His rise in the Ghanaian music industry has not been a surprise to keen observers; Okyeame Kwame showed signs of his creativity in the early days as a member of the duo Akyeame.In one of his songs, he talked about being the favourite rapper’s favourite rapper. Few can begrudge Kwame Nsiah Apau for making that statement because over the years his music has fueled the emotions of many.
His lyrics speak volumes and the rhythms he churns out have kept Ghana and the world dancing.
He became prominent in the late 90s as one half of the hip-life group Akyeame with friend and group member Okyeame Kofi. They enjoyed six years of success releasing 4 albums until in 2003, Kwame and his partner in rhyme/close friend, Qofi, decided to try their hands at solo careers. In 2004, he began his solo career and saw even more success as his career quickly skyrocketed.
He has four #MOGOAwards nominations.
International stages have carried his weight. Global audiences have been electrified by his craft.
In 1999, he performed at the world famous Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York, the Constitution hall in Washington DC and finally STRATSFORD Rex, London.
His self-produced The Versatile Show has been cited by many industry watchers as Ghana’s finest concert of the decade.
He has so far released 7 albums (4 while with the group Akyeame and 3 solo) and is currently working to his next album. As a member of Akyeame, they released Nyansapo in 1997, Nkonsonkonson in 1998, Ntoaso in 2000 and Apam Foforo in 2002.
His solo albums include Bohyeba in 2005, M’anwensem (My Poetry) in 2008 and The Clinic in 2011. His records were also featured on the Sony Africa Music Compilation in 2010.
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By: Kojo Akoto Boateng/citifmonline.com/Ghana