Ghanaian newest sensation Nana Kwarteng Duffour known by his stage name as Dizii is set to take the Ghanaian music industry by storm.
Dizii is a Ghanaian musician whose passion for music started at the tender age of nine years, while he was still in primary school. His genre of music transcends continents as he has songs in hip-hop, afro pop, RnB, Trap music, etc.
Born in December 1997, Dizii had my primary education in Association International school and his Junior High education in St. Pauls Lutheran school. He further went on to Pope John senior high school and is currently studying in Lancaster University Ghana.
In an interview with Dizii he had this to say,
‘’I’ve always had a passion for music. I developed this passion back in primary school at a really young age. Can’t really remember but think it was between 9-12-year-old. I wrote poems, was in my high school choir, used to freestyle rap and battle with a few friends’’.
‘’I recorded my first song (more likeba freestyle) in 2015 with a few friends. After that song I went on to record many songs some of which I haven’t released yet. I’ve always seen music has always been a passion and a way of expressing myself’’.
‘’I currently have a song which I recently released which is a remix to my first pro song IDK. I’ve got a Solo EP coming out this year and a collab EP also coming out next year with one of ma pals, called Zeke by the way. I really hope to make the best outta music one day and also have my music heard by thousands’’.
Multiple award winning traditional Ghanaian artiste, Sherifa Gunu is slated to represent Ghana at this year’s African Music festival, Afrofest 2018 in Toronto Canada. Afrofest is the largest free African Music Festival in North America. Afrofest ignites the spirit of African culture in the heart of Toronto, one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. It seeks to share the rich and diverse expressions of African music and culture in an inclusive, vibrant and positive community festival setting. A trait that Sherifa Gunu represents through her unique genre of music. Throughout the years she has stuck to her originality as a trailblazer of traditional african music across Africa and at the world stage at large. Afrofest, presents a diverse audience and a centre stage where geneuine African musical acts is celebrated. The energy that is reminiscent of African music will definitely be felt there, and this will ultimately enhance the understanding and appreciation of the diversity Africa represents.
About Sherifa Sherifa Gunu hails from the Kingdom of Dagbon, in the Northern Region of Ghana, She was born in to a royal family, she started her music and dance career at a tender age. She became the northern Regional dance champion and the first runner up in the 1998 Embassy Pleasure, a popular national dance championship in the 1990s. She later participated in the 2003 Hiplife dance championship with the likes of King Ayisoba and Terry Bonchaka. Sherifa Gunu became the first runner up to Terry Bonchaka in the finals of the championship. In 2017, Sherifa Gunu released a new single titled Salamatu, which is also the title of her new album. She revealed that the reason for the title of the new single is recognized the uniqueness of some African names. Checkout more about her via her social media handle below: Twitter: @Sherifagunu_GH