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 38)
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.


Growing up on the streets of Ghana, Prophet endured a poverty-stricken childchood. Music, he concluded, was the only way to escape the tough life on the streets. Having 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;d 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.


Black Prophet is a vegan. He is also a member of the Twelve Tribes of Israel Rastafari Movement. [1]


Scholastica Nyarko, (2007), "Black Prophet goes solo with Legal Stranger" The Statesman 5-5-2007 Retrieved March 10, 2011

Aglanu Dela Ernest (2009), "Black Prophet, the reggae prophet with a prophecy" Ghana Nation 8-24-2009 Retrieved March 10, 2011

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  1. ^ "Black Prophet Launches Maiden Album". Morden Ghana. 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 

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