Fuse ODG

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Fuse ODG
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Background information
Birth name Nana Richard Abiona
Born (1988-12-02) 2 December 1988 (age 28)
Tooting, South London, England
Origin Mitcham, South London, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2011–present
Labels 3Beat
Associated acts
Website fuseodg.com

Nana Richard Abiona (born 2 December 1988),[2] better known by his stage name Fuse ODG, is an English recording artist of Ghanaian descent.[3] He is best known for his 2013 single "Antenna" which peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart. Born in London and raised in Ghana, Fuse returned to London for his secondary education, where he attended the Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon. He grew up in Mitcham, South London.[4]

Music career[edit]

2013–14: T.I.N.A.[edit]

On 2 June 2013 Fuse ODG released his debut single "Antenna", the song peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart, the song also peaked at number 85 on the Irish Singles Chart. On 29 September 2013 he released the single "Azonto", the song peaked at number 30 on the UK Singles Chart. On 19 October 2013, he was awarded 'Best African Act' at the MOBO Award's 18th Anniversary.[5] He recently won four awards at the Urban Music Awards 2013; Best Music Video, Best Single, Best Artiste and Best Collaboration.[6] On 29 December 2013 he released the single "Million Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad)", the song peaked at number 5 on the UK Singles Chart, the song also peaked at number 65 on the Irish Singles Chart. On 18 May 2014 Fuse ODG released "Dangerous Love", featuring Sean Paul. It peaked at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart. His next single, "T.I.N.A." featuring British R&B artist Angel, was released on 19 October 2014. His debut album, T.I.N.A., an acronym for "This Is New Africa", was released on 3 November 2014 and includes all five singles, the album peaked to number 25 on the UK Albums Chart, the album also peaked to number 63 in Scotland. Fuse ODG turned down an offer to sing on the Band Aid 30 project because he objected to the way the lyrics of the song portrayed the victims of the ongoing Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa, and Africa generally.[7]

2015–present[edit]

In April 2015 he featured on Tinchy Stryder's single "Imperfection". In July 2015 he released the single "Only".[8] He features on Angel's single "Leyla". The song was released on 17 July 2015.[9] On 4 September 2015 he released the single "Top of My Charts".[10]

In 2016, he collaborated with Asian British artist Zack Knight and Indian rapper Badshah. They came together and composed an African/Indian soundtrack, "Bombae".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
UK
[11]
SCO
[12]
T.I.N.A. 25 63

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[11]
BEL (Vl)
[13]
BEL (Wa)
[14]
IRE
[15]
NL
[16]
SCO
[17]
"Antenna" 2013 7 87 78 85 9 T.I.N.A.
"Azonto"
(featuring Itz Tiffany)
30 91 38
"Million Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad)" 5 65 11
"Dangerous Love"
(featuring Sean Paul)
2014 3 22 4
"T.I.N.A."
(featuring Angel)
9 91 8
"Thinking About U"
(featuring Killbeatz)
2015 74 93
"Only"[8] Non-album singles
"Top Of My Charts"[10]
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[11]
BEL (Vl)
[13]
BEL (Wa)
[14]
IRE
[15]
NL
[16]
SCO
[17]
"Marilyn Monroe"
(Dee MoneeY featuring Fuse ODG)
2013 Non-album singles
"WOW (Woman Of Wonders)"
(Dr Cryme featuring Fuse ODG)
"Down on One"
(Sarkodie featuring Fuse ODG)
Sarkology
"Come Closer"
(Wande Coal featuring Fuse ODG)
Non-album singles
"Spanner"
(Itz Tifanny featuring Fuse ODG)
2014
"Imperfection"
(Tinchy Stryder featuring Fuse ODG)
2015
"Shut Them Down"
(Dun D featuring Fuse ODG)
"Leyla"[9]
(Angel featuring Fuse ODG)
"Light It Up (Remix)"
(Major Lazer featuring Nyla and Fuse ODG)
7 4 6 5 2 10 BPI: Platinum Peace Is the Mission (Extended)
"Sunrise"[9]
(Jillionaire featuring Fuse ODG and Fatman Scoop
2017 Non-album singles

