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Born in Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad, Konata found his love for music at an early age by performing as a trumpet player as part of the National Youth Orchestra of Trinidad and Tobago and the Queen’s Royal College Concert Band. Thriving in a creative environment and embracing his Caribbean roots, the talented musician eventually joined the calypso stage band ‘Caution’, which is where he added back-up vocalist and musical arranger to his ever-growing portfolio.
It was after a brief study of Physics as a major at the University of The West Indiesthat Konata realised life had only one path for him: music. Identifying a gap in the market, he moved to the United Kingdom to pursue his passion. Deciding to build a solid foundation for his blossoming career, Konata took a break from performing to attain a degree in Arts Management from London South Bank University. Doing this to move closer to his aim of starting his own independent record label, he then went on to study Audio Engineering at the world-famous School of Audio Engineering London.
Upon gaining his qualifications, Konata was ready to put his skills into practice. During this time and for the next four years following his graduation from LSBU, Konata worked as anEvent Manager and DJ/MC. He also worked with some of London’s top venues, including HMV Hammersmith and Alexandra Palace and media outlets such as BBC 1xtra and MTV Base.
After gaining a vast array of industry knowledge and experience, it was in 2010 that Konata moved towards re-launching his solo career. As well as touring the UK, Europe and Trinidad, the ambitious performer also produced several singles and music videos which specifically targeted the UK Caribbean market.