Tema is a city on the Bight of Benin and Atlantic coast of Ghana. It is located 25 kilometres east of the capital city; Accra, in the region of Greater Accra, and is the capital of the Tema Metropolitan District.
Below Are Some Musicians From Tema Who Are Carrying The Flag Of Ghana High.
Michael Owusu Addo professionally known as Sarkodie, is a Ghanaian hip hop recording artist and entrepreneur from Tema. He won the Best International Act: Africa category at the 2012 BET Awards, and was nominated in the same category at the 2014 BET Awards.
In 2015, Sarkodie was ranked the 19th most Influential Ghanaian by e.tv Ghana. He is considered one of the major proponents of the Azonto genre and dance. Sarkodie is often named as one of Africa’s greatest hip hop artists.MTV Base ranked him sixth on its list of the Hottest African MC’s in 2014.In 2013, Lynx TV ranked him first on its list of the “Top 10 Ghanaian Rappers of All Time”.In 2015, AfricaRanking.com ranked him third on its list of the “Top 10 African Rappers of 2015”. In 2015, The Guardian listed him as one of its top five hip hop acts on the African continent.
Sarkodie is the fourth born of five children. He was raised in Tema, to his mother Maame Aggrey. Sarkodie started rapping at a young age and continued throughout his educational career. He attended Tema Methodist Senior High School. He earned a degree in graphic design from IPMC.
Sarkodie began his instrumental career as an underground rapper. He appeared on Adom FM’s popular rap competition Kasahare Level. It was through rap battles that he met his former manager Duncan Williams of Duncwills Entertainment.
He also met musicians Edem and Castro who introduced him to Hammer of The Last Two, an established record producer. Hammer decided to feature Sarkodie on two songs off the Volta Regime album after being impressed with his rap flows. After this exposure, Sarkodie recorded his debut album Makye. His first single “Baby”, featuring Mugeez of the duo R2Bees, became an instant hit and made Sarkodie a household name within the Ghanaian music industry.
After battling rappers from the popular rap competition, Kasahare Level, Sarkodie signed a record deal with JM Entertainment. He released his 2009 debut album Makye, with production from Killbeatz and Jayso as well as guest appearances from Kwaw Kese, J-Town, Sway and Paedae of R2Bees.
Sarkodie often raps in his native language Twi, and is considered a “multifaceted rapper” due to the various musical styles he possess. He was ranked 8th on Forbes and Channel O’s 2013 and 2015 lists of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artistes
Sarkodie has had the privilege of performing on the same stage with international musicians such as T-Pain, Miguel, Movado, Trey Songz, and Ludacris. He has a large fan base in Africa, and is considered one of the most celebrated musical icons to hail from Ghana.
Emmanuel Kwesi Danso Arthur Junior (born 18 December), known by the stage name Kwesi Arthur, is a Ghanaian rapper and musician from Tema.He is currently considered the best young artiste in the country and also stands among the best in Africa.
Kwesi Arthur was born and raised in Tema and attended Tema Senior High School.
Kwesi Arthur began to pursue a career in music after listening to Drake’s debut album, Thank Me Later.
In 2015, he released the lead single “Grind Day” from his debut EP, Live from Nkrumah Krom (2017). The record was released under his independent outfit and supported by a social movement called GroundUp Chale. He later released the remix for “Grind Day”, featuring Sarkodie and Medikal.
Kwesi Arthur has collaborated with numerous Ghanaian musician, including Sarkodie, Medikal, KiDi, Jason E LA, R2Bees, B4bonah, M.anifest, E.L, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale. He was nominated for Best International Act at the 2018 BET Awards.
R2Bees is a Ghanaian hip hop and hiplife duo from Tema made up of Faisal Hakeem (Paedae da Pralem/Omar Sterling) and Rashid Mugeez (Mugeez). They were nominated at the 2013 BET Awards. In March 2019, the duo released their third studio album Site 15.
Both born and raised in Tema, east of the country’s capital city – Accra in Ghana, West Africa. Paedae is the CEO and leader of the group, whilst Mugeez is the lead vocalist. The two cousins, who have been together their whole life, lived in the same house and also attended the same primary, junior and senior secondary school in Tema.
