Appa Haile Grimes (born April 26,1986),stage name Apaco-Z,is a Liberian singer,rapper,song writer and a composer. He has released two albums and worked on other projects with underground singers from,Nigeria,Ghana,Russia,etc
Apaco-Z was born to Joseph L.Grimes and Oretha M. Juah in Montserrado county,Monrovia,Liberia.He gradated from Cathedral Catholic high school,Stella Maris polytechnic with BSc in Building construction technology and MSc in Civil engineering from Harbin Engineering University in China.
Apaco-Z is amazingly brilliant and claims to have no specific style gushing out his versatility,he’s done different genres and styles of music blending in with his own melodies and taste of music. He’s done,zouk,rap,gospel,rock etc… After graduating from high school he attempted making music but was encouraged by his Mother to finish college first.
He was also influenced by his step father Quincy T. Juwle who’s a comedian and musician.He released his 1 st album ‘MOTHER’S LOVE’ in 2009 a year after graduating but wasn’t really recognized. Ever since he’s remained a lone wolf looking forward to recognition and in search of management. He launched his second album in 2014 China during his years at the university called ‘THE DIFFERENCE’ and produced some videos that are on his YouTube channel APACO-Z.
He writes all his songs and his second album was produced by Fortclay studio which is owned by his friend from Mozambique,he now resides in China working on his third album while going to school. Apaco-Z draws inspiration from different genres and artists in musical history.Apaco-Z is very blunt in his personal opinions,ideas and possesses highly intense sense of humor. Apaco-Z believes that a person can be anything.
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