- Words Maria Mukaranda
Musician, songwriter, and producer Turph Kako explores the vivid emotions of heartbreak on his new EP, 'Heartbreak On A Full Moon'.
Turph Kako, the UK-based Nigerian musician, songwriter, and producer who has cultivated a diverse and rhythmic style of his own, has released his debut EP. Influenced by a wide spectrum of artists from Bob Marley to Kendrick Lamar, Turph Kako consciously defies musical categorisation, embracing versatility in lieu.
His new EP continues this journey, delving into the complexities of heartbreak and the challenges faced in romantic relationships, blending African rhythms with soulful R&B as he delves into themes from toxicity to personal growth. Now available on major streaming platforms, the project offers a sonic journey through not just heartbreak, but the multi-dimensional world of an artist on the rise.
Reflecting on the creative process, Turph Kako states: “In 2020, the inspiration to create an Afro-soul/Afro-fusion EP that would vividly capture these emotions [of heartbreak] through a blend of groovy yet melancholic tunes came about. The track ‘Heartbreaker’ marked the beginning of this creative journey, though it didn’t ultimately find its place in the EP. Relocating to Bristol, UK, where I knew nobody, I found solace and continuity in my passion for music. The city introduced me to like-minded musicians and my amazing collaborators who helped bring this EP to fruition.”