|Birth name||Inusa Dawuda|
|Also known as||Black Pharaon|
12 August 1970 |
Accra, Ghana, Africa
|Genres||Dance, House, Reggae, Chillout, Lounge|
|Years active||1994 - present|
|Labels||Kingdom of Music|
Inusa Dawuda (born 12 August 1970, in Accra, Ghana) is an Afro-German musician, singer, record producer, percussionist, and performer of the European hits Rumours (Digi Digi), Rub-A-Dub Girl, Down Down Down, and We Want More.
Inusa Dawuda was born in Accra, Ghana, and as a teenager he moved with his parents to Hamburg, Germany. Inusa learned to play the saxophone during his youth, and he was also actively involved in sports. During the early 90's he was a multiple boxing champion in Hamburg in the light heavyweight division. The first successes in the field of music came to Inusa in the mid 90's, when he traveled and played with several bands, playing cover versions of favorite hits from James Brown to Bob Marley. His primary musical influences include Manu Dibango, Fela Kuti, and Grover Washington, Jr.
Inusa eventually embarked on a solo career embracing House music as his preferred performance genre. In 2006, he recorded the club single, Morning Light, with its Chillout version selling a million copies in the world-famous Café del Mar collection (volume 9).
From 2006 to 2010 Inusa recorded his most popular tracks Rumours (Digi Digi), Rub-A-Dub Girl, Down Down Down, and We Want More.
Inusa's track, "I Don't Know" (with Astero) was included on the album, VA Mega Dance Party: Hits of the Year, 2011 (Dance, Club category).
In 2012, the U.S.-based company, Hip Video Promotions, is officially promoting Inusa's summer hit, "Satisfaction" for nationwide exposure and rotation.
For 2009 - 2010, Inusa was acknowledged as "Russia’s Most Successful Foreign Artist", where to-date his single Rumours (Digi Digi) has received an excess of over a million radio plays, beating a stream of fellow foreign artists in a category that included Lady Gaga and David Guetta.
Inusa Dawuda's work is released on recording labels from BMG to Universal Music, Pacha Recordings, Tiger Records-Kontor Records, Hed Kandi and Kingdom of Music. He performs primarily in Germany, Russia, Turkey, Austria, Ukraine, Poland, Albania and other Scandinavian countries. Inusa's music is also renowned in other countries like Croatia, Italy, France and the UK, where his tracks often appear in playlists and club charts.
His 2011 releases I Don´t Know, Now or Never and Walking on Sunshine continue to be popular tunes across the club and video scene. Dawuda's 2012 release, "Let's Do It" was a collaborative release from the UK label, Champion Records. His summer 2012 release, Satisfaction, was in collaboration with Khetama and EES.
Inusa Dawuda has also recorded in the lounge and chillout genres with some of his house tracks like Morning Light and You Are covered to cross-over as ballads. Lounge instrumentals like Reflections, Waterfalls, Nubian Memories, and African Nights, showcase Inusa's work as a vocalist, saxophonist, percussionist, and performer.
Inusa's single, "You Belong to the City (Niels Van Gogh Dub Mix)" (with Choc Choc Zoo), appears on the Best of Dance Music 2012 album.
For early 2013, Dawuda released "Hey Mr. DJ" which became a European hit, while his 2011 album "I Feel Beautiful" gained renewed recognition in the United States.
Inusa was a guest performer at the Gala Show of the Queen of Ukraine Pageant in 2010.
Inusa Dawuda currently resides in Hamburg, Germany.
Discography - House / Dance / Reggae / Afro /
|"Disco Flight"||2013||Max Creative & DJ Beavis feat. Inusa Dawuda||Kingdom Of Music|
|"Hey Mr. DJ"||2013||Inusa Dawuda & Violet Masters||Kingdom Of Music|
|"In Music"||2012||Inusa Dawuda feat. Violet Masters||Kingdom Of Music|
|"Let's Do It"||2012||Mr. Groove & Vergas feat.||ChampionRecordsUK|
|"Satisfaction"||2012||Khetama feat. EES||Kingdom of Music|
|"What's Wrong"||2012||Bryan Bax||Kingdom of Music|
|"You Belong to the City"||2012||Choc Choc Zoo||Need4Music|
|"Walking On Sunshine"||2011||Magnetix Project||Kingdom of Music|
|"You Are"||2011||DJ STJ||Kingdom of Music|
|"I Don't Know"||2011||Astero||Kingdom of Records|
|"All I Want"||2011||Impact||Kingdom of Music|
|"I Feel Beautiful"||2011||Various||Kingdom of Music|
|"Now or Never"||2011||DJ Salah||GaGa Records|
|"I Want Your Sax"||2011||Inusa Dawuda||F & S Records|
|"We Want More"||2010||DJ Chick||Kingdom of Music|
|"She Danced"||2010||DJ Chick||Pacha Recordings|
|"Believe"||2010||Inusa Dawuda.||Difruta Music|
|"Deep Down"||2010||Chris Montana Project feat.||S2G|
|"Down Down Down"||2009||No Tone feat.||Molto Records' Records|
|"Believe"||2009||Inusa Dawuda.||Hed Kandi|
|"If You Believe"||2009||Slin Project feat.||Join Hands Records|
|"Rub-A-Dub Girl"||2008||Whizzkids feat.||Kontor Records / Tiger Records|
|"Going Back To My Roots"||2008||Big World & Denise The Menace feat||SubliminalRecords|
|"Children Of The Night"||2008||Sebastian courtier feat.||Molto Records|
|"Life Is Love"||2007||No Tone feat.||Molto Records' Records|
|"Rumours (Digi Digi)"||2006||Whizzkids||Kontor Records / Tiger Records|
|"Dance 4 Your Life"||2005||Jay feat.||Attractive|
|"Get Up (And Rock Da House)"||2004||Rhythm Divine Project feat.||Royal Flush Records|
|"Morning Light"||2001||Swen G feat.||BMG / Clubland|
Discography - Lounge / Chillout
|n/a||2010||Morning Light with Mr. Swen G||The Best Songs of Ibiza, 1 (2010)|
|"DayDreams" (re-released 2011)||2009||Daydreams|
|2009||On the Beach|
|"Global Player"||2008||Making Love|
|2008||You Are The Only One|
|2008||Space Child's Lullaby|
|n/a||2006||Life Train (Right in a Train)||Ibiza Chill Sensation, Vol. 1|
See: http://www.discogs.com/artist/Inusa+Dawuda for complete discography.
- RT.com. 19 November 2010. Boxing champion becomes saxophone talent. Accessed 5 May 2012.
- DDance Artist Top 1000 Profile: Inusa Dawuda Accessed 5 May 2012.