Full Name: Kwesi Arthur
Date of birth: December 8, 1994
occupation: Musician , songwriter
Biography: Of all the new voices coming from West Africa, Kwesi Arthur, a native of Tema, Ghana, is the wave’s most exciting act. At 24, Arthur is the youngest Ghanaian to have a BET nomination—in the viewer’s choice category for Best New International Act in 2018. Since releasing his first hit in 2016, “Grind Day,” which was followed by a remix featuring Sarkodie and Medikal, he’s extended his run by moving through local sub-genres. Arthur uses his musical gift for good, bringing to light the challenges faced by young Ghanaians. His 2019 album, Live From Nkrumah Krom, Vol 2: Home Run, offers listeners a spectrum of his gifts. Part preacher, part lover, part dancer, Arthur draws you in with gyrating riddims while unfolding a reality that connects with Ghana’s growing youth population via rap.