Pappy Kojo

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Pappy Kojo
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Background information
Birth nameJason Gaisie
Also known asFante Van Damme, Realer No,Pappy
Born (1989-02-13) 13 February 1989 (age 31)
Takoradi, Ghana
GenresHip hop, hiplife
Years active(2013–present)
Associated acts

Jason Gaisie (born 13 February 1989), popularly known as Pappy Kojo, is a Ghanaian hip hop and hiplife recording artist from Takoradi.[1] He is well known for his hit single "Realer No".[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Jason Gaisie was born on 13 February 1989 to parents Kofi Badu and Rosemond Gaisie. He was born and raised in Takoradi, in the Western Region of Ghana. He attended Ridge International School up until 2004, then went to Italy to be with his mother.[3]

Music career[edit]

Pappy Kojo showed his interest and love for music at an early age. He took part in locally organized rap shows where he would rap to Obrafour, Tic Tac, Reggie Rockstone, and Lord Kenya. His biggest musical influences are Obrafour, The Shady Aftermath Camp and Michael Jackson. After leaving Ghana for Italy in 2004, his love for rap music grew even greater. He began covering popular songs and posting them on his YouTube channel.[4]

Around the same time, he began recording his own material with Italian and Ghanaian music producers. This created some buzz for the young rapper. He grew in popularity in the latter part of 2014 when he collaborated on a smash hit record with Ghanaian superstar Joey B.

Pappy then followed with his first official single, "Realer No", also featuring Joey B. He went to South Africa with Joey B to perform at the Big Brother finale.[5]

He was nominated three times at the 2015 Ghana Music Awards and won an award for the Hip-Hop Song of the Year. He has also been nominated for the Best Newcomer in Africa at the AFRIMMA Awards.[6]

He has released three singles since: "Ay3 Late", "2 Raw" (with Edem) and "Deja Vu" (with Jiggy).[7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Ghana Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient/nominated work Award Result Ref.
2015 Himself Hip Hop Song of the Year 2015 – Realer No f/ Joey B Won [8][9]
Hip-life/Hip-hop Artiste of the Year 2015 Nominated [10]
Best New Artiste of the Year 2015 Nominated

AFRIMMA Awards[edit]

Year Recipient/nominated work Award Result Ref.
2015 Himself Best newcomer Nominated [11]

MTN 4Syte Music Video Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Ref.
2015 Himself Best Hip Hop Video Nominated
2015 Himself Most Popular Video Nominated
2015 Himself Best New Discovery Video Nominated
2015 Himself Best Collaboration Video Nominated
2017 Himself Best Photography Won


Major singles[edit]


  1. ^ "Ghana News – I deserve all my Ghana Music Awards nominations – Pappy Kojo". Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Pappy Kojo and Joey B's Realer No Becomes The Most Popular Song in Brong Ahafo". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Who Is Pappy Kojo? (Part 1)". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Obrafour Is My Mentor, My Rasta Is For Him – Pappy Kojo | Ghana HomePage". Ghana HomePage. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Joey B and Pappy Kojo to perform on Big Brother Africa Hotshots Show this Sunday". – Ghana's Premiere Music Site. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  6. ^ "AFRIMMA 2015: Stonebwoy, Efya, Sarkodie, Wiyaala, others nominated for awards – Music – Pulse". Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  7. ^ "PAPPY KOJO: The Man Of The Moment – Daily Guide Ghana". Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Ghana News – Full list of winners for 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards". Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  9. ^ "VGMA 2015: See The Full List of Winners – Music – Pulse". Retrieved 26 October 2015. External link in |publisher= (help)
  10. ^ "Ghana News – I deserve all my Ghana Music Awards nominations – Pappy Kojo". Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  11. ^ "AFRIMMA 2015: Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, Efya, others nominated – Entertainment News |". Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Pappy Kojo – Realer No ft Joey B (Prod By SlimBo)". 15 October 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  13. ^ "Pappy Kojo – Ay3 Late ft Sarkodie". Retrieved 1 July 2015.

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