Kuami Eugene

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Kuami Eugene
Birth nameEugene Kwame Marfo
Born (1997-02-01) 1 February 1997 (age 21)
Oda, Ghana
GenresAfro pop, Highlife, Afrobeats
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2017–present
LabelsLynx Entertainment
Websitewww.lynxghana.com

Eugene Kwame Marfo (born 1 February 1997), who goes by the stage name Kuami Eugene, is a Ghanaian highlife and afrobeats singer-songwriter. He is signed to Lynx Entertainment[1], and is known for several songs of his, including "Angela", "Confusion" and "Wish Me Well". He received the Best New Artiste awards from the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards and from the Ghana Music Awards UK. He also received the Most Promising Artiste in Africa award from AFRIMA.

Early life[edit]

Eugene Kwame Marfo[2] was born to Alex and Juliana Marfo in Oda, Ghana.[citation needed] His interest for music led him to sing in church from a young age where he also learnt to play the drum, keyboard and guitar.[3]

Music career[edit]

Kuami Eugene was a contestant on the season 5 of the reality competition show MTN Hitmaker in Ghana in 2016, where he finished third overall.[4] He was signed shortly afterwards to Lynx Entertainment and has gone on to release several singles. In 2017, "Angela" reached one million views on YouTube, the most for any music artist on that label, and was indicated to be in rotation among the top 10 songs in Ghana.[5] He is a featured artist in "Adwenfi" by DJ Vyrusky.[6] In 2018, he released a continuation of the storyline in the "Angela" song called "Confusion".[7] And in June 2018, he released the single "Wish Me Well", which was in response to the negative comments he received on social media,[8] some of which alleged he was stealing lyrics from another artist Ice Prince.[9]

Kuami Eugene has appeared on several major concerts in the country. In 2017, he participated in Sarkodie's Rapperholic Concert,[10] Ghana Music Honours 2017 Edition, December to Remember 2017,[11] S Concert 2017,[12] the 61st Ghana Independence Celebration Show at Indigo 02 in London.[13]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award Nominated work Result
2018 4syte Music Video Awards Best Storyline Video "Angela" Nominated[14]
Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Highlife Song of the Year "Angela" Nominated[15]
Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Highlife Artiste of the Year Won[16]
Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Best Male Vocalist Nominated[15]
Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Best New Artiste Won[16]
Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Song of the Year "Angela" Nominated[15]
Ghana Music Awards UK Best New Artiste of the Year Won[17]
AFRIMA Most Promising Artiste in Africa Won[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kuami Eugene – Mtn Hitmaker fame now signed by Lynx Entertainment«". GhanaWeb.
  2. ^ "Kuami Eugene". profileability.com.
  3. ^ Chem, Shemcy. "10 facts from Kuami Eugene biography few people know". Ghana: Yen.com.gh. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Kelvin wins 2016 MTN Hitmaker Reality Show". Ghana Web. 11 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Kuami Eugene's 'Angela' hits 1m views on YouTube". Ghana Web. 12 November 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  6. ^ NYB. "Award winning DJ Vyrusky shoots video for smash hit single 'Adwenfi'". Muse Africa.
  7. ^ Freddie. "Kuami Eugene releases part two of Angela titled Confusion". Yooyoo Africa. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Kuami Eugene releases new song titled 'Wish Me Well'". Ghana Web. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  9. ^ Mawuli, David (22 June 2018). "Did Kuami Eugene 'steal' Ice Prince's songs for "Wish Me Well"?". Pulse. Ghana. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Star-studded performances at Sarkodie's Rapperholic Concert 2017". Ghana Web. 26 December 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Citi FM Rocks Accra Tonight with Official Christmas Party". Citi FM. Ghana. 24 December 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Samini for S Concert 2017". Ghana Web. 3 November 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  13. ^ "KiDi, Kuami Eugene and King Promise headline Ghana @ 61 Concert in UK". Citi FM. Ghana. 2018-03-08. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  14. ^ Britton, George (3 November 2017). "Sarkodie tops the list of nominations for this year's 4syte Music Video Awards". NYDJ Live. Ghana. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  15. ^ a b c "2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Full List of Nominees". Ghana Web. 4 March 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Full List of Winners at 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards". MyJoyOnline. 2018-04-15.
  17. ^ "Ghana Music Awards UK 2018: Full list of winners". Music in Africa. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  18. ^ Mawuli, David (25 November 2018). "Kuami Eugene is the "Most Promising Artiste in Africa" at AFRIMA 2018". Ghana: Pulse. Retrieved 26 November 2018.