2020 Award Nominee

Fan Vote Award Winner

About The Artist

Located in London UK/Vancouver BC

Connection to Fraser Valley: Although currently stuck in the UK because of COVID-19, the Mauvey project truly began in Chilliwack, BC. I recorded the bulk of my music in a small studio in Chilliwack in 2017 before we officially launched Mauvey. Now I live in Chilliwack/Vancouver for part of the year and the UK for the other part - BUT, the Fraser Valley will always be my home (coming back in November!). I also went to high school in Agassiz 🙂

Fan vote winner

Born in Ghana, West Africa, and raised between the U.K and Vancouver, artist and songwriter, Mauvey, filters his unique batch of alternative music with hip hop, R&B/soul, and 80s inspired synth-wave always alongside his message: Love. “My message will always be Love” says Mauvey, who has designed his projects to distribute Love through the creative narratives of intentional songwriting, intelligent melody, and hypnotic beat.

Mauvey has been influenced by artists like Michael Jackson, Kanye West, Oumou Sangaré, Prince, Childish Gambino, Labrinth, NAO, The Weeknd, and Andre 3000, as he goes on to state: “I am inspired by artists who made contributions so significant that they or their music will never be forgotten”.

A passionate Mauvey says, “If my entire music career is a giant book about the rigours of Love, the ups, the downs, the highs and the complicated lows, I’d have done my job of distributing Love”, he goes on to say, “I want to be clear about what I’m talking, singing and rapping about – no games – I don’t know everything, but I know that Love is everything, there’s no better subject.”

In Summer 2020, Mauvey was awarded by the MOBO Help Musicians Fund. Mauvey has also been well supported by Huw Stephens’ BBC Music Introducing on Radio 1, including being Mercury Prize nominee Georgia’s ‘pick’. As well, Mauvey has gained backing from Jamz Supernova on Selector Radio (British Arts Council), after partnering up with W Songs, Warner Music UK’s publishing subsidiary.

Mauvey’s powerful lyrical content is unashamed, he isn’t perfect, and he’s not trying to be. Love is his mission, not just words in songs. The themes are not always black and white, at times, they’re a bit Mauvey.