Nat Adjetey Larbi musically known as Mr. Natty Borax was born on 12th May 1981 to Mr. Dan Larbie and Mrs. Lucy Akorley. He is very grateful to his parent for making a serious effort to educate him. He attended MOH Primary/J.S.S for his elementary education and attended Accra Academy for his secondary education.
Borax’s journey to stardom in the musical industry has been challenging and successful to say the least. His route to the highest ranks of music started in a manner comparable to that of most currently hype hiplife artistes.
He started at school entertainment programs and then graduated to performing at national shows like kiddafest, Ecstasy (fantasy) etc. Appearances at such events that usually gathered the best artistes / rappers of his time highlighted his talent as an ambitious hip-life artiste. Borax’s first influential recording was titled ‘ahoafe hemaa’ on ‘Deeba’ where he was featured by one of Ghana’s hottest English rapping MC’S-Bazaar.
The single was an instant hit especially among the youth basically because of the funky tempo of the music and Bazaar’s mastery of the english rap. The reputation he achieved from the pop collaboration earned him respect in the industry.
His next major composition was with Charles Kojo Fosu a.k.a Daddy Lumba, one of his mentors in the musical industry, a track titled ‘Asie ho’.
The star however accepts the influence of Daddy Lumba on the recording of the track and his career in a whole. After this collaboration Borax’s fame as a hiplife artiste was at its peak, he performed alongside Daddy Lumba at many MUSIGA and National shows that were hosted that year. After he recorded “Odo be wo dea” and “Pa Ntuma” in the subsequent years.
The lyrical composition of these albums was the icing on Borax’s cake as a hiplife artiste. There was no doubt on the minds of MUSIGA pioneers as well as hiplife enthusiasts that the young Borax had a great future in the industry-as gathered from music and showbiz documentaries and magazines published that year-.
BORAX: “let us not overlook our influence as artistes on the youth we should be careful in advising so the musically talented ones among them do not tarnish the image we have as an industry”.
Borax intends to tour the entire country in his campaign to ameliorate the living standards of orphans and street children in our society.
The purpose of the tour is to address the necessity to attend to the issue of street children and orphans and to raise funds and create awareness for the above theme.