Dave DA MusicBox, a.k.a. Eliel David Ofori-Atta, is a music producer, songwriter, recording artiste, music director and pastor. Born on January 26 to missionaries Apostle Florence and Rev. George, Dave grew up in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. He is the eldest of three siblings: a brother and a sister.
Dave started playing music in church at a very young age. And at age ten, he was already playing the drums. By his thirteenth birthday he had become the head of the music and sound department in his church. Tagging along with his uncles to gigs, concerts and studio sessions in his early teens, Dave quickly graduated from an amateur music environment to professional music production. Still in his teens, his love for all things percussion saw him collaborate on beats arrangements for rappers.
Dave was made music director and president of his university’s mass choir during his third and final year of studies. And right after moved into full time music production as director, producer and songwriter. He has since been working with both local and international artistes. Dave is founder of DaveDaMusicBox, Co-Producer at GrooveHouse, He also performs with his friends and regular crew: the musicbox
“My music is more of a calling than a passion” he says. “It’s what drives me”. To him, the stage is a vehicle of positivity.
The album dubbed “Out of the Box Experience” is a follow up to his debut album, “Out of the Box”. The album features a cocktail of African and urban contemporary rhythms. The “Out of the Box Experience” album expresses a unique and honest approach to gospel music. This project is definitely an experience since it gives one a live feeling, a true representation of the music.
On this project, Dave places emphasis on the act of praise and worship in the church. The praise and worship is taken from an urban perspective and that makes it an “out of the box experience”.
The likes of Koda, Francis Kweku Osei, Esaias, Jeshurun Okyere and Afriy David feature on this project. The project is a 11 track self produced album mixed and mastered by Francis Kweku Osei at Groove House Studios.
The Musical Experience
The “Out of the Box Experience” album launch is an event aimed at introducing, celebrating and promoting the album. With the likes of guest artistes such as Edwin Dadson, La Famille, All Night Family and Minister Emma, Dave is set to host a show to the glorification of the Almighty. The event is slatted to happen this April. Keep your fingers crossed for this one as UGMB keeps you updated.
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