Cina Soul
Background information
Birth nameChristie Quincyna Quarcoopome
Born (1996-05-03) 3 May 1996 (age 25)
Accra, Ghana
OriginAccra, Ghana
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • performer
Years active2014–present
LabelsUniversal Music Group
Associated actsSarkodie, Efya, M.anifest, Worlasi, RJZ, Yaa Yaa, Gyidi, Pappy Kojo
Kill Mi

Christie Quincyna Quarcoopome also known in showbiz as Cina Soul is a Ghanaian singer-songwriter and recording artist.[1] A finalist at the 2014 Vodafone Ghana Music Icons competition held in Accra, Ghana.[2]

Early life

Christie Quincyna Quarcoopome was born and raised in Kokomlemle, Ghana, Accra to Ghanaian parents and hails from Jamestown in Accra. She is a native of the Ga Tribe of Ghana. Cina Soul had her Junior High school at [Deyoungsters International School] and Senior high school education at Aburi Girls Senior High School and continued to study psychology and archaeology at the University of Ghana.[3]

Musical career

Cina Soul's first attempt to music was her participation in the Vodafone Ghana Music Icons in 2014 and emerging as a finalist. After which we saw a series of mashups and covers of some mainstream songs including Mr Eazi's Bankulize and Cyna's Bamidele.[4] In 2016, Cina released her debut album, 'Metanoia' featuring M.anifest, Worlasi and KiDi, the record that led her to the spotlight, earning her a spot on the charts with singles; Awo and Julor.[5][6][7] Cina Soul was involved immensely in the Black Girls Glow Project which was launched in 2017 by Dzyadzorm and Poetra Asantewa. Alongside acts like Adomaa, Fu and Ria Boss, the group released their first album, Mother of Heirs in July 2017.[8] Cina Soul performed at the Allianz Awards,[9] the Goethe Institut in December 2017 alongside Nana Yaa at the "Ghana Goes Germany",[10] the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in 2017.[11] She also hosted her own concert, 'Metanoia X'.[12] Earlier in 2018, Cina Soul released her first single after her EP, '00:01'[13][14] which led to her being signed by the Universal Music Group.[15][16] She released her second record this year, '12:01' under the new record label.[17][18]

Personal life

Cina is the second of three children, she has an older and younger sister all of whom are talented singers; a talent they might have inherited from their father.

Universal Music Group

In early 2018, Cina Soul released her first single after her EP, '00:01' which led to her being signed by the Universal Music Group.[19][20] She released her second record and debut single under the Universal Music imprint in August 2019, titled Adukwei. The song, produced by Nii Quaye, is performed in her local Ga dialect, was recorded ahead of the 2019 edition of the Homowo festival, a festival celebrated by the Ga people of Ghana.[21]

Artistry

Cina Soul boasts of a diverse vocal range but settles within the genres of Soul, R&B, and Highlife music. Cina Soul's music is written and sung in both English and Ga. She admits most of her songs are derived from personal experiences.[22]

Influences

Cina Soul's musical inspiration is derived strongly from Western influences. Her other musical influences are Anita Baker, Brandy, Sade, Aretha Franklin, Aṣa and Whitney Houston. She seeks artists with similar voice textures to hers and gleans from their experiences to enrich her own.

Discography

Year Title Production credit Album Ref
2016 Julor (feat. M.anifest) Odunsi Metanoia (EP) [23]

[24]

Lovers' Tiff
Lolonye (feat. Worlasi)
Baddo (feat. KiDi)
Mama No Like Me
Next To You
Awo
2017 Fresh Air (with Ria Boss, Poetra Asantewa) Keyzuz Mother of Heirs [25]

[26]

Doing The Most (with Ria Boss, Poetra Asantewa, Adomaa) Alex Wondergem
Dumb (with Poetra Asantewa, Ria Boss) EDWVN
Conversations (Interlude) (with Ria Boss, Poetra Asantewa, Adomaa) KMRU
Haystack (with Dzyadzorm) Colin Shin
Black is The Power (with Adomaa, Fu) Alex Wondergem
Humpty Dumpty (with Poetra Asantewa) Samplified
Child's Play (with Ria Boss, Poetra Asantewa, Fu, Adomaa) Nii Quaye
2018 00:01 SFC Productions Single [27]
12:01 Pheelz [28]
Hmmmh (feat. Ko-Jo Cue & Shaker) BBnz Pen & Paper [29]
2019 Adukwei NiiQuaye Single [30]
Killi Mi NiiQuaye [31]

Videography

Year Title Director Ref
2018 00:01 Andy Madjitey [32][33]
12:01 Director K [34][35]

Awards and nominations

Year Organization Award Nominated Work Result
2019 MTN 4SYTE TV MVA Best Photography Ojorley Won[36]
2020 VGMA Best Video of the Year Killi Mi Won[37]
2020 VGMA Record of the Year Cina Soul Nominated[38]
3Music Awards Video of the Year Ojorley Nominated[39]
3Music Awards Female Act of the Year Herself Nominated[40]
3Music Awards Female Vocalist of the Year Herself Nominated[40]
3Music Awards Highlife Act of the Year Herself Nominated[40]
3Music Awards Highlife Song of the Year Ojorley Nominated[40]
3Music Awards Best Live Performance 3Music Awards Nominated[40]

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