Nana Kwaku Okyere Duah alias Tic Tac has launched his 6th album titled, Ã¢â‚¬ËœThe Tenth DayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ to mark his 10th year in the game. Tic Tac describes the new album, which features productions by likes of Keynote (Nigeria), Jam Master Jay, Seven (USA), Quick Action and several others as a classic. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It is lyrically strong. Production wise, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s second to none and I think it is a fantastic and classic albumÃ¢â‚¬Â.
It also features collaborations with Keynote, Tinny, Okyeame Kwame and Asem; and it promises to confirm Tic TicÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s position as one of the most formidable and successful artists on the Ghanaian hip-hop scene.
Speaking at the press launch at the Silver Bird Media Stores, Accra Mall, Tic Tac who was in the company of his parents traced his journey in hiplife from when he was a member of the rap group, Natty Strangers to featuring on songs from Azigiza, Slim Buster and Daasebre Gyamena to scoring his first hit as a solo act with Ã¢â‚¬ËœPhilomenaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢.
His debut album hit the streets in 1999 and songs like Ã¢â‚¬ËœKKBKÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ and Ã¢â‚¬ËœMmaa 4mulaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ topped charts in Ghana for several weeks. In 10 years of his career, Tic Tac has scored tonnes of hits in Ghana and across Africa and he has won not less than 11 music awards. He has shared the stage with some of the most respected musicians in the world, including US rapper Nas. He has also performed at the Notting Hill Carnival in London alongside artists such as 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Kanda Bongoman, Judy Boucher, Mark Morrison, Buju Banton, and Joe.
In 2007, Tic Tac became the first African artist to benefit from the MTV Making the Video initiative, when famed US music video/ film director Gill Green led a team of Ghanaian directors to shoot the video to his hit single, Ã¢â‚¬Å“KangarooÃ¢â‚¬Â. The video topped the MTV BASE charts in May for four consecutive weeks.
Tic Tac hopes to continue with these successes. Ã¢â‚¬ËœBosoeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, the first single to be released on the new album, is currently receiving airplay in Ghana and beyond.