2131 RECORDS has announced it has signed on a new artiste, a curvaceous 19-year old singer by name Lousika. Lousika released two new singles last Saturday on YFMs Saturday Morning Live show with Jeremie Van-Garshong. The singles, titled ‘Take Over’ and ‘Hands Up’, are Lousika’s official introduction to the Ghanaian music scene. She joins Atumpan and upcoming rap artiste Gemini on the 2131 label.
Lousika was born Christelle Akua Sika Amankona, in La Garennes Colombes, Paris. She adopted the name Lousika- which is a fusion of Lou (the French word for wolf) and Sika her middle name- to represent her French/Ghanaian backgrounds. Lousika spent most of her life in Paris with her mom and dad. After her parents separated in 2001, she dropped out of high school and run away from home to experience life on her own because she couldn’t deal with the stress that came with the separation.
On the streets, Lousika had to fend for herself so she took a job as a barmaid at a nightclub. She got recruited into the street team of ASPROD; an event organising company, and started distributing flyers for them. While working for ASPROD, she took advantage of their industry contacts and recorded 6 songs. One of them, ‘Stop Hating’, which was in French and Twi, got a lot of attention for her among the Ghanaian community in Paris.
She met French rapper Greene Money one night at a club and did a freestyle which impressed him. Greene Money invited her to feature on his mixtape ‘Vol.3 – Greenologie’ and after hearing her song ‘Stop Hating’, he offered to shoot a video for her and get her a deal with Rolls Royce Music- an indie label in Miami. The deal couldn’t materialise because she had to come to Ghana due to a family emergency in April 2011.
In Ghana, she hooked up with Lloyd ‘Peewee’ Baffour, a founding member of The Cue, whom she knew through a mutual friend in Paris. After joining The Cue family, she was discovered by 2131 RECORDS who currently manage her music affairs. Lousika raps and sings in four languages (French, Twi, English and Spanish), dances very well and expresses herself through her music.
She uses music as a tool for motivation and empowerment of women. Her songs are mostly about love, partying, enjoying the finer things in life and being comfortable in one’s own skin without letting hatred from other people get to you. She aims at making African woman more comfortable being sexy, confident and content with their bodies.
With the support of 2131 RECORDS, The Cue and her family, Lousika is targeting the Ghanaian entertainment scene and eventually Africa and the rest of the world.