WillisBeatz

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WillisBeatz
Birth nameWilliam Osafo
Born (1991-08-30) August 30, 1991 (age 27)
Takoradi, Ghana
GenresAfro-pop, R&B, Hip hop, Afrobeat, Highlife, Hiplife,
Occupation(s)sound engineer, record producer and DJ
InstrumentsVocals, Digital Audio Workstation
Years active2009–present
Associated actsShatta Wale, Kofi Kinaata, Ebony Reigns, Gurunkz, MzVee, Castro

William Osafo, known professionally as WillisBeatz, is a Ghanaian-born sound engineer, record producer and DJ from Takoradi.[1] He is best known for producing Shatta Wale's hit singles "Taking Over","Forgetti",[2]"Sponsor" by Ebony Reigns[3][4][5] and "Osey" by Nero X.[6][7] WillisBeatz was nominated in the " Best Music Producer of the Year" category at the 2017 Ghana Entertainment Awards (USA).[8]

Early life[edit]

WillisBeatz, was born on August 30, 1991 in Takoradi. At age 17, William already had love for music and started learning music productions using the Internet. He attended the Takoradi Senior High School.

Production career[edit]

As a producer, WillisBeatz has been credited for working with prominent Ghanaian artists and producing hit songs like "‘DON’T GO THERE", "TAKING OVER" and "FORGETTI" by Shatta Wale [9][10]"Samba" by Gurunkz[11][12]"Sponsor" by Ebony Reigns[13][14] "Osey" by Nero X[15] "Papabii" by Gallaxy and "Made In Taadi" by Kofi Kinaata.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award ceremony Prize Recipient Result Ref
2017 Rush Western Music Awards Music Producer of the Year Himself Won [16]
Ghana Entertainment Awards, USA Nominated [17]
Ghana Music Awards, UK Won [18]

Production discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 2013
  1. Castro: Jealousy[19]
  • 2014
  1. Nero X: Osey[20]
  • 2015
  1. Gallaxy: Papabi[21]
  2. Kofi Kinaata: Made it Taadi[22]
  • 2016
  1. Shatta Wale: Nana vs Mahama
  2. Shatta Wale: Don't Go There[23][24]
  3. Gurunkz: Samba
  • 2017
  1. Shatta Wale: Taking Over
  2. Shatta Wale: Forgetti
  3. Shatta Wale: Open N Close
  4. Shatta Wale: Skin Pain
  5. Shatta Wale: Freedom
  6. Ebony Reigns: Sponsor
  7. Ebony Reigns: Maame Hw3
  8. Kofi Kinaata: Last Show
  9. Shatta Wale: Umbrella[25]
  10. Koti: Ayesem
  11. MzVee: Sing My Name

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WillisBeatz Biography". 15 November 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Producer of Shatta Wale's 'Taking Over' Willis Beatz opens up on how he did the magic". YFM Ghana. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Leaked: Ebony - Sponsor feat. Shatta Wale (Prod. by Willisbeatz) - Music". Pulse. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Ebony Out With ‘Sponsor’ Produced by Willis Beatz". Loud Sound GH. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Ebony ft Shatta Wale – Sponsor (Remix) (Prod. By Willis Beatz)". GhXclusives.Com. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Nero-X-Osey-Prod-by-WillisBeatz • XbitGh | Ghana's Hottest News Portal". xbitgh.com. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Nero X "Osey" Song Made Me Who I Am Today - Willis Beatz - Hitzjoint | Latest Ghana Music, Entertainment News, Showbiz News, Events". hitzjoint.com. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Nydjlive.com, M.anifest, Sarkodie, Others Nominated At 2017 Ghana Entertainment Awards USA". NYDJ Live. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  9. ^ "I feel good working with Shatta Wale – Willis Beatz | Entertainment 2017-08-20". ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Shatta Wale – Taking Over ft. Joint 77 x Addi Self x Captan [Prod. by Willis Beatz]". vibehubs.com. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Guru: Rapper drops "Samba" official trailer - Music". Pulse. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Guru - Samba ft Singlet (Prod By Willis Beatz)". ghanamotion.com. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Ebony Ft. Shatta Wale – Sponsor (Remix) (Prod. By Willis Beatz)". vibehubs.com. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Ebony – Sponsor (Prod By Willis Beatz)". ghanaclassic.com. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Nero X - Osey (Prod. By Willisbeatz)". ghanaclassic.com. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  16. ^ "Full list of Winners at Western Music Awards: Kofi Kinaata is Artiste of the year". 233times.com. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  17. ^ https://ameyawdebrah.com/ghana-entertainment-awards-usa-announces-nominees/%7Ctitle=Ghana Entertainment Awards USA announces nominees
  18. ^ https://www.nydjlive.com/ghana-music-awards-uk-2017-full-list-of-winners/%7Ctitle=Ghana Music Awards UK 2017:Full List of Winners
  19. ^ "Castro – Jealousy (Produced by Willis Beatz)". ghanamma.com. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  20. ^ "[Music Download]: Nero X – Yawa Dey (Prod. By WillisBeatz)". NDWOMFIE. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  21. ^ "Gallaxy-Papa Bi (Produced by Willis Beatz)". gentlemenradio.com. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  22. ^ "Kofi Kinaata To Release A New Song With Willisbeatz (Video)". ParryNation. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  23. ^ "Good working with Willis Beat on my next song" Don't Go There - Shatta wale". ghanaclassic.com. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  24. ^ "Shatta Wale – Dont Go There (Prod By Willis Beatz)". GhXclusives.Com. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  25. ^ "Shatta Wale - Umbrella (Prod. by Willisbeatz)". NdwomPa. Retrieved 17 September 2017.

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