WholeBird was born Jeffrey Kojo Addo in Accra, Ghana on June 18th, 1990 to Prince and Felicia Addo. He was raised in Ghana, West Africa for 12 years with mostly his mother while his father was living in the United States of America but would frequently visit. In November of 2002, WholeBird moved to live with his father in the States where he continued his education.
Music & Influence
As a kid WholeBird was inspired by his Uncle Samuel Ofosu and his Gospel band from church and so they were a great influence on him in having a passion for music. He was among several choir groups in the Church of Pentecost both in the United States and Ghana. Since the age 16 he has grown to pursue a greater passion for Gospel Rap and Hip-hop/R&B genre and working currently with his team to create a genre called Afro Trap. Among his other influences were Tupac Shakur, Michael Jackson, 50 cent and Gucci Mane. Gucci Mane actually had the greatest impact on WholeBird for him to choose the Trap style type of genre as he states because Gucci made it seem very easy and mostly used nursery rhymes.
His main goal with his music is to be able to inspire people into following and achieving their goals as well as being able to give back to his communities in Africa and the United States. His greatest motivator has been his 7 year old son Darius Addo