It’s all about the Ghanaian rapper and musician Kwesi Arthur, this week on our #AOTW

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Emmanuel Kwesi Danso Arthur Junior (born 18 December, 1999), better known as Kwesi Arthur, is a rapper 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. He became the second Ghanaian rapper to be nominated for BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher after Sarkodie’s nomination in 2019.

 

Heis the second of 4 kids and has two brothers, one of which is also a musician (Dayonthetrack) and a sister. He has lived in Tema all his life and went to the Tema Secondary school which he completed in 2013. Kwesi could not make it to the university because of finances so he resorted to working in a studio called XLC studios in community 9 Tema where he learnt to record and produce music.

 

No. 4. Grind Day Remix feat. Medikal & sarkodie, it was Released in 2017 and produced by kayso.

 

Kwesi Arthur started writing raps after listening to Drake’s debut album, Thank Me Later. In 2017, 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(which we just played at the No. 4 spot).

 

Kwesi Arthur has collaborated with numerous Ghanaian musician, including Sarkodie, Medikal, KiDi, Jason E LA, R2Bees, B4bonah, M3dal, M.anifest, EL, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale and South African rapper Nasty C . He was nominated for Best International Act at the 2018 BET Awards.

 

No. 3. Don’t Keep Me Waiting feat. KIDI. Produced by NytWulf and released in 2018.

 

No. 2. Baajo feat. Joeboy. Released in 2020 and was produced by yung demz. It is his most current hit song reaching no 5 on the Apple music Top 100 songs in Ghana upon its release.

 

With Just few years in The Industry, He has been Nominated for numerous awards and has won a few;

In 2018 at the Ghana Music Award: Hip Hop Song of the Year – WON

In the same year of 2018 He got nominated for the BET awards in the Category of

Viewers Choice Best International Act

 

No. 1. Live from 233. Produced by Juiczxx, off the This Is Not The Tape, Sorry 4 The Wait II album

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