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A Plus

A Plus

The Hiplife Artist Blending Politics and Social Commentary in Ghana

1977

Birth
06 March 1977

Birth

Kwame Asare Obeng popularly known as Kwame A Plus was born on 6th March, 1977, to Mr Daniel Kwasi Obeng and Madam Elizabeth Obeng in Saltpond, Central region.

1981

Education Journey
07 November 1981

Education Journey

Kwame A Plus commenced his academic journey at Gomoaman Preparatory School (GOMPESCO), previously known as Gomoa Aseibu International School in Winneba. He attended Swedru Secondary School, Breman Asikuma Secondary School, and Nkwatia Secondary School. He furthered his studies at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), where he graduated with a second-class upper degree.

2000

2000 General Elections
27 June 2000

2000 General Elections

Kwame Asare Obeng, better known as A Plus burst onto the music scene during Ghana's 2000 general elections, making a name for himself with his album "Freedom of Speech." The standout track, "Mesuro Mpo Na Merekeka Yi O" (meaning "I am afraid of what I am saying, but I will say it anyway"), cleverly lambasted politicians and became an instant hit.

2001

"Freedom of Speech II"
27 June 2001

"Freedom of Speech II"

In 2001, A Plus followed up with his second album, "Freedom of Speech II," where he warned the newly elected government about the consequences of not improving their performance, risking their power in the upcoming 2004 elections. A Plus continued his political critique after the 2004 elections with his single "Agye Gon," delving into the analysis of the campaign process.

2007

A Unique Focus on Parliament
27 June 2007

A Unique Focus on Parliament

In 2007, A Plus changed his approach and released the poignant "Letter to Parliament," specifically addressing Ghana's Parliament. The song's success earned him a nomination for Best Hip-life Song at the 2008 edition of the Ghana Music Awards. This shift showcased A Plus's versatility and demonstrated his ability to tackle various aspects of governance through his music.

2008

Beyond Music: Exploring Stand-up Comedy
27 June 2008

Beyond Music: Exploring Stand-up Comedy

In addition to his musical endeavors, A Plus has also dabbled in stand-up comedy with relative success. His comedic talents complement his politically incorrect persona, contributing to his reputation as an artist unafraid to push boundaries. However, in his latest single, "A Letter to the West," featuring Praye, A Plus takes a complete u-turn, delivering conscious and politically correct lyrics about Africa's persistent challenge of poor leadership.

2017

Marriage to Akosua Vee
23 September 2017

Marriage to Akosua Vee

Kwame A Plus is happily married to Akosua Vee, a fashion blogger and celebrity make-up artist based in the United Kingdom. He is the proud father of three daughters: Ama, Betty, and Akua.

2023

A Plus's Musical Repertoire
27 June 2023

A Plus's Musical Repertoire

A Plus has treated his fans to a range of popular songs, including "Agye Gon," "Two Paddies," "Zilo," "Mansa," "Asem Kese," "Igwe," “Aben be bom,” and many others. Each track offers a unique perspective on societal issues, encapsulating his astute observations and sharp wit.

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