Asanté has been a triple threat performer since the age of three, finding his introduction into the creative world in church in New York. He made his Broadway debut in the original cast of the Las Vegas production of the Lion King as the lead role, young Simba, and performed in Debbie Allen’s spinoff, Twist, at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta. Since then he has been featured in commercials for companies such as Google and Taco Bell, as well as television shows: ABC’s American Crime, Netflix’s Alexa and Katie, and USA’s Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.
His burning desire to be in the spotlight and his intense drive and motivation to succeed has pushed him to fully devote his time to a career in music. Working day and night around the clock, Duane has further uncovered and expanded upon his musical talent, which is made evident through his lyricism and melodic vocals. He is not only able to quickly and effectively write a unique original song, but also able to execute his own lyrics and melodies like a veteran in the industry.
Asanté has a unique musical style, and is inspired by artists like Stevie Wonder, Miguel, Adele, Frank Ocean, and Michael Jackson. With much to say, Duane expands on his life experiences in his lyrics, creating true meaning and emotional connection with his listeners. “I want people to be able to feel every emotion that I put into my music and not only be able to bop along to catchy tunes. I desire to change the world through my music and be an artist that people can go to when they’re feeling any type of pain, happiness, anger or love for resolve and positive reinforcement, so they know successful people go through the same ups and downs.”
Why does he stand out?
Real meaningful relatable lyrics that make listeners feel the emotional value that he brings in each song. His vocals, combined with his ability to rap, dance, and practice acrobatics, make him similar to an artist like Chris Brown.Everyone who meets Duane loves his personality and can’t get enough of him. He has a spectacular stage presence as he has been in the spotlight for his entire life. He is cool, flashy, everyone loves him and wants to be around him. Brings light to a room and is an entertainer at heart.