Updated: Mar 7
Five of Ghana’s contemporary live musicians discussed the future of country’s iconic Highlife sound and gave exclusive performances on the final series of Highlife Music Deconstructed (HMD) Series.
In the third of five posts, we give you a bit of background of each of the artists that performed. They include producer Kwame Yeboah, BiQo and Nee Mantse of Lala Sessions, Kyekyeku of the Opong Super Stars band, and Nyornuwofia Agorsor of the Agorsor Band.
Kwame is a producer and recording engineer as well as a guitarist, percussionist, keyboardist, drummer and singer, and is the music director for Kojo Antwi. He has a recording studio, Mixstation, producing and promoting African artists such as Wunmi, Becca, Nana Yaa and Efya.
He is also a part of the Ghanaian Afro-pop band Osibisa, manages the band Ohia b3y3 ya and performs in the Kwashibu Area band with Highlife singer Pat Thomas.
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In March this year, he performed with Craig David for Queen Elizabeth II and other key members of the Royal Family at a commemorative service to celebrate the Commonwealth of Nations.
Kwame originates from the Western Region of Ghana and spent his formative years learning from influential musicians including his dad Anthony Kwabena Yeboah and uncle Paa Gyimah, also an eminent Highlife musician.
He went onto study music in Denmark and relocated to the UK after being invited to work with Ms. Dynamite.
Follow him @kwame_yeboah