Okyeame Kwame is a Ghanaian musician, songwriter and entrepreneur and a creative director.
His full name is Kwame Nsiah-Apau and he is nicknamed “Rap Doctor” He was born on 17th April, 1976; making him 44 years old.
Okyeame Kwame was born in Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
He had his senior secondary education at Anglican Senior High School in Kumasi and went to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to study music and specialized in classical guitar.
After KNUST, he went to the University of Ghana Business School and studied Marketing Strategy for his master’s degree.
His other two brothers Kwaku Nsiah Boamah (Flowking Stone) and Kwaku Nsiah Amankwah (Kunta Kinte) are also into music. They both perform hiplife duet “Bradez”.
Okyeame Kwame achieved fame as a member of the “Akyeame” hiplife duet in 1997.
He was in this together with Daniel Kofi Amoateng popularly known as Okyeame Kofi. They recorded couple of albums together.
Some of these albums are; “Nyansapo” (Witty Knot) in 1997, “Nkonsonkonson” (Shackles) in 1998, “Ntoaso” (Continuity) in 2000 and “Apam Foforo” (New Testament) in 2002.
When they parted since 2004, Okyeame Kwame performed solo under his own record label “One Mic Entertainment” and he also featured some notable Ghanaian highlife and hiplife artists such as Kojo Antwi, Ofori Amponsah and Daddy Lumba.
In 2012, Kwame launched “The Versatile Show” which is performed biannually at the National Theatre. He is the producer.
At The Versatile show, he mix his music with drama and poetry.
Okyeame Kwame Businesses
He runs his own record label “One Mic Entertainment” and also runs Firm Bridges Communications which he co-founded with his wife.
He is a partner in Horseman Shoes (a shoe manufacturing company). He is the brand ambassador for MTN Group, GT Bank and Coca-Cola in Ghana.
Aside these, he is also the public relations officer of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) from 2012 and the Ghana Music Right Owner (GHAMRO) in 2014.
Okyeame Kwame Awards
Kwame has won several awards because of his hard work. Below are some of the awards he has had over the years;
|1999||Ghana Music Awards||Hiplife Song of the Year (as part of Akyeame)|
|2009||Ghana Music Awards||Artist of the Year|
|Ghana Music Awards||Hip Hop Song of the Year|
|Ghana Music Awards||Hiplife Artist of the Year|
|Ghana Music Awards||Hip Hop Artist of the Year|
|Ghana Music Awards||Best Music Video of the Year|
|4syte Music Video Awards||Best Edited Video|
|2012||Ghana Music Awards||Songwriter of the Year|
|Ghana Music Awards||Best Collaboration of the Year|
|4syte Music Video Awards||Best Hi-Life Video|
|2013||Ghana Music Awards||Songwriter of the Year|
|4syte Music Video Awards||Best Hiplife Video|
|2014||Ghana Music Honours||Hiplife Legend|
|2015||MOGO Awards||Artist of the Year|
|2017||People’s Choice Practitioners Honours||Health Ambassador of the Year|
|2017||United States Presidential Volunteer Service Award||Kingdom Humanitarian of the year|
|2017||Ghana Music Awards||Best Video of the Year|
|2017||People’s Choice Practitioners Awards||Outstanding Health Ambassador’ honor|
|2017||Glitz Style Awards||Most Stylish Artiste of the Year|
|2017||Interkulterelle Migraten Integrations Centre (IMIC), Germany||Pan-Africanism Awards|
|2017||Central Region Music Awards||Ayekoo Award|
|2017||United States Presidential Volunteer Service Award||Highest Civilian Honour|
|2018||Canadian Government Awards||Reading Ambassador|
|2019||Highlife Music Awards||Highlife Music ‘Big Band of the Year’|
|2020||Vodafone Ghana Music Awards||Record of the Year|
Okyeame Kwame Net Worth 2020
Net Worth: $7 million.
This amount is according to Forbes. Okyeame Kwame’s net worth is estimated to be $7 million and this has made him qualified to be among the top richest musicians in Ghana.
This is no surprise especially to his fans because he is hard working and his music has attracted several brands.
He has featured several musicians who are also on the list of richest musician.
Okyeame Kwame has received several honours. He was presented with a key to the city of Cincinnati in Ohio USA by John Cranley- the city’s Mayor. In the city, every 17th November is Okyeame Kwame Day.
He also received a United States Presidential Volunteer Service Awards. He joined David Beckham, Hugh Jackman as UNICEF Super Dad Ambassors.
Kwame is happily married to Annica Nsiah-Apau with two children; Sir Kwame Bota and Sante Antwiwaa.
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