Kwame Asare Obeng, nickname A Plus, is a Ghanaian Hiplife rapper and singer popularly known for his political and controversial hit records. As a social celebrity in Ghana, he is commonly known through his stage name "A Plus" given to his unique music composition and remarks that focus on various trending political and social issues.
“Politics is a dangerous game,” unless you know how to play it like A Plus (Kwame Asare Obeng). The Hiplife rapper has mastered the art of surfing various controversial waves and being a successful music artist. Love him or hate him, Kwame's life, that includes rising to fame through hit records, marrying a gorgeous wife, court cases, social media beefs, and political affiliations, have made him a person of interest in the Ghanaian trends. Below is a documentation of some of the interesting facts and latest news about A Plus that are sure to amaze you. Read on!
According to his Facebook page, Sunday 6th March 1977 marks Kwame Asare’s date of birth. Currently, Kwame Asare Obeng age is 42 years. As a young man, he studied in a public university in Accra known as GIMPA, that stands for Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.
A Plus songs and rise to fame
Nineteen years ago, A Plus made his public debut and popularity in the Ghanaian music industry. The creative artist took advantage of the then 2000 General Election, where he released a musical album named "Freedom of Speech." This was right before the elections started. His unique music style addressed the various political issues in his country. This led to massive public acceptance hence his rise to fame. A good example is his 2000 hit song "Mesuro mpo na merekeka yi o," that translates to “ am afraid of what I am saying, but I will say it anyway."
A Plus song narrated the hot political scene in Ghana where he referred to various politicians such as Dr. Ephraim Amus and the then 2000 aspirants. The well-crafted song marked his journey as a celebrity. One year later, Kwame yet again released another controversial song dubbed “Freedom of Speech II.” In the lyrics, the song analyzed and criticized the then government over the increased cases of corruption, the rise in injustice among citizens, and the various hardship times faced by Ghanaians. He even went ahead to warn the government that if they continue, then the citizens will vote them out in the forthcoming 2004 elections.
Political activist through music
Flash forward, Kwame also produced a hit single titled “Agye Gon” that addressed the occurrence of the then concluded 2004 political campaign period by the politicians. In 2007, he released the rather sad song “A Letter to Parliament," that had him nominated under the category of Best Hip-life Song during the 2008 Ghana Music Awards. The song got massive airplay on various radio stations.
A Plus combines both humor and witty words to address his Member of Parliament and the rest by implying that ever since the people voted for them, they have not fulfilled their promises. Since politics is a dangerous game, the artist received numerous life threats concerning the song “Letter to Parliament.” He, however, stayed outspoken as a strong man.
Apart from the above-mentioned hit songs, the Hiplife artist has produced an array of songs that include Zilo, Mirror Mirror , Igwe, Two Paddies, among others. The Comedian quitting 2011
The A Plus TV show
Given to his popularity in music and capability in coming up with funny lines, the Hiplife artist went ahead to embrace the Television industry in 2011. This was through his comedy show named “The A-Plus Show," where he would perform stand-up comedy for 15 minutes. He also featured guest artists and various Ghanaian personalities in discussing an array of topics. The A Plus Show was launched on 27th February 2011 at the School of Performing Arts Drama Studio, University of Ghana-Legon.
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A Plus wife Akosua Vee
As one of the most popular beauty stylists in Ghana, Violet N. A. Bannerman, who is popularly known as Akosua Vee, is the lucky wife of A Plus. She was born in Ghana in April 1987. Apart from being a fashionista, the curvaceous beauty is also a renowned fashion blogger. In her school days, she was a Hall President at the Regent University College of Science and Technology. In primary level, she attended Labone Secondary School.
Rise to fame
From the looks of her beautiful pictures, it is evident that the sexy Vee has a great sense of fashion. As a result, she started blogging concerning various fashion trends and looks for women. Akosua Vee rose to fame through the Ghanaian actress Nana Ama Agyemang McBrown, who loved her fashion projects. Nana contacted Vee to become her designer for her different celebrity looks. Currently, Vee continues to sower in her field of beauty and has dressed an array of celebrities that include: Claudia Lumour, Irene Logan, and Nana Aba Anamoah.
The A Plus white wedding
In what many people termed as a celebrity affair, the Hiplife artist Kwame Asare Obeng and the gorgeous fashionista blogger Akosua Vee tied their matrimony notes in a glamorous white themed wedding. The wedding took place on 23rd September 2017. The reception and celebration were staged at the iconic "His Majesty's Court, a hotel located in the capital city Accra.
The wedding followed a traditional pre-wedding that was on 25th February 2017 in Dansoman. As a fashion lover, Akosua Vee was the talk of Accra given to her white vintage wedding gown. To crown the wedding, the celebrity couple had various top personalities in attendance. These included Nana Boroo, Bollie, and Reggie, who happen to be singers. Some of the actors who graced the occasion include John Dumelo, Joslyn Dumas, and Fred Nuamah. Other celebrities ranged from Wutah, Steven Appiah, George Quaye, and Doreen Andoh, among others.
A Plus latest news
Of late, Kwame is described to have made a transition from music, being a political activist, and now active politics. His controversial remarks have had him on the wrong side of the law as he faces great rivalry from various government leaders.
During the end of last year, the hiplife rapper rubbished the allegations of joining politics. He went ahead to say, “What I want to do is to be part of a process to change the country for the better.” He went ahead to state that “I am a citizen of this country and have a say in what my tax is used for.”
However, 2019 has seen Kwame in numerous political turmoils. In March 2019, he spoke of how if he were the president of Ghana, he would elect people with common sense, unlike the current government holders. In his words, he said, "If I become president of Ghana today, I will appoint Osei Kwame Despite as the Minister of Trade and Industry and Fadda Dickson Narh as the Director General of GBC. They have the track record, it is not about people with the book [sense], professor, doctor." This was during his interview with Zylofon FM.
A Plus arrested by CID
In one of the most current political incidences involving the artist, he was arrested by the Ghana Criminal Investigation Department (CID). This happened on 18th June 2019. The arrest was after the singer did not comply with the CID rules. He is under investigation for allegedly using a false Kwame Asare Obeng Facebook account where he promotes ill motive stories targeted at the Executive Chairman of State Enterprise Commission (SEC), Mr. Stephen Asamoah Boateng.
Despite Mr. Stephen only demanding an official apology from the rapper, A Plus said that he would not apologize and dared the Executive Chairman of State Enterprise Commission (SEC) to take him to court.
False arrest claims
On 19th June 2019, A Plus posted a video where he said, “Asabee can’t get me arrested. I am at Marriott hotel chilling.” He went ahead to add, “I insulted Asabee and I will continue to insult him till he retracts his insult. You guys are cowards and conformists, none of you can behave the way I do. Kwame A Plus…I am a bad boy. I walked in and out of the police station…tomorrow 9am I will go and walk out again from the police station again.” Catch more developing stories about this in the next article.
A Plus is a controversial Ghanaian celebrity who rose to fame through his politically themed hit songs. His creative word selection had him venture into comedy before being more outspoken about the government and other political topics. Kwame is married to the gorgeous Ghanaian fashion blogger named Akosua Vee in Accra. The Hiplife artist is currently facing investigation by the CID given to his controversial remarks concerning Ghana politics.