Bisa Kdei
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Background information
Birth nameRonald Kweku Dei Appiah
Also known asKdei
Born (1986-03-19) March 19, 1986 (age 34)
OriginAccra, Ghana
GenresHighlife
Occupation(s)singer
Years active2012–present
LabelsBlack Legendary Music
Associated acts
Websitemybisakdei.com

Ronald Kwaku Dei Appiah better known by his stage name Bisa Kdei is a Ghanaian native solo singer and record producer from Eastern Region.[1][2]

Music career

Bisa Kdei is the first Ghanaian artiste to break into the limelight with a movie soundtrack.[3]

Musically, Bisa Kdei has had successful collaborations with top musicians in Ghana, Africa and the World at large. Some of these Ghanaian musicians Bisa Kdei has worked with include Sarkodie, D-Black, Efya, Obrafour, Kwaw Kese, M.anifest, Stonebwoy, Medikal, Becca, E.L, R2Bees, Samini, Irene Logan, Kofi Nti, DeeVS, Keche, Lighter, Patoranking, Reekado Banks, Lola Rae, Tach-Noir, JRio and others.

Bisa Kdei self-produced some of these collaborations from his studio; Chingam by Sarkodie,[4] One of Your Own by Efya,[5] Pimpinaa by Obrafour, etc.[6]

Bisa Kdei has cited Nana Ampadu, J.A. Adofo, Dr. Paa Bobo, Daddy Lumba, Nana Acheampong and others as his musical inspirations.

In November 2020, Bisa Kdei’s remix of his  "Asew" song originally released in 2018 was used as a soundtrack in Netflix’s 2020 Christmas movie, "Jingle Jangle"[7][8]

Bisa Kdei has stated that he hopes to transform lives not just in Africa, but the rest of the world and above all, to raise the flag of Ghana and be one of the strong pillars people can think of.[9]

Personal life

Bisa Kdei identifies himself as a Christian. He believes every religion has its own leader and with that, he loves and respects everyone regardless of religious differences. Bisa Kdei reflected his Christian faith in his Gospel song titled "Give It To Baba". On several media platforms, Bisa Kdei has stated, "I give it all to God because he is the reason I am here now."

It was allegedly reported that Bisa Kdei and Becca were in a secret relationship. The two musicians have denied claims by the media.[10]

Bisa Kdei lost his mother on August 19, 2015, inside Cocoa Clinic.[11] The same day he released the music video for his single, "Mansa".

On March 14, 2018, Bisa Kdei was featured on the cover of WatsUp Magazine.[12]

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Social media hack

Bisa Kdei's verified Facebook account with over 574,000 followers as well as his Instagram account was hacked on October 29, 2015. Bisa posted on Twitter confirming the hack and that his media team was working to get it resolved. The hackers posted several sexually suggestive videos and pictures on his page. His Instagram account was shut down and a new account was created.[13]

Discography

Bisa Kdei on December 21, 2013, launched his 16 track debut album on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and other international music marketing platforms as well as the local markets. The album, Thanksgiving, debuted at or near number one in Ghana. It was preceded by the single "Odo Carpenter".

On June 16, 2015, Bisa Kdei released the lead single, "Mansa", off his second album Breakthrough. The song paved way for a successful second studio album, which was released on December 18, 2015, under his record label, Black Legendary Music. The album which has 10 songs is available on all music selling platforms.

Bisa Kdei began to work on his next album. He released "Life", a song which features award-winning Nigerian artiste Patoranking, as a single. Two additional songs were released on April 19, 2017, titled "Apae", and "Feeling", the latter featuring Reekado Banks. Bisa Kdei released the album in 2018. The album is aimed at connecting him and other African artists, and to exposing the culture to the world.

Videography

Year Title Director Ref
2013 Brotherhood Bisa Kdei & Nana NTF [14]
2013 Over Prince Dovlo [15]
2013 Metanfo Prince Dovlo [16]
2013 Baba Prince Dovlo [17]
2014 Odo Carpenter Prince Dovlo [18]
2014 Odo Carpenter Prince Dovlo [18]
2014 Saa Prince Dovlo [19]
2015 I Love You Prince Dovlo [20]
2015 Atomesu Ft Paa Qwesi As featured artiste Prince Dovlo [21]
2015 Mansa XBillz Ebenezer [22]
2015 Brother Brother Prince Dovlo [23]
2016 Samina Ft Obrafour As featured artiste Yaw Skyface [24]
2016 Kakape Prince Dovlo [25]
2016 JWE Yaw Skyface [26]
2016 Life Ft Patoranking As featured artiste XBillz Ebenezer [27]
2017 Apae Yaw Skyface [28]
2018 Hammer Yaw Skyface [29]
2018 Asew Native [30]
2018 Bibi Nti Prince Dovlo [31]
2018 Fakye Scilla Owusu [32]
2018 Pocket Yaw Skyface [33]
2019 Bra Maxwell Jennings [34]
2019 Meka Yaw SkyFace [35]
2019 Anadwo Yaw SkyFace [36]
2019 Adiza Yaw SkyFace [37]
2019 You Dont Know Me Prince Dovlo [38]

Filmography

Year Title Director Ref
2016 Shattered Lives [39]

