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061: Mawule: Creating Meaning with Music

Mawule, songwriter and musician, shares his approach to creating music with impact and meaning, the different ways he expands his audience, and connecting with fans. Actually, it goes a bit deeper than that. Give it a listen.

After you listen, let me know your most important takeaway or a-ha moment from this conversation. Email me at or tweet to @brocedwards and let me know.


Mawule, Songwriter, Musician

Ebenezer Yebuah, better known by his artist name Mawule, was born and raised in Accra, Ghana. He and his family moved to Denver when he was 10 years old. Music has always been an integral part of Mawule’s life, starting with his active involvement in his church’s gospel choir. However, success in the music industry has never been the only goal in mind for Mawule.

His lifelong fascination with human relationships and an interest in becoming a couples counselor drove him to pursue a Bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Studies. Soon after, Mawule continued to pursue education and earned a Masters in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Colorado State University. As a student, he produced his first song titled, ‘Let You Go,’ which caught the attention of producer Glenn Sawyer. While education remained his top priority, he continued to write lyrics, concoct amazing beats, and produce music as a hobby. Upon his realization that a life without music was not an option, he re-emerged as Mawule, which means “Only God Knows” in the Ewe language, native to his birthplace.

Mawule’s music reflects his passion for the human connection and he uses it as a source of both comfort and empowerment for others. Mawule is inspired by what is real about life. His songs bring awareness to many social issues- all donned in a cloak of deep lyrics and catchy rhythms.

Connect with Mawule:


Twitter: @MusicMawule

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  1. Malika
    Malika June 5, 2019

    Thank you, for this article it is important,good.

    • broc edwards
      broc edwards June 8, 2019

      Appreciate it – glad it was helpful!

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