Artistes collaborate with other artistes all of the time. Most of these collaborations in a way help push the artistes in the lime light. While some collaborations have been fruitless, some have been very fruitful. Ghbase.com shares with you the five collaborations that gave these artistes the breakthrough they needed. See our list below and do drop your sentiments in the comments box.
Daddy Lumba/Ofori Amponsah (Woho kyere)
Ofori Amponsah made a grand entry into the musical landscape, courtesy legendary Daddy Lumba sixteen years ago. His collaborative product with ‘his master’ was the catapult that swung his reputation high. Since then, the man many prefer to call pastor Alewa is one of the best contemporary highlife of all time.
He is also one of the most decorated artistes in the history of the Ghana Music Awards. He made an instant impression with his ‘Asew’ banger and has gone on to build an enviable brand for himself.
It therefore came as a huge shock to Ghanaians when the ‘Otoolege’ hit maker announced his complete withdrawal from secular music only to revert three years later. That withstanding, Mr. All 4 real is still a force to reckon with.
Daddy Lumba/Natty Borax (Asiehor)
In 2001, a new song buzzed in town. It was called ‘Asiehor,’ penned by Borax. The song gained a huge recognition, not because Daddy Lumba featured on the song, but because of the exceptional qualities that the young lad demonstrated.
Unfortunately, Borax, known in real life as Nat Adjetey Larbi couldn’t take advantage of the rare chance he had. His subsequent albums ‘Odo be wo dea’ and ‘Pa ntuma’ failed to live up to expectation. He is yet to reach the same level with his first album though he won the best Reggae song for ‘Tene wonsa’ at 2008 edition of the Ghana’s Music Awards.
He dramatically surfaced two years ago with a song that flopped miserably. He was all over the place courting controversies by jabbing Shatta Wale and Samini in various interviews; that he was the real Dancehall king hence the public should accord him a such. The public rather dumped him in the garbage of forgetfulness.
Obrafour/Tinny (Oye ohene)
Both artistes were nurtured by the Hammer but it was the ‘Oye ohene’ track that ushered Tinny to the hiplife domain. He literally murdered the track with his boisterous Ga vocabularies.
Obrafuo, perhaps impressed with the ‘Aletse Kankpe’ man, featured him in another hit song called ‘3be shi shi wo.’ He rose to become one of the finest rappers of the art, until lately when his seemed to have gone into a state of hibernation.
Guru is one of the few artistes who has achieved and maintained a high level of success after the release of his maiden album. He has produced hits after hits ever since we heard him spewing hardcore verses on Obrafuor’s ‘Kasiebo’ song back in 2009.
Though he does not have many awards to show for his hard work, his status in the hiplife fraternity is undeniably remarkable.
Buk Bak/4×4/Pope Skinny
Bright and the late Ronnie Coaches single handedly trained the group 4×4 and Pope Skinny. They featured these two acts in their various songs, including the award winning ‘Klu blofo.’ Pope Skinny became a pioneer in Akuapim rap and represented it to the fullest.
Do subscribe to our news letter below for more relevant entertainment news content like this one.