Awards and nominations

Year Award/Nominated work Award Show Results
2013 Best movie Soundtrack of the year Ghana Movie Awards Won
2013 Best movie Soundtrack of the year Kumawood movie awards Won
2015 Songwriter of the year Ghana music awards Won
2015 Best Male Video 4Syte music video award Won
2015 Ghana Kids Choice Awards Favorite male singer of the year Won
2016 AFRIMMA Video of the year Won
2016 Music Of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO) Best Song of the Year Won
2016 Music Of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO) Best Song Writer of the Year Won
2016 Music Of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO) Artiste of the Year Won
2016 Music Of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO) Best Male Act of the Year Won
2016 Music Of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO) Best Collaboration of the Year Won
2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Highlife Song of the year Won
2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Highlife Artiste of the year Won
2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Album of the year Won
2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Vodafone Most popular Song of the year Won
2016 Ghana Music Awards UK Highlife Song of the year Won
2016 Ghana Music Awards UK Highlife Artiste of the year Won
2016 Ghana Kids Choice Awards Favorite Song of the year Won
2016 Ghana Kids Choice Awards Favorite Singer of the year Won
2016 Ghana Kids Choice Awards Favorite collaboration of the year Won
2017 Ghana Music Honours Highlife artiste of the year Won
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References

  1. ^ "Bisa Kdei The Trained Technical Coach". News Ghana. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  2. ^ "Bisa Kdei spends 50,000 cedis on 'Mansa' video shoot". Ghanaweb. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "Bisa Kdei TWITTER".
  4. ^ "Sarkodie – Chingam ft Bisa Kdei". HitzGh. Archived from the original on February 4, 2015. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  5. ^ "Efya – One of Your Own (Feat Bisa Kdei)". HitzGh. Archived from the original on December 23, 2014. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  6. ^ "Obrafour – Pimpinaa Feat Bisa K'dei (Prod. by Bisa K'dei)". PulseGhana. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  7. ^ "Bisa Kdei's song featured in Netflix's Jingle Jangle". MyJoyOnline.com. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  8. ^ Issahaku, Zeinat Erebong. "Bisa Kdei Narrates How He Scored A Soundtrack For Netflix's Christmas Jingle Jangle Movie". Ameyaw Debrah. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  9. ^ "Highlife is underrated in Ghana – Bisa Kdei". Ghanaweb. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  10. ^ "Is Bisa Kdei and Becca dating?". Ghanaweb. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  11. ^ "Sad news: Bisa Kdei loses mother". Ghanaweb. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  12. ^ Mawuli, David. "Bisa Kdei becomes first celebrity to cover WatsUp Magazine". Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  13. ^ "Bisa Kdei's Facebook & Instagram Account Hacked, Hackers Posting Lewd Content". AccraReport. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  14. ^ "Bisa Kdei – Brotherhood". Youtube.com.gh. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved June 3, 2013.
  15. ^ "Bisa Kdei – Over". Youtube.com. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  16. ^ "Bisa Kdei – Metanfo". Youtube.com.gh. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  17. ^ "Bisa Kdei – Baba". Youtube.com.gh. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
  18. ^ a b "Bisa Kdei – Odo Carpenter". Youtube.com.gh. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved February 13, 2014.
  19. ^ "Bisa Kdei – Saa". Youtube.com.gh. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  20. ^ "Bisa Kdei – I Love You". Youtube.com.gh. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  21. ^ "Bisa Kdei Ft Paa Qwesi – Atomesu". Youtube.com.gh. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  22. ^ "Bisa Kdei – Mansa". Youtube.com.gh. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  23. ^ "Bisa Kdei – Brother Brother". Youtube.com.gh. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  24. ^ "Bisa Kdei Ft Obrafour – Samina". Youtube.com. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
  25. ^ "Bisa Kdei – Kakape". Youtube.com. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  26. ^ "Bisa Kdei – JWE". Youtube.com. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  27. ^ "Bisa Kdei Ft Patoranking – Life". Youtube.com. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  28. ^ "Bisa Kdei – Apae". Youtube.com. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  29. ^ "Bisa Kdei – Hammer". Youtube.com. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  30. ^ "Bisa Kdei – Asew". Youtube.com. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  31. ^ "Bisa Kdei – Bibi Nti". Youtube.com. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  32. ^ "Bisa Kdei – Fakye". Youtube.com. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  33. ^ "Bisa Kdei Ft Sarkodie – Pocket". Youtube.com. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  34. ^ "Bisa Kdei – Bra". Youtube.com. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  35. ^ "Bisa Kdei Ft Fameye – Meka". Youtube.com. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  36. ^ "Bisa Kdei – Anadwo". Youtube.com. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  37. ^ "Bisa Kdei Ft Adekunle Gold – Adiza". Youtube.com. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  38. ^ "Bisa Kdei – You Dont Know Me". Youtube.com. Bisa Kdei. Retrieved March 27, 2020.
  39. ^ "Trailer Shatta Wale, Bisa Kdei, Majid Michel, star in new movie "Shattered Lives"". Pulse.com.gh. David Mawuli. Retrieved February 11, 2016.

39. Bisa Kdei Goes After Fan With Savage Reply campusfilla.net. 2020-06-06 Retrieved

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