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"Every song Tema-born artist Kwesi Arthur makes speaks beyond mere ‘talent’. He’s the realisation of multiple generations’ dreams; of Nkrumah’s pronouncements-turned-infectious melodies; of an African youth breathing new life into the tried-and-tested music traditions of Hiplife and Afrobeat.
The emcee and vocalist doesn’t shy away from experimentation, and as witnessed on the slew of collaborations he’s made since stepping up to the plate with his breakout song “Grind Day” in 2017, is embracing of the magic that results when two or more minds link up.
A Vodafone Ghana Music Award recipient (Song of the Year: Hip Hop) and BET Award nominee (Viewer’s Choice), Kwesi Arthur’s vision stretches far beyond the present. He’s a passionate artist who utilizes his voice to address issues facing African yutes across the continent and throughout the diaspora. He talks about romantic love (“Don’t keep me waiting”, “African Girl”) with the same conviction that he demonstrates when making the fine-tuned finesse gems with his Ground Up Chale camp.
Among his other notable achievements are fire freestyles on certified OG Tim Westwood’s Crib Sessions, Charlie’s sloth - Fire in the booth, alongside b
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