M.O.G Beatz

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MOG Beatz
M.O.G Beatz Portrait.jpg
Background information
Birth nameJohn Dosunmu-Mensah
Born (1993-11-25) November 25, 1993 (age 28)
Accra, Ghana
GenresAfro-pop, R&B, Hip hop, Afrobeats, Highlife, Hiplife, Fuji
Occupation(s)Record producer
Instruments
  • Keyboard
  • music sequencer
  • drum machine
  • synthesizer
  • sampler
  • beatboxing
  • vocals
Years active2002–present
LabelsSarkcess Music
Associated actsSarkodie, Joeboy, Kizz Daniel ,Kidi, Kuami Eugene, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Efya, Kwaw Kese, DJ Tunez, Eazzy
Websitehttps://www.mogbeatz.com/

John Kwesi Dosunmu-Mensah better known as M.O.G Beatz, is a Ghanaian record producer and musician who specializes in Afro-pop, Hip hop, Afrobeats, R&B, Hiplife, Fuji and Highlife.[1][2][3]

Early life and music career[edit]

M.O.G Beatz was born on November 25, 1993 at Tema to Mary and John Dosunmu-Mensah Snr. He started his music career at age 14. He earned a MSc in Petroleum Geoscience at the University of Ghana, Legon.[4][5] In 2016, M.O.G produced the hit single “RNS” by Sarkodie, The song won "HipLife Song Of The Year" award at the Ghana Music Awards UK and was nominated for "HipLife Song of the Year" at the 2017 edition of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.[6]

Artistry[edit]

Musical style[edit]

M.O.G Beatz’ musical style consists of a fusion of the well known, popular sound of Afrobeats with pop & soul giving his beats that vintage sweet sounds that we all know today. An M.O.G Beatz’ production is a production not to be missed - inspired by Fela Kuti’s style of Afrobeats, M.O.G Beatz' style of drums down to the voice tones, baseline and melody of the beat alone will take you away.

Production credits[edit]

Award and nomination[edit]

Year Award Prize Recipient Result Ref
2018 Ashiaman Music Awards Producer of the Year Himself Won [16]
2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Nominated [17]
3 Music Awards Won [18]
3rd TV Awards Won [19]
Muse Africa Won [20]
2020 3 Music Awards Won [21]
Muse Africa Producer of the quarter Won [20]
Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Producer of the Year Won [22]
SoundCity MVP Awards African Producer of the Year Nominated [23]
Ghana Music Awards USA Producer of the Year Nominated
2021 3 Music Awards Producer of the Year Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Addo, Charles. "Meet the Ashaiman-based singer and producer M.O.G". Yen.com.gh. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  2. ^ "M.O.G Beatz Biography". BeatzNation.comcom. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  3. ^ "Seven Ghanaian music producers who have produced hit songs in 2017". GhanaWeb.com. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  4. ^ "lousika-opampam-ft-shatta-wale-prod-by-mog-beatz/". Allmusic.
  5. ^ "mog-beatz is Fire!!!". May 30, 2017.
  6. ^ "The Nominees: 2017 Ghana Music Awards – Hiplife Song of the Year". Ghanaweb. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  7. ^ "New Music Sarkodie - Fa Sor Ho (Prod. by MOG)". Pulse Ghana. 11 November 2016. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  8. ^ "Lousika – Opampam ft. Shatta Wale (Prod. by MOG Beatz)". Ghana Motion. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  9. ^ "DOWNLOAD Shatta Wale – Ma Chargie (100 Percent) (Prod By MOG Beatz) Gh tooXclusive - Latest Ghanaian Music". 5 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Shaker – Edawoso (Prod. by MOG Beatz)". www.ghanamotion.com.
  11. ^ "Mr. Eazi and Efya to release new song together". 17 May 2018.
  12. ^ "NEW MUSIC: Kwaw Kese Releases 6:40 (Listen) - Ghanacelebrities.com". Ghanacelebrities.com. 2018-01-12. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  13. ^ "Patapaa ft Medikal – One Perma (Prod by M.O.G beatz)". 17 May 2018.
  14. ^ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rhaPCapuhcE
  15. ^ https://www.halmblog.com/listen/fantana-so-what-prod-by-mog-beatz/
  16. ^ Sadat (2018-09-01). "Full-List-Of-Winners-Ashaiman-Music-Awards [www.LOUDinGH.com]". Get Free Latest Ghana Mp3 Music Download Updates. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  17. ^ "Full VGMA 2019 nominees list | Ghana Music | Lists". Ghana Music. 2019-03-15. Retrieved 2020-11-23.
  18. ^ "Winners at 2019 edition of the 3Music Awards". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  19. ^ "Full VGMA 2019 nominees list | Ghana Music | Lists". Ghana Music. 2019-03-15. Retrieved 2020-11-23.
  20. ^ a b "M.O.G Beatz is Producer of The Quarter (Full List of Winners- 2020 Muse Africa Bangerz Of The Quarter)". Beatz Nation. 2020-07-29. Retrieved 2020-11-23.
  21. ^ "List of winners: 3 Music Awards 2020 | Ghana Music | Top Stories". Ghana Music. 2020-05-02. Retrieved 2020-11-23.
  22. ^ "VGMA21: M.O.G Beatz Wins 'Producer of The Year' + Full list of winners at the 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards". Beatz Nation. 2020-08-29. Retrieved 2020-11-23.
  23. ^ "Burna Boy win three awards for Soundcity MVP Awards". BBC News Pidgin. Retrieved 2020-11-23.