DopeNation

DopeNation
Birth nameMichael Boafo
Tony Boafo
Also known asB2, Twist
BornAccra, Ghana
OriginSaltpond, Central Region, Ghana
GenresAfrobeat, Hip hop, Hiplife, Afropop
Occupation(s)Recording artist, Sound engineer, Record producer, Performer
InstrumentsKeyboard, sampler
Years active2016–present
Members
  • B2
  • Twist

DopeNation is a Ghanaian musical duo of identical twin brothers, composed of Micheal Boafo, popularly known as B2,[1][2] and Tony Boafo, known as Twist.[3][4] They are best known for producing hit songs such as Kpuu Kpaa by Shatta wale, Wow by Joey B ft EL, Sebgefia by Joey B and EL, Poison by Ebony Reigns, Forever by Eazzy ft Mr Eazi, Nana Ama by Pappy Kojo, among others.

Early life

The twins were born in the Accra and grew up in Abeka, a community in Accra. They later moved to Takoradi where they had their junior and senior education, at this period the twins developed their interest in music. They later returned to Accra to further their tertiary education in the University of Ghana and Ghana Technology University College.[5][6][7]

Production career

DopeNation was introduced to music production in 2012 by musician and producer E.L in Accra who nurtured their talents.[8] They have been credited with producing songs for Ghanaian artists including E.L, Shatta Wale, Joey B, Pappy Kojo, Eazzy,[9][10] Flowking Stone,[11] Olamide, Tekno, Fameye among others.[12][13]

In 2021, they discovered and introduced visually impaired singer, Adelaide The Seer,[14] to the music scene as her official producers, going on to release the singles, “Wire Me”[15] and “What a God“[16] among others.

Music career

DopeNation released their first single, “Bebia Ye Shi” in 2016,[17][18] released “Uh Huh” in 2017 as a follow up. On 2 April 2018, they released the highly acclaimed self-produced single, “Eish”[19]

"Naami", which was their next song, had Nigerian musician Olamide and disc jockey DJ Enimoney, winning them Sound City MVP Group of the year in Africa award.[20] In 2021, a collaborative E.P titled “Music and Dance” with Ghanaian dance duo, Dancegod Llyod and Afrobeast of DWP Academy was released.[21]

DopeNation was nominated for Music Producer Honor of the Year at the 2017 Ghana Music Honors Awards[22][23][24]

Discography

Year Title Featured Artist Album Ref
2020 Thank God Kofi Kinaata
2019 Zanku Non-Album Single
Chairman [25]
2018 Ibi Tins Quamina Mp, Eddie Khae, Twitch, Kofi Mole,

Tulenkey

Non-Album Single [26][27][28]
Nobody BVR Album [29][30][31][32][33]
Naami DopeNation x Olamide x Enimoney Non-Album Single [34][35][36][37]
Eish [38][39][40]
Vibely [41]
Ayeyi E.L ft DopeNation [42][43][44]
2017 Uh Huh Non-album single [45]
2016 Another One Luther and Gemini [46]
Bebia Ye Shi [47]

Albums & EPs

  • Atta Album - 2021[48]

Production discography

Year Artiste Song/Album Producer Ref
2018 Phabrick ft DopeNation (B2 and Twist) Vamia We B2 [49]
Edem Fokoloyor [50]
Supa Ghana 2pac [51]
Dahlin Gage Potato [52]
Lady Pearl Energizer [53]
2017 Eazzy Power ft. Shatta Wale Twist [54]
Ruby Chelsea Sampelele B2 [55]
Flowking Stone Away Bus [56]
Ak Songstress Bossu ft. Luther [57]
Tinny Bugatti ft. Zeal [58]
Shatta Wale Shut up ft. Pope Skinny [59]
Aplanke [60]
2016 Kpuu Kpa [61]
Pappy Kojo Nana Ama Twist [61]
Eazzy ft Mr Eazi Forever B2 [62]
2015 Joey B Wow ft. E.L [63]

Videography

Year Title Director Ref
2018 Naami Esianyo Kumodzi [64]
Eish [65]
2017 Uh Huh [66][67]
2016 Bebia Ye Shi [1]

Awards and nominations

Ghana Music Awards

Year Recipient / Nominated work Award Result Ref
2021 Thank God Hiplife Song of the Year Nominated [68]
2020 Zanku Afrobeat Song of the Year Won [69]
DopeNation Best Group of the Year Won
2018 DopeNation Unsung Artiste of the year Nominated [70][71][72]

Ghana Music Awards UK

Year Recipient / Nominated work Award Result Ref
2018 DopeNation Uncovered Artiste of the Year Nominated [73]

Ghana Tertiary Awards

Year Recipient / Nominated work Award Result Ref
2017 Twist Most influential student sound engineer Won [74]
2016 B2 Won [75]

Ghana Music Honours

Year Recipient / Nominated work Award Result Ref
2021 B2 Music producer of the Year Nominated [22]

SoundCity MVP Awards

Year Recipient / Nominated work Award Result Ref
2020 DopeNation Group of the Year Won [76]

Global Music Awards

Year Recipient / Nominated work Award Result Ref
2021 DopeNation Group of the Year Won [77]

Africa Business & Art Awards Europe

Year Recipient / Nominated work Award Result Ref
2019 DopeNation Group of the Year Won [78]

3Music Awards

Year Recipient / Nominated work Award Result Ref
2020 DopeNation Group of the Year Won [79]

Western Music Awards

Year Recipient / Nominated work Award Result Ref
2021 DopeNation Hip Life artiste of the Year Won [80]
2020 Group of the Year Won [81]

Fame Awards

Year Recipient / Nominated work Award Result Ref
2016 B2 Best sound engineer Won

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