Dadie Opanka, born as Armstrong Affum, is a Ghanaian entertainer with his heart vested in all the right things. His fans know him as a songwriter, performer, composer, poet and rapper. Some argue that he is Ghana's best rhymer. The boy from Tema, Ghana, rose to fame after he released a freestyle of Simple, Bradez's song, that went viral. He did not let the heat of the moment pass him by. He capitalized on the moment by releasing his single dubbed Taste that also became a hit on many levels.
Opanka is still the number one Ghanaian freestyle cover artist. Opanka has also garnered massive followers across various social media sites. He boasts over 300k likes on Facebook, over 22k followers on Twitter, and over 10k Instagram followers. Opanka is said to be among top Ghanaians with strong social media influence. His power did not go unnoticed, and the notice came from the right people. He attracted top names in the music scene with whom he has collaborated to release good quality music.
His collaborations are so good that some went ahead to win top music awards in Ghana. One such collaboration is Popping. In this project, Opanka worked with Kwaw Kese, and together they won the Best Hip-hop Song of the year during Ghana Music Awards back in the year 2012. And with this came more opportunities for the rapper to make his brand known and earn more cash. He has shared the stage with artists such as T-Pain and Movado and performed in big events such as Ghana Music Awards. He is working on great content to be released soon.
Opanka's top 5 collaborations
It is not a secret that Opanka is onto something great. He has done collaborations with big brands in the market and in turn, cemented his name in the industry. Here are 5 of his greatest collaborations yet.
1. Opanka - Boo Bi Yede ft. Kuami Eugene
Opanka ft Kuami Eugene Boo Bi Yede is a club banger that awakens everyone from slumber. It helps to infuse good feelings into life. Kaumi sets the pace with his sweet sound while Opanka gives the song the much-needed rap twist in a powerful blend that makes the song a masterpiece.
2. Dadie Opanka - Mepe No Saa ft Okyeame Kwame
Opanka ft Okyeame - Mepe No Saa, brings to life a new approach to love. For a long time, Africans have had a religious and tribal approach to love, which has made things a bit more challenging for the current generation. The two artists have, however, decided to bring a new angle to what love is according to the current societal set-up. Plugin and play.
3. Ephraim - I Want To Be Rich ft. Opanka
Ephraim ft Opanka is the perfect combination for this jam. The two have combined their different sounds to come up with a perfect piece.
4. Opanka - Sure ft Adina
Who would have thought that Opanka ft Adina could be a reality? Well, here it is, and it is a banger. The audio is lit and would send anyone to his feet without a struggle.
5. Kwaw Kese - Poppin ft. Dadie Opanka
Poppin put Opanka on the world map. This is the song that earned him his name. The song itself has a nice audio and great video. It is hard to ignore it for all its glory.
These are not the only collaborations he has done in the course of the years. Opanka Tony Montana is another great jam that he did, and it became a success on its own right.
Opanka has been celebrated for all the right reasons. Today, he stands as one of Ghana's finest rappers alive. His collaborations have contributed greatly to his massive following on social media. He should be celebrated as a man who brought joy to the hearts of many Ghanaians. His jams such as Opanka taste, Smokey Beatz ft Opanka, and Opanka Yo Geng continue to put him on the global map as he strives to become the best he can be.