Dr Cryme

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Dr Cryme
Dr Cryme Da General.jpg
Background information
Birth nameDarlington Kwasi Agyekum
Also known asDa General
Born1986 (age 31–32)
Tema, Ghana
OriginTema, Ghana
GenresAfropop, hiplife
Occupation(s)Rapper, singer
Years active2009–present
LabelsTwipop Records
Associated actsSarkodie (rapper), Jesse Jags, Stay Jay, Fuse ODG, Chemphe, D-Black, etc

Dr Cryme is the stage name of Darlington Kwasi Agyekum, a Ghanaian rapper and early proponent of the Ghanaian "twipop" genre. Dr Cryme has also performed as a TV presenter, a brand ambassador[1] and is CEO of Twipop Recordz.

Agyekum was born in Tema and began making music in his early school days. He studied at the Datus School and then attended ASUTECH in Cape Coast and Sotech in Somanya before earning a certificate in broadcast journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.[2]

Life and music career[edit]

Agyekum's stage name Dr. Cryme is an acronym which means Doctor (of the) Creative Rhymes You Most Enjoy. Whilst in high school, Agyekum gained himself underground popularity through "Kasahare Level"; a popular rap competition on Adom FM (an Accra based radio station) which featured Sarkodie, Stay Jay and the like. It was through these rap battles and his style of music which caught the eye of the Ejams record label to sign him in 2010. He released his first hit single "Kill me shy" the same year.[3] In 2011, he released his debut album called "Finally Finally". In 2012, his "Kill me shy" emerged the song "Hiplife song of the year" at the Ghana Music Awards. He was also nominated for the "Song Writer of the year", "Most Popular Song of the Year", and "Hiplife/Hip Hop Artiste of the Year" categories.[4] Agyekum released his sophomore album entitled Showtime in February 2018. The twenty tracked album includes the hit single "Koko Sakora" which features Sarkodie.[5]

Business career and endorsements[edit]

Dr. Cryme performed as a presenter for 4 syte TV in 2011. He hosted the ‘Top 10 Videos’ which was aired on ETV Ghana. In the same year, Agyekum was officially unveiled as the Brand Ambassador for Samsung Ghana.[6]

Agyekum was involved in the UN Volunteers Day Chokor project which was pegged to the Copenhagen conference.[7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Ghana Music Awards UK[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 Himself Afrobeat Artist Of The Year[8] Nominated
Koko Sakora ft Sarkodie Best Collaboration Of The Year[8] Nominated

Ghana Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2012 Himself Best New Artist[9] Nominated
Hip hop/Hip Life artist of the year[9] Nominated
Songwriter of the year[9] Nominated
Kill Me Shy Most Popular Song Of The Year[9] Nominated
Kill Me Shy Hiplife Song Of The Year"[4] Won

4syte Music Video Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 Koko Sakora ft Sarkodie Best Collaboration Video[10] Nominated
Best Hiplife Video [11] Won
Most Popular Video[10] Nominated
Best Photography Video[10] Nominated
Rise Best Hip Hop Video[10] Nominated
2011 Kill Me Shy Best Hip Life Video[12] Nominated
Best Male Video[12] Nominated
Himself Discovery of the Year[12] Nominated

Golden Heart Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2011 Himself Most Influential Artist[13] Won

High School Honours[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2011 Himself Most Influential Artist[14] Won

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Finally Finally (2012)[2]
  • Showtime[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2014-10-02.
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-26. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  3. ^ Peace FM, Online. "Dr Cryme Biography". www.peacefmonline.com. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-06. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  5. ^ "Listen UP: D Cryme drops 20-track sophomore album, 'Showtime' - AmeyawDebrah.Com". AmeyawDebrah.Com. 2018-02-06. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  6. ^ "Dr. Cryme Announced As Samsung Brand Ambassador". www.ghanaweb.com.
  7. ^ "Dr Cryme to Shoot "Kill Me Shy" Music Video February 7 - AmeyawDebrah.Com". 30 January 2011.
  8. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-26. Retrieved 2017-01-27.
  9. ^ a b c d Online, Peace FM. "Full List of Ghana Music Awards 2012 Nominations".
  10. ^ a b c d Online, Peace FM. "Stonebwoy Tops MTN 4syte Music Video Awards 2016+Full List of Nominees".
  11. ^ Abubakari, Laila. "Photos and winners from the 4syte Music Video Awards".
  12. ^ a b c "Vodafone 4SYTE Music Video Awards 2011 Nominations Out! - GhanaCelebrities.Com". 15 October 2011.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-27. Retrieved 2013-08-26.
  14. ^ "D-Cryme voted Most Influential Personality by High School Honours". www.ghanamotion.com.
  15. ^ "Listen UP: D Cryme drops 20-track sophomore album, 'Showtime' - AmeyawDebrah.Com". AmeyawDebrah.Com. 2018-02-06. Retrieved 2018-07-23.

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