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Kwesi Arthur

Kwesi Arthur

Ghanaian rapper and musician
Kwesi Arthur
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Intro Ghanaian rapper and musician
Is Rapper
From Ghana
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 1994, Tema, Ghana
Age 27 years
Kwesi Arthur
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Emmanuel Kwesi Danso Arthur Junior (born 18 December, 1994), better known as Kwesi Arthur, is one of the best rappers and musician from Tema,Ghana. He was nominated for Best International Act at the 2018 BET Awards. He is currently considered one of the best young artists in Ghana and Africa.

Early life and education

Kwesi Arthur was born in Tema to Ghanaian parents Samuel Danso Arthur and Vivian Ofosu Danso Arthur . Kwesi is the first of 4 kids, he later was followed by a sister and twin brothers, which were later born in Lagos, Nigeria. Kwesi's parents were originally from Kogi state in the northern part of Nigeria but Kwesi has been heard during interviews feigning being from Tema. He attended Tema Senior High School. He did not further his education because of his love for music and also due to financial constraints.

Music career

Kwesi Arthur began to pursue a career in music after listening to Drake's debut album, Thank Me Later.

In 2015, he released the lead single "Grind Day" from his debut EP, Live from Nkrumah Krom (2017). The record was released under his independent outfit and supported by a social movement called GroundUp Chale. He later released the remix for "Grind Day", featuring Sarkodie and Medikal.

Kwesi Arthur has collaborated with numerous Ghanaian musician, including Sarkodie, Medikal, KiDi, Jason E LA, Nasty C, R2Bees, B4bonah, M.anifest, EL, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale. He was nominated for Best International Act at the 2018 BET Awards.

Discography

EPs

  • Live from Nkrumah Krom (2017)
  • Live from Nkrumah Krom Vol II Home Run (2019)

Singles

Year Title Production credit Ref
2017 Grind Day Kayso
Grind Day Remix feat Medikal and Sarkodie (rapper)
2018 Anthem Barking by Ramz
2018 Woara Shotto Blinkz
2018 Don't Keep Me Waiting feat Kidi NytWulf
2019 Zombie TwoBars

Awards and nomination

Ghana Music Awards

Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result Ref
2018 Himself Hip Hop Song of the Year Won
Hiplife/Hip Hop Artiste of the Year Nominated
New Artiste of the Year Nominated

BET Awards

Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result Ref
2018 Himself Viewers Choice Best International Act Nominated

3 Music Awards

Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result Ref
2019 Himself Hip Hop Song of the Year Nominated
Hiplife/Hip Hop Artiste of the Year Nominated
Hiplife/Hip Hop Act of the Year Nominated
Song of The Year Nominated
Music Man of The Year Nominated
Breakthrough Act Nominated
Digital Act of the Year Nominated
Hiplife Song of the year Nominated
Best Collaboration Won

Videography

Year Title Director Ref
2017 Grind Day Mickey Johnson
2017 Grind Day Remix Lex Maccarthy
2018 Anthem Akwaada Nyame
2018 Woara Yaw Skyface
2018 Don't Keep Me Waiting feat Kidi Andy Madjitey
2018 Fever feat Rayf RocxNoir
2019 Nobody feat Mr Eazi Yaw Skyface
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 21 Feb 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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