Medikal
Birth nameSamuel Adu Frimpong
Also known asMDK,AMG Medikal
BornApril 4, 1993
Accra, Ghana
OriginSowutuom, Ghana
GenresHip hop, Afrobeat
Occupation(s)Rapper Song Writer
Years active2014 – present
LabelsAMG Business. AMG Beyond Kontrol
Associated acts

Samuel Adu Frimpong (born 4 April 1993), popularly known as Medikal, is a Ghanaian hip hop musician born to Portia Lamptey and James Frimpong in Sowutuom, a suburb of Accra [1]

Early life and music career

He comes from Sowutuom, a suburb in Accra, Ghana. Medikal and Sarkodie had the highest nominations for the 2017 edition of the Ghana Music Awards. In 2018, he was on the Tim Westwood Show.[2][3][4] Medikal had his High School education at Odorgonno Senior High, and is the son of James Frimpong and Portia Lamptey. Samuel adopted the name Medikal because he was fascinated with rapping about doctors, surgeons, medical practitioners and hospitals in general. He has made a name for himself in the music industry through hard work and numerous collaboration with successful artists. Apart from is nominations in 2017, he won the best discovery video in the MTN 4Syte Video Award in 2016.[5]

Albums and EPs

  • Medikation (2013)[6]
  • Disturbation (2017)[7]
  • The Plug EP(2019)[8]
  • Island (2020)[6]


Awards and nominations

Year Organization Recipient/Nominated work Award Result Ref
2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards "Omo Ada" Hip-life song of the Year Won [9]
2019 Himself Hip Hop Artist of the year Won
Himself Best Rapper of the year Won
2017 Too Risky Afro Pop Song Of The Year Nominated [10]
Confirm feat Sarkodie Hip Hop Song Of The Year Nominated
Himself Hip-life/Hip Pop Artist Of The Year Nominated
Himself Best New Act Nominated
Himself Best Rapper of the year Nominated
Confirm feat Sarkodie Best Collaboration of the year Nominated
Himself Overall Artist of the year Nominated
Exclusive Men of the Year Awards (EMY) Discovery of The Year Category Won
African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) Best Newcomer Category Won
2016 MTN 4Syte Music Video Awards Anthem Best Discovery Video Won [11]
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3Music Awards

In March 2021, he won the Hiplife/Hiphop Act of the Year in the 3Music Awards.[12]

Personal life

Rapper Medikal is married to enterpreneur and movie star Precious Fella Makafui with one child.[13][14]

References

  1. ^ name="Medikal">"Medikal". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2020-11-23.
  2. ^ "Sarkodie – Highest". Vibehubs.com. 2017-09-08. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  3. ^ "SEE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES – 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards". 27 February 2017.
  4. ^ "The rise of AMG's Medikal".
  5. ^ "See complete list of winners". Pulse Ghana. 2016-12-31. Retrieved 2021-02-27.
  6. ^ a b "[MIXTAPE]: Medikal (MDK) Presents "Da Medikation"". Loud Sound Gh. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  7. ^ https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/audio/Medikal-unveils-tracklist-for-Disturbation-551252?channel=D1
  8. ^ "Medikal Biography / Profile - Beatz Nation".
  9. ^ "Kuami Eugene wins VGMA Artiste of the Year 2020". MyJoyOnline.com. 2020-08-30. Retrieved 2020-08-30.
  10. ^ "VGMA 2017: Medikal, Eugy, Ebony, Fancy Gadam Make Best New Act List". EOnlineGH.Com. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  11. ^ "Full list of winners - MTN 4stye music video awards 2016".
  12. ^ "3Music Awards 2021: Full list of winners - MyJoyOnline.com". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  13. ^ "Fella Makafui faints at her traditional wedding". MyJoyOnline.com. 2020-03-07. Retrieved 2020-03-09.
  14. ^ "Fella Makafui gives birth to a baby girl". www.ghanaweb.com. 2020-08-08. Retrieved 2021-02-27.