Beginning their career early, they started off representing their school in rap competitions as well as inter school music contests. This led them to participating in popular radio competition Kasahare, which they won most of and also performed at most shows; gaining them more buzz under their stage name at that time.R2bees are also recognise in the ghanaian music industry as legends because of their major outstanding achievements – Camp Yard.
R2BEES released their first single in August 2008 titled ‘Yawa Gal’, and became an instant hit. They then went on to releasing ‘I Dey Mad’, a chart topper across Ghana. ‘I Dey Mad’ featured Unda Melodies. The song topped most Ghanaian Radio Music Charts for weeks.
On 29 March 2013, R2Bees on released their second studio album, the ‘Refuse To Be Broke – Da Revolution II’, at place at the Silver Lounge at the Accra Mall. The 19-trackalbum features hits such as ‘Ajeii’, ‘Life (Walaahi)’, ‘Odo’ and ‘Bayla Trap’. The album had guest appearances from Wizkid, Sherifa Gunu, Davido, Tinchy Stryder and Voicemail .
R2Bees often sing and rap in native language Twi and Pidgin. R2bees is one of the top purveyors of Ghanaian hip pop subgenre hiplife, which mixes rap with sounds of hilife (African pop music) and reggae. In 2012, R2Bees was featured in Forbes’ list of Top 13 African Celebrities to watch in 2013. R2Bees have had the privilege of performing on the same stage with international musicians such as American R&BÂ singers Mario and J Holiday.
Mix Master Garzy
Benjamin Garzy Mensah, professionally known as Mix Master Garzy, is a Ghanaian record producer,sound engineer, disc jockey and singer.
His major productions include “Pull Up” by Stonebwoy, “My Baby” by Stay Jay ft. R2Bees, “Boom boom tag” by Mista Silva, GH UK based “Enemies” by Jupitar featuring Sarkodie in 2014, “Iskoki” by Samini, “KoKo Sakora” by Dr Cryme featuring Sarkodie, “Alhaji” by VVIP featuring Patoranking, “Hookah” by Danagog featuring Davido, “Love You Die” by Patoranking featuring Diamond Platnumz, “Na Wash” by Becca, and “Obia Agye Obi Girl” by Captain Planet of 4×4.
Garzy Mensah was born in Tema to Francis Anim Garzy and Ernestina Abena Kwao. He has a younger brother, John Otoo Kwao. He had his basic education and junior secondary education at Better Best Academy in Tema 4 poles, Ghana. He continued his senior high education at Tema Methodist Senior High School. He later attended the Ghana Institute of Journalism and obtained a certificate and diploma in Broadcast Journalism which gave him a step ahead to work as a part-time DJ at Xfm and Urban Internet Radio in Ghana.
Mix Master Garzy commenced his career in beat making, mixing and mastering right from senior high school. After production work began he surfaced with his pro name Mix Master Garzy, an identity referring to the mixing and mastering side of studio work.
In 2015, he produced a master banger song, “Iskoki”, for Samini. He was nominated in the category of “Producer of the Year” at the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
He won “Riddim of the Year” at the 2016 Bass Awards for producing “iphone riddim”, exclusive instrumental recorded by Mugeez of R2 Bees fame, Shatta Wale, Samini, Brenya, Ricky Mo, Capone, and Flexclusive. In 2017, he won “Best Music Producer of the year” at the Ghana Entertainment Awards organized in the US.
KillBeatz, is a Ghanaian music producer and sound engineer from Tema. KillBeatz is also the CEO of Legacy Life Entertainment which has Ghanaian musician King Promise is signed onto.
KillBeatz was playing instruments for his church before he started doing secular music. He starts as a rapper and later switched to music production.
Got the name KillBeatz from Ghanaian rapper Paedae. He was helped by Ghanaian music producer Kaywa at the early stage of his career.
He has worked with popular artiste like Sarkodie, Efya,R2bees,Wizkid, Ed Sheeran among others. The various genre of music he producers for includes, Highlife, Hiplife, Azonto and Afro beats. In 2012, KillBeatz contributed heavily to the Azonto music genre by producing beats for hit Azonto songs during its prime.