University graduate Cyril Ofori Nelson better known by his stage name Original Scars (born 22 November 1987), is a British Songwriter/lyricist from Camberwell, South London. Currently writes for signed and unsigned artist, he is also a creative assistant for Channel Four's Battlefront and a writer for Channel Four’s 4 Talent.
Original Scars a name given to Cyril Ofori Nelson from his distinctive lyrical delivery and unique scars, which occurred at just 11 months from an accident. Original Scars is from Camberwell, South London and attended St Anthony's Catholic Primary School; later going to St Thomas the Apostle College. He went on to study at Richmond Upon Thames College then (Birmingham) University where he completed his BA (Hons) in International Business Management.
With an emphasis on education and sport Original Scars started pursuing an interest in music as a career with football being a key interest as a goalkeeper. He represented for Borough, District and County with peers including Kelvin Etuhu, Dominic Shimmin, Danny Hanyes and Miles Weston. Constantly analysing the techniques of his football idols which included Peter Schmeichel and David Seaman, Original Scars improved resulting in trial games for Manchester City FC and Millwall FC.
Original Scars focus on music became more where he attended British Academy of New Music and Bellenden music project where he was mentored by musicians including James Yarde producer and brother of saxophonist Jason Yarde. This lead to the release of "Signs For Love" released on the 13th of September 2009 were he featured with singer/songwriter Bee, produced by Rymez beats who has worked Tinie Tempah, Wiley and Tania Foster.
Currently being mentored by Kamanchi Sly and Ayak Thiik, Original Scars is set to release his first solo single.
The Original Scars brand is also venturing into youth development groups as well as music and fashion under the brand name of Bee Original Forever (www.beeoriginalforever.com).