# About Me
London-based independent music artist, poet, producer, songwriter, voice actor, and spoken word performer with a distinctive style. My signature sound, which I call "Conscious Conversational Rap" (CCR), is heavily influenced by the golden era of hip-hop from the 1990s. Artists such as 2Pac, Biggie, Jay-Z, Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, LL Cool J, Rakim, and The Lox have played a significant role in shaping my artistic direction. My album, Conscious Conversational Rap, is available now on all major platforms and on [iamkelechi.com](https://iamkelechi.com).
## Overcoming Adversity
At the age of 23/24, I experienced a life-changing brain injury in 2002 that left me bedridden and paralysed. With the help of dedicated medical professionals, I spent six months in the hospital and another four in rehabilitation, relearning how to walk and rebuilding my life. It was a long journey from a wheelchair, to a walking frame, to walking unaided.
In 2005, I faced another challenge when a chest infection led to pneumonia and ultimately a pulmonary cardiac arrest. I was clinically dead for a few minutes, but the exceptional medical team at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London brought me back to life. Afterward, I spent three months in a medically induced coma. These experiences have shaped me as an artist and inspired some of the songs on my Conscious Conversational Rap album.
## My Views and Disclaimer
The opinions expressed here are my own and are not intended to criticise or provide suggestions for how others should conduct their lives or businesses. They are solely my thoughts and should not be taken as advice or direction.
## Support My Work
If you'd like to support my art and help me continue creating authentic, uninfluenced work, you can do so in several ways:
- For collaborations and bookings, please use the contact form on the [Contact page](https://iamkelechi.com/contact).
- To avoid confusion with other artists named Kelechi, I've changed my artist name to "The Kelechi" on streaming platforms.
- You can donate via Cash App: `$Kelechi478`
- Donate via PayPal: [email@example.com]
- Alternatively, you can simply purchase my music for any amount you'd like to contribute.
Thank you for your support, and I look forward to sharing my art with you.