Entertainment of Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Highlife singer, Kwabena Kwabena will give fans a delightful treat to commemorate his 38th birthday celebration with a live band concert.
The event dubbed ‘An Evening with Kwabena Kwabena’, will take place at +233 Jazz Bar & Grill, Accra on Saturday, October 22.
The event which is powered by KB KB MUSIKZ will feature outstanding music icon, Kwame Yeboah and the Oby Band.
Kwabena is a Ghanaian musician, guitarist, and an accomplished draftsman. His name, Kwabena Kwabena depicts the two vocations he is presently in, first as Kwabena, the draftsman, and Kwabena, the contemporary highlife musician.
Known in real life as George Kwabena Adu aka Kwabena Kwabena was born in Accra on 17th October 1978. He attended Datus Complex in Bubuashie and continued at Green Hill School and Aggrey Junior Secondary School. He completed St. Peters Secondary School in Nkwatia and later studied draftsmanship at Accra Polytechnic.
He started playing guitar and leading the church choir at age 14. He begun his music career at Hush Hush studios, providing backing vocals for other musicians. He worked with artists like Tinny and A-Plus, and also did all the choruses on the “Sounds of Our Time” compilation.
His first album titled Kwabena Kwabena took him seven years to produce. His popular ‘Aso’ featuring Kontihene still remains a favourite for many Ghanaians.
The song won him the 2006 Ghana Music Award for Best Male Vocal Performance and Best Song Writer. He has performed with international artists like Hugh Masekela and he has featured on more than 30 songs by other musicians. He released his second album in 2008 and is enjoying enough airplay.