Singer Akwaboah’s initial claim to fame was as a master songwriter; working for top Ghanaian acts like Becca, Sarkodie, and Efya among others:

“I’ve truly loved creating hits such as ‘Daa ke Daa’ for Becca and ‘Ayeyi Ndwom’ for DSP Kofi Sarpong, but I’m ready to now step into the spotlight and begin to make the music I’ve always dreamed of and that has always been in my soul,”

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This time, Akwaboah is back, as a fully-fledged singer –a significant deviation from his behind-the-scenes role as writer and record producer. This rebirth was organic as he has released a couple of single in the past few years”. 

The most significant aspect of his re-branding comes with his recent signing to Sarkodie’s SarkCess Music, after co-writing and producing Sarkodie’s recent live album, Mary, which is dedicated to the memory of his late grandmother, Mary Lokko..

Cynthia Quarcoo, Founder and CEO of Africa 1 Media, which partners SarkCess as official management team, remarks in a recent press release, that Akwaboah brings on board immense musical ingenuity.

“To have Akwaboah join our roster is very exciting for us because he is so incredibly talented as well as dedicated to his craft and produces music that is truly exceptional; we can’t wait to watch his rising success in the coming months.”, she said.

Akwaboah and Sarkodie
Akwaboah and Sarkodie

Akwaboah is son of Highlife great Kwadwo Akwaboah, formerly of the Marriots International Band, and he has attributed his wide perspective about the genre, and by extension, World music, to his father’s influence.

Akwaboah, in 2010, was awarded Song Writer of the Year Award at the Ghana Music Awards.

Listen to Akwaboah’s latest single I Do Love You (the remix) features Nigerian rap act Iceprince Zarmani  here:

 

–Gabriel Myers Hansen/ENEWSGH

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