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Prize Recipient Result Ref
2014 MOBO Awards Best Male Act Himself Nominated [19]
Best African Act Won
Best Song "Dangerous Love"
(featuring Sean Paul)
Nominated
African Muzik Magazine Awards Best Male Diaspora Himself Won [20]
Song of the Year "Antenna"
(featuring Wyclef Jean)
Nominated
MTV Africa Music Awards 2014 Best Pop Himself Nominated [21]
Ghana Music Awards Afro Pop Song of the Year "Million Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad)" Won [22]
Vodafone Song of the Year Nominated [23]
"Down on One"
(Sarkodie featuring Fuse ODG)
Nominated
Best Collaboration of the Year Nominated
World Music Awards World's Best Male Artist Himself Nominated [24]
World's Best Live Act Nominated
World's Best Entertainer of The Year Nominated
2013 Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted Dance Video "Antenna"
(featuring Wyclef Jean)
Nominated [25]
Ghana Music Awards Afro Pop Song of the Year Won [26]
Song of the Year Nominated
MOBO Awards Best African Act Himself Won [27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Million pound sound: Fuse ODG, and the remarkable rise of Afrobeats". 
  2. ^ Scott Kerr. "Fuse ODG | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-07-07. 
  3. ^ "Chipmunk, Fuse Odg To Thrill Fans On Dec. 27". Modernghana.com. 2011-12-19. Retrieved 2016-07-07. 
  4. ^ "AltSounds - The Best New Music Videos In The World". AltSounds. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 2016-07-07. 
  5. ^ "Fuse ODG Wins MOBO at the 18th Anniversary Awards". What's Good? Online. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Why I had to turn down Band Aid | Fuse ODG | Opinion". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-07-07. 
  8. ^ a b "Only - Single by Fuse ODG on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2015-07-10. Retrieved 2016-07-07. 
  9. ^ a b c "Leyla (feat. Fuse ODG) - Single by Angel on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2015-07-17. Retrieved 2016-07-07. 
  10. ^ a b "Top of My Charts - Single by Fuse ODG on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2015-09-04. Retrieved 2016-07-07. 
  11. ^ a b c "Fuse ODG". Officialcharts.com/. Official Charts Company. 
  12. ^ Peak positions for albums in Scotland:
  13. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Fuse ODG". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  14. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Fuse ODG". Belgium (Wallonia) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  15. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography Fuse ODG". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. 
  16. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Fuse ODG". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Archived from the original on 11 March 2014. 
  17. ^ a b Peak positions for singles in Scotland:
  18. ^ a b c d "Certified Awards" (enter "Fuse ODG" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. 
  19. ^ Molloy, Antonia (23 September 2014). "Mobo Awards 2014 nominations: Sam Smith and Krept and Konan lead pack". The Independent. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  20. ^ "AFRIMMA Nominees". African Muzik Magazine. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  21. ^ "Mafikizolo, Uhuru, Davido lead nominations for MTV Africa Music Awards". Sowetan LIVE. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  22. ^ Victor, Adebayo Adeyemi (4 May 2014). "List of winners at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2014". Ghana Web. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  23. ^ "Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2014 Nominees List Out – Check It Now". Ghana News Report. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  24. ^ "D'banj, Tuface, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Davido, Kcee Nominated at World Music Awards". Channels Tv. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  25. ^ Niyi, Adenrele (3 September 2013). "2013 Channel O Africa Music Awards unveils nominees". National Mirror. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  26. ^ Abimboye, Micheal (20 May 2013). "Wizkid wins African Artiste of the year at Ghana music awards". Premium Times. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  27. ^ "And the 2013 MOBO winners are...". EveningTimes. Retrieved 19 October 2013.