranged.
She is passionate about her singing and this is discernible in her voice as it rises and falls with the moods she creates with the different songs and their diverse messages.
Elivava was influenced by the works of vocalist and performer Miriam Makeba, Tina Turner, Angelique Kidjo, Evelyn King, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, and music legend Billie Holiday, who she used as study piece whilst studying jazz skills and techniques.
Check out her recent Live video performance at the Copenhagen Jazz festival.
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Please note: Part of elivava Performance funds goes to the ELIVAVA WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROJECT & INITIATIVE (EWEHPI)