Rondell “Nko” Glasgow

Rondell produced songs including cKush - Welcome to Moco Moco

Music by Rondell “Nko” Glasgow

What do you call someone who is a music teacher, a musical director, a studio and live performance musician, and a 'med' student? Well, he goes by the name Rondell “Nko” Glasgow.

Glasgow is 23 years old and juggles his love for music with his pursuits in science. “People always ask me how I manage it all but I love what I do and so it never really becomes a burden to me,” he said. “It's really about being able to discipline yourself physically and mentally.”

The genesis of his interest in music, however, dates back to 2012, when he had just joined Queen's College. Musical theory was offered as a subject in school but the young man, so enthusiastic, joined “music lessons”. According to him, these lessons taught by his teacher, Leon McDonald provided him with his musical foundation.

“Unlike most of the other subjects that I studied growing up, music never felt like one that was a burden or one that I was forced to do. Instead, it felt natural and almost like I was born to do it,” Glasgow said.

Music, therefore, became an integral part of his life because whenever he found school or life, in general, becoming overwhelming, it became “therapeutic”; it was his “retreat”. He has also been involved in numerous live and studio events.

One of his most memorable live performances was perhaps with his band at the 'Hope is Rising' concerts and as a studio musician. One of his better projects, he recalls, was working on Samuel Medas's 'Royalty' album.

“Music has a very powerful impact and influence on people so I try my best to always play clean music (in most cases, gospel) as I find comfort in knowing that my talent is being used to influence and change the lives of people for the better ,” the young musician said.

Ultimately, he just wants to see the local music industry grow and for him, sharing his knowledge and encouraging more people to learn music is one way of getting that done. It doesn't matter what it takes, he will be a positive force to be reckoned with.

Today Rondell Glasgow owns his own Recording Studio; “Guava Productions” and professionally assists in musical productions along with the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports.

When not on contract, Rondell endeavors in productions and compositions with local artists that are “Trying to make it” in the music industry.

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