Born Dennis Afram in Kumasi, in the Ashanti region of Ghana, Osagyefo is an established professional international music artiste with amazing stage presence. His brand of music spans many genres including Roots Reggae, Dancehall, Hip-hop and Afrobeat but he is mostly knownfor churning out heavy roots reggae and dancehall vibes. His lyrics portray his passion about love as well as social and political issues. Osagyefo is a bonafide voice representing the overlooked ghetto masses.
His lyrics portray his passion about love as well as social and political issues. Osagyefo is a bonafide voice representing the overlooked ghetto masses.
If there was ever any artist with the bragging rights of having held the front through thick and thin, Osagyefo would be that one artist. At times when there seemed to be no clear career path for Gh reggae artists, he boldly held out as a bonafide Ghana reggae artist.
Osagyefo originally started his music career in Kumasi as a Raggamuffin artist using the stage name “Ragga”. Eventually he moved to Ghana’s capital, Accra, in order to pursue his musical career. In the late 90’s, Osagyefo formed the band “The Militant Youth” which proceeded to be one of the top bands in the Ghana Rastafari circuit, performing at almost all Rastafari celebrations and events. He formed another band in 2003 called “The All Star Crew”. Again this band became very successful and was in high demand by well-known entertainment joints in the greater area of Accra.
This multi talented intellectual man is not just an entertainer but also a social commentator.
This multi talented intellectual man is not just an entertainer but also a social commentator par excellence.
By 2006, Osagyefo’s reputation as a talented and professional artist was well established. Because of this, he was one of the few handpicked Ghanaian artists billed to perform at the prestigious AFRICA UNITE 2008 concert. The stage lineup for this concert included: Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, The I Threes (Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths), Culture, Steel Pulse, Chaka Demus and Pliers as well as The C Sharp Band from Jamaica.
Earlier in 2006, The Black Star Foundation, a music management company, invited Osagyefo to tour the Netherlands. The tour was extremely successful and resulted in the release of Osagyefo’s first album called “Blazed Fire” produced by Tuff Lion and Warren from Virgin Islands and Asher E from the Netherlands.
The official release for the album was in 2007 at a Holland venue called “Bitterzout”. During 2007, Osagyefo was also in Holland performing on stage with the likes of Alpha Blondy in one of Amsterdam’s large and famous venues, Melkweg.
Over the course of his career, Osagyefo has performed in Europe with some of Reggae’s biggest names: Daddy U Roy, Anthony B, Mykal Rose, Etana, Lord Sasafras, Brigadier Jerry, Perfect, Black Scorpio, and many more. On the national front, he has performed with international touring stars such as: Tony Rebel, Turbulence, Mutabaruka, Mighty Diamonds, Eric Donaldson, Jah Turban, Norris Man, etc.
Osagyefo released his second album in Ghana in 2012 titled “Simple Entertainer“. He has also released singles such as “Every Hustler” and “Whole Place Turn Up“, “Proud African“, “Enough Is Enough“, “Fix The Country“, “Freedom“, “Lockdown And Quarantine” and many more. .
We can expect to see much more from this much requested amazingly talented artiste. His reputation has been well established both nationally and internationally and will only continue to grow. Osagyefo’s brand new album called “Reality Check” was released in February 2019. He is also an executive member of “Reggae Network Ghana” and “Reggae Culture TV Ghana”.
He is currently working on his EP which will be released in November and is a major feature on the WHERE DI MONEY RIDDIM.
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