November 12, 2015| 2:00pm
|Faquama Anthony Deline, Mr F Dot A|
F.A popularly known as Mr F Dot A, was born; Faquama Anthony Deline, in Monrovia, Liberia. An experienced performer, F.A. has opened for artistes such as Freddie Jackson, KC & JoJo, Chico Debarge, Cherrell, Donnell Jones, Anthony Hamilton, Too Short, Pimp C (RIP) and collaborated with local artistes in the United States, establishing his fan base in the American-based Liberian community.
In 2008 and 2009, he was awarded the prestigious Best Artiste of the Year title, by the Liberian Entertainment Awards, and nominated for Best R&B Artiste by the Liberian Image Awards, his visuals for his latest single, “Always” also has been nominated for Best Video.
Although, some categorize his music as Rhythm and Blues, he has coined his own term: Rhythm & Roots which can be described as a sensual mix of Afro Pop, R&B, Soul with melodies that naturally move the body.
Like many young Liberians displaced in the Diaspora, the 2005 election of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, provided the inspiration to return to Liberia to contribute to the rebuilding, and rehabilitation of the country through music. His passion for Liberia, and music are seamlessly intertwined, evidenced by the diversity he displays in his lyrics. In 2012 he released his first album under the BlueLinks Records label entitled “Foreign Affairs”. With a sold out show, and what many still call to date, “the best Liberian concert”, at the Monrovia City Hall, his moves have to be towards the top.
In March 2014, he was one of the lead featured acts at the first ever Sound City Beach Jam, which was headlined by music star; R2Bees and J-Martins.
With his new album, #MrFDotA, recently released to another sold out crowd, the album has taken F.A. back to his music roots, with more culture-infused beats, and paying homage to old Liberian artistes, who paved the way. The lead single “Bartender” is a certified hit, not only with Liberians worldwide, but all who know the meaning of having a good time.
“The music can only get better. I’m in a great space musically with my team and it shows through the music” says the Liberian superstar.
F.A. doesn’t think of himself as an artiste, he is simply a man with a golden voice and a pen. In his words, “Everyday life and seeing what other people go through also helps me when I write. I feel that I can connect with my audience better when they feel like I'm speaking to them.”
The multi-award winning music sensation has also decided to further strengthen his music brand and reach, and recently hit the studios with the talented songstress, and Capital Hill diva – Chidinma Ekile, mostly referred to as Ms. Kedike, for a masterpiece of a song. The track which will be titled ‘DESIRE’, sees both artiste dish out the very best lyrics, and will be dropping in a few days’ time on top download sites, with the video to follow soonest.
Connect with F.A on social media platforms:
And on his fan page:
FB: Mr F Dot A