Black Prophet

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Black Prophet
Birth name Kenneth Zonto Wilberforce
Also known as Black Prophet
Born (1977-04-03) April 3, 1977 (age 40)
Accra, Ghana, Ghana
Origin Accra, Ghana
Genres Reggae, Roots Reggae
Years active 1998–present

Black Prophet, born Kenneth Wilberforce Zonto Bossman on 3 April 1977 in Accra, Ghana, is a Ghanaian reggae music composer and a member of the Rastafari movement.[1]


Bossman appeared at a young age with the Ola Williams band, he released his debut solo album No Pain No Gain in February 1998 with his backing band, the Thunder Strike. It was not until the release of Legal Stranger in 2003 that Prophet gained national spotlight. In 2007, Prophet's "Doubting me" was named best reggae song of the year at the Ghana National Music Awards. The release of his second album attracted international attention as well. For the first time in his career, he visited the Netherlands and Sweden where he played at various festivals, including Oland Roots, Irie Vibes Festival and Afrika Festival Delft. He has worked and collaborated with various international reggae artists including Rita Marley, Pliers, Don Carlos, Yellowman, Steel Pulse, Lucky Dube, Alpha Blondy, Buju Banton and Dean Fraser, who produced a song on his latest album Tribulations in December 2010. The album features a duet with reggae icon Capleton.[2][1][3][4][5]


Black Prophet is vegan. He is also a member of the Twelve Tribes of Israel Rastafari Movement. [6]

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  1. ^ a b "Black Prophet". August 10, 2009. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Information About the Artist / Band". Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Black Prophet still going strong". Ghana Web. 22 October 2008. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Black Prophet and Thunder Strike Band". African Music Safari. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Nyarko, Scholastica (5 May 2007). "Black Prophet goes solo with Legal Stranger". The Statesman. Archived from the original on 12 March 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Black Prophet Launches Maiden Album". Morden Ghana. 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  • Aglanu Dela Ernest (2009), "Black Prophet, the reggae prophet with a prophecy" Ghana Nation 8-24-2009 Retrieved March 10, 2011