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Montréal, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 1996 | INDIE

Montréal, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1996
Solo Hip Hop Pop




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2007 : Voice of the Streets 

2009 : VITA (The Lost Tapes) 

2011 : Sur Le Rythme (Soundtrack)

2012 : RULE! 

2015 : Ghetto Pop 



ForeverPreach (aka Preach Ankobia) is a Canadian entertainer, songwriter, producer, mentor, public speaker & entrepreneur who is best known for his song ‘One More Chance’ from the film ‘Sur Le Rythme’ starring Nico Archambault & Mylene St-Saveur, as well as the resident emcee, co-host and administrative director of the Kalmunity Vibe Collective, Canada's longest running & largest musical improv collective. His music has also been featured in a number of popular television shows and films such as Ray Donovan, Shameless, The Glades, Single Ladies, Dérapages, The Art of More, Switched at Birth, Su Nombre Dolores, Mohawk Girls & many more.

In 2011, Preach became the first urban Canadian artist to have a hip hop music video screened in Cineplex Odeon theatres across French speaking provinces for an entire summer. Supported by outlets such as Vrak TV & NRJ Montreal, ‘One More Chance’ became a hit among youth in Quebec & as a result found an 8+ week placement on the Musique Plus Top 5 music video countdown. An interactive ‘insert yourself’ version of the video was also produced exclusively for Facebook.

In 1996, while barely out of 7th grade, Preach joined a popular DJ soundsystem by the name of Black Temple & became Montreal’s youngest dancehall DJ. Before the age of 18 Preach spun alongside some of the world’s most celebrated DJs such as David Rodigan, DJ Clue, Tony Matterhorn, Stonelove & more.     

In 2003 Preach became a primary member of Kalmunity, a musical improv supergroup with over 100 active & rotating members. Considered the resident emcee, He has gone on to share stages with the collective well over 500 times at events such as their famed weekly Tuesday & Sunday night concerts as well as the Montreal International Jazz Fest, Hennessy’s Art of Blend, Nuit D’Afriques, Voix D’Amerique, The Irie Music Festival, House of Paint & many more. In 2015 Preach became the collectives administrative director.

As a soloist, ForeverPreach has performed at major music festivals such as Osheaga, IF3, the Montreal International Reggae Festival & Under Pressure, to name a select few and has shared billing & stages with notable acts such as Public Enemy, Big Krit, Common, Smif & Wessun, Planet Asia, Sonia Benezera, Alan Prater & more.

In 2007 Preach released his debut album entitled ‘Voice of the Streets’. Since then he has released 1 mixtape by the name of ‘VITA : The Lost Tapes’ & 2 follow up albums (Rule! & Ghetto Pop). His voice can be heard in Cirque du Soleil’s travelling production of ‘Totem’ as well as the musical voice over of Royal T (played by Eddie Guillaume) in an episode entitled “Better A Lion Than A Sheep’ for the Dennis Quaid produced ‘Crackle’ series ‘The Art of More’.    

ForeverPreach is a noted budding songwriter who composes the lion share of his features recorded performances (other than fellow emcee's) and has been invited to songwriting sessions & camps coordinated by Vincent DeGiorgio, James Disalvio of Bran Van 3000, Jean “Leloup” Leclerc, Sharon Brooks and more. He has written for and alongside artists such as Jacynthe, Elsiane, Take The Night, Uness, Meryem Saci & others and has been a close collaborator of Mario Sevingy & Nuthin But Hitz LLC.   

Not a huge fan of idle time, Preach fills a number of his days serving as the co-director of Stolen From Africa, a non profit urban community, lifestyle & apparel group based out of Toronto. He regularly appears at speaking engagements for schools & community organizations in and around his hometown fielding a range of topics from music to mental illness & has been known as a mentor & source of guidance to some of Montreal's most popular up & comers.

Preach is a former inner city youth worker who is known as a well informed, deeply spiritual, humorous, outspoken musical activist who is a proponent of natural living, a proud descendant of Vincentian & Haitian parents and one hell of a chef!

ForeverPreach can be seen live every Tuesday night at Petit Campus alongside members of Kalmunity.

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