Guest Name, Kwame Hanna

Kwame Hanna
Kwame Hanna

Since a child I was more drawn to the arts than another other subject. My favourite gift as a child was when my father bought me special comic book paper for me to draw on, I would spend hours creating stories. My first character was Rastaman. I loved music from a young age and at the age of 12 I use to try to rap as my Cousin Dr Kristy Parker would sing. Charlie Brown would play a big role in keeping me with the arts as he encouraged me to draw and gave me a safe environment to play video games and he let me watch him produce music and would always let me hear the latest songs. My older brother Aquil Hanna would put out a song around 1995-6 with Tim Russel and Dr. Neil Parker and I can remember being so proud of them. For music and the arts The Bahamas had very little opportunities and I did not want to live anywhere else so I gave up what I loved to stay where I loved. I also doubted my abilities so I changed my path several times from Culinary arts to Biology to Kinesiology and finally psychology. I simply became a fan of the arts and would spend my time creating stories, writing poems, sketching, and making home videos. My Younger Brother Kiron Hanna aka Def Ninja would start rapping and making beats from he was like 12-13 and that inspired me to get started in 2008 with White house when I was hired by Roy Millions and Managed El Padrino. I helped Padrino work on his first solo Album called Inauguration Day.  I really knew that this was the career for me I loved working on songs and learned a lot from Padrino but I had not finished my degree so I Went back to Dalhousie in 2009 but as soon as I got there I worked with a film crew trying to make a college comedy and made a trailer for a hobo with a shotgun trailer competition,i also worked with two Rap Artist as we made songs but an album never came though because my main focus was still my education. I Graduated in 2011 with a Bachelors in Science and came home to the Bahamas. I began working with Whitehouse and we worked until I left to start my own company in 2013 that year I created 3rd Dimension Media and The Bahamas Now. I built the Bahamas now website in 2014 and would join track road theater where I was a stage manager, actor, and assistant director. Matthew Kelly also tutored me on Directing and acting. I would leave trackroad to focus on my companies as I had to work at the same time. I would next get the oppurtunity to work on a big budget film called Cargo Directed by Kareem Mortimer and I was a production assistant. As I kept creating my stories I began creating songs and I decided that I will eventually build my own music company as I needed songs for my Media creations. I would build the 3rd Dimension Media Website in 2019 and decided I would do an album for the projects on Heroes Bridge Studios.