Elivava

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Elivava
Birth name Tina Mensah
Also known as Elivava The African Gold
Born (1976-02-20) February 20, 1976 (age 42)
New Baika, Ghana
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active 2005 – present
Labels Elivava Productions
Associated acts
Website elivava.com

Tina Mensah (born February 20, 1976), better known by her stage name Elivava The African Gold (or Elivava for short), is an African Jazz recording artist, singer, songwriter and choreographer. She is a native of New Baika in the Buem District of Volta Region in Ghana, West Africa.[1][2]

Background history[edit]

In her early career, she worked as a backing vocalist with Rocky Dawuni, Kojo Antwi, Samini, VIP, and others.[3] Her first solo performance was at Fête de la Musique, held at Alliance Française - Ghana in 2005. Elivava is managed by her own management recording company, Elivava Productions, and writes her own music.[4]

She sings in several languages including Ewe, Ga and Twi. Others include English, French and German.[4]

Albums[edit]

  • I Live 4Ever

Influences[edit]

Elivava was influenced by the works of vocalist and performer Miriam Makeba and Billie Holiday.[5] [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elivava The African Gold". Official Website. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Elivava". Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Elivava Profile". GhanaWeb. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Biography: Elivava The African Gold". Official Website. Archived from the original on 15 March 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Elivava "The African Gold" …". Scratch Magazine. 25 December 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Elivava". GhanaMusic. 29 May 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2014.