Akwaboah Jnr

Akwaboah Jnr
Birth nameGladstorm Kwabena Akwaboah Jnr.
BornMampong Beposo, Ghana
GenresHighlife, Hiplife
Occupation(s)Singer, song-writer
Years active2007–present
LabelsSarkcess Music[1]
Associated acts

Gladstorm Kwabena Akwaboah Jnr., known by his stage name Akwaboah Jnr, is a Ghanaian singer-songwriter and producer from Mampong Beposo.[2] He wrote "Daa Ke Daa" for Becca and "Ayeyi Ndwom" for DSP Kofi Sarpong. Both songs won their respective artistes' awards at the 2010 Ghana Music Awards, with Akwaboah subsequently being adjudged the "Song Writer for the Year" for "Daa Ke Daa".[3]

Akwaboah, who is a master keyboardist, has played for a lot of local and international artistes including Hugh Masekela and John Legend, and has assisted several musicians to make it big in the industry. The talented singer-songwriter and producer Akwaboah was signed unto Sarkcess music, a record label owned by BET Award winner Sarkodie. Akwaboah also produced and co-wrote BET Award winner Sarkodie's fourth album "Mary".[4]

Awards and nominations

Ghana Music Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 Himself Best Male Vocal Performance[5] Nominated
"Mewu"
(Sarkodie featuring Akwaboah)
Best Collaboration of the Year[5] Nominated
2014 Himself New Artist of the Year[6] Nominated
2013 Songwriter of the Year[7] Nominated
2010 Songwriter of the Year[8] Won

Highlife Song of the Year – 2019 Highlife Music Awards[9]

Nominated for the Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards with his song 'Posti Me' [1]

Discography

Studio Album

  • Matters of the Heart (2018)

Annual Concert

Akwaboah hosts the shades of love concert every year on February 14.

  • Shades of Love 2019[10]
  • Shades of Love 2020[11]

Career

Having hailed from a family of musicians, Akwaboah jr started his music career in his early teenage years. however, he first made headlines in 2009 when the songs that he had written Ayeyi Ndwom for DSP Kofi Sarpong and Daa Ke Daa for Becca won their respective artiste awards at the 2010 Ghana Music Awards. In the same year, Akwaboah jr won the songwriter of the year award for the Daa Ke Daa song. Aside being a song writer, Akwaboah also serves as a judge on a popular Kid's program dubbed "Nsromma".[12]Being a master keyboardist, Akwaboah jr has had the honor of playing for both local and international artistes such as John Legend.[13]

References

  1. ^ "Sarkodie signs Akwaboah to his Sarkcess music record label". Pulse Ghana. Archived from the original on 16 March 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Sarkodie Detailed Biography". Ghana Web. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Ghana Music Awards 2010". Archived from the original on 10 May 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Full production credits of Sarkodie's Mary album". Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  5. ^ a b "2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards nominees". 11 April 2010. Archived from the original on 28 February 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  6. ^ "2014 Ghana music awards nomination". 2 March 2014. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  7. ^ "2013 Ghana music awards nomination". 24 February 2013. Archived from the original on 10 January 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Winners at the 2010 Ghana Music Awards". 11 April 2010. Archived from the original on 15 September 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  9. ^ Shine1 (11 September 2019). "Highlife Music Awards 2019 Receives Praises From Industry Players". Shine publications. Archived from the original on 9 November 2019. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  10. ^ "EXCLUSIVE PICTURES OF AKWABOA'S SHADES OF LOVE 2019 CONCERT". kobbykyeinews.com. 15 February 2019. Archived from the original on 27 September 2019. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Shades of Love Is Coming Your Way This February!". kobbykyeinews.com. 13 January 2019. Archived from the original on 29 February 2020. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Photos: Meet contestants, judges of Adom TV's 'Nsromma' reality show". myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  13. ^ "Akwaboah Jnr Biography; Real Name, Music Career, Awards, Songs, Networth and Much More - News | Mdundo.com". mdundo.com. Retrieved 6 March 2021.