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Entertainment of Monday, 29 January 2018

Source: ghanaguardian.com

Fuse ODG makes history as first Ghanaian to win Grammy award


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UK-based Ghanaian Singer, Fuse ODG, has made history as the first Ghanaian musician to win the prestigious Grammy Award.

Born, Nana Richard Abiona, Fuse won the award for co-writing Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ album which won ‘Best Pop Vocal Album‘ at the 2018 Grammy Awards over the weekend.

The ‘divide’ album which is the third studio album by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was released on March 3, 2017.

The pioneer of the ‘Azonto movement’ also sang on one of the most popular songs on the album titled, ‘Bibiaa Be Ye Yie’ which was written when Ed Sheeran came to Ghana in 2016 and was produced by Tema based Ghanaian sound engineer, Killbeatz.

Fuse whose songs has topped chart all over UK has won other International awards including the Music of Black Origin (MOBO), African Musik Magazine Awards.

Fuse ODG was born in London and raised in Ghana but returned to London for his secondary education, where he attended the Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon.

He has been promoting the afrobeats music genre in the UK with his New Africa movement by exposing most Ghanaian musicians including Mugeez, Killbeatz, Itz Tiffany, to the UK music fans.

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