Rapper Kwame Nsiah Apau (better known by his stagename Okyeame Kwame) chalked remarkable success last year –from earning the key to he city of Cincinnati to recording with legendary reggae star Sizzla Kalonji.

Here are all 23 milestones the rapper chalked last year:

  1. Honored with the Key to Cincinnati; making him an International Cultural Ambassador
    2. Honored with an annual celebration day in his name (Okyeame Kwame Day in Cincinnati)
    3. First Ghanaian artiste to perform at Annie O Series at Standard Hotel in New York
    4. Performed at SOB’s New York
    5. Performed at Arts on Third Festival in New York City
    6. Five Nominations at the All Africa Music Awards
    7. Won 4syte Best Video Storyline in Three Nominations (“Small Small”)
    8. Released chart-topping songs: ‘Hallelujah’, ‘It’s OK, ‘Tension’,  ‘Bend Down’.
    9. Recorded with Jamaican reggae artiste and Grammy Nominee, Sizzla Kalonji
    10. Organised a Benefit Concert to raise funds to support the Ghana Paralympics Team to participate in the Rio Olympics  qualifiers
    11. First Heptivist  (Hepatitis Ambassador) by the World Hepatitis Alliance
    12. Organised the free 7th Annual Hepatitis Campaign in Ho on World Hepatitis Day, bringing the number to at least 7,000 beneficiaries
    13. Graduated with a Master’s Degree in Marketing Strategy from University of Ghana Business School
    14. Won ETV Male Celebrity  Fashion Icon of the Year
    15. JIGWE Male Celebrity Slayer Award
    16. JIGWE Family of the Year Award
    17. JIGWE Celebrity Couple Award
    18. Participated in the Midem Conference in France
    19. Enlisted on the Google’s Top 10 Most Searched Ghanaian Musicians
    20. Interviewed on Hot 97, the World’s biggest urban HipHop radio station
    21. Covered an International Magazine, ‘Our World Media’
    22. Interviewed on WBLS, an urban adult contemporary FM station in New York
    23. First Ghanaian rapper to get his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram verified at the same time

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