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Blakk Rasta

Blakk Rasta

Blakk Rasta is a Ghanaian reggae / Kuchoko artiste, dub poet and a radio presenter of Zylofon. He is best known for the song "Barack Obama" sung in honor of the 44th U.S President. He was honored at a special dinner with President Obama on 11 July 2010.

1974

Birth of Blakk Rasta
02 September 1974

Birth of Blakk Rasta

Blakk Rasta was born on born September 2,1974 in Tamale, Ghana.

2000

Musical style
26 June 2000

Musical style


Blakk Rasta blends reggae and African rhythms in his music style called "Kuchoko," featuring conscious lyrics about love, equality, justice, blackness, rasta, and spiritual love. His innovative sound, developed through extensive research, combines indigenous African instruments like xylophone, talking drum, kette, flute, kologo, and kora with animal and jungle sounds, and local market ambience, aiming for global acceptance in the dynamic world of music preferences.

2002

Inspiration
26 June 2002

Inspiration


He found inspiration in Jamaican dub poet Mutabaruka, DYCR, and Linton Kwesi Johnson.

2013

Honors and awards
26 June 2013

Honors and awards

Blakk Rasta was voted and confirmed as the 'Radio Reggae Show Host of the Year' at the Ghana Radio And TV Awards in June 2011. He has also won other awards, including the BASS Awards in 2013 for a reggae song titled "Our Africa" that he collaborated on with Jah Amber.

2021

Career
26 June 2021

Career

Abubakar Ahmed, also known as Blakk Rasta, is a reggae DJ from Ghana. He gained fame as the best reggae DJ on Happy 98.9 FM and later hosted the controversial midmorning program 'Taxi Driver' on Hitz 103.9 FM before joining Zylofon FM. After leaving Zylofon FM, he started his own YouTube channel called 'Blakk Media Empire' to continue his show 'The Black Pot'.

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