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Abdul Razak Issahaku, performing as Iwan, is a reggae and dance hall artiste from Ghana, West Africa. Being a product of the University of Ghana, Legon, Iwan, also known as "Lyrical Gunshot", pursued Theatre Art and Music and Dance and now holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Iwan was the first person to receive an award in reggae/dancehall in Ghana.

Iwan (which acronym for I Win Always Naturally) is a past student of the University of Ghana where he studied Theatre Arts, Music, and Dance program.

He was initially signed to Bullhaus Entertainment, the force behind the hiplife duo 5five, and took the music industry by storm with some interesting rhythms from his debut album titled Iwan - My Time. This was 2010.

Otherwise called Abdul Razak Issahaku, Iwan hails from the northern part of Ghana and belongs to the Dagomba tribe. Born in Accra to Mr. Issahaku Atta and Mrs. Ajara Mamudu, he is the last among three boys and four girls. He describes himself as a humble, quiet, tolerant, hardworking, and creative person.

Iwan completed St. John's Junior Sec. School in 2001 and proceeded to the Accra High School where he became the entertainment perfect in his third year. He participated in many school events and represented the school in competitions outside the campus.

He thus took music seriously from secondary school and started penciling down commercial songs. In his bid to further build his musical career, he took a course in sound engineering.

Iwan is a very humble artiste and that has caused him to be able to work with producers from all over the world.

Early life

Lyrical Gunshot started his career by copyrighting others' songs. He was used to performing songs that were originally composed by his influencers. He performed several educative programs like Funfair, Variety Shows, and inter-school events.

After performing these roles, Iwan who was then called Popa Razy, started to develop his music career as a teen. He recorded several ground songs which gave him the title Rhyme Dealer. Currently, Iwan is on his peace tour 2016.

IWAN is an acronym that stands for "I Win Always Naturally", which hails from Kumbungu, the Northern Part of Ghana.

While working as sound engineer, Iwan recorded six songs which include "Party". Later, he parted ways with his management team. Iwan, also known as Lyrical Gunshot, released a hit single "Who's Bad".


Reggae Video of the year award (VodFone 4syte Video Awards 2010).

Reggae Song of the year (Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2011)

Best Reggae Album (Bass Awards 2013).

Best songwriter (Bass Awards 2015).


My Time (2010)

12 September (2011)

Jah (2014)

Am A Gideon Mixtape (2015)

Gaskiya (2016)

Trust In The Lord (2017)