Four Ghanaian born International Songwriting Competition award winners

Four Ghanaian born International Songwriting Competition award winners

Ghana as a country has always excelled in producing musical talent, and in recent years this has manifested itself in the ISC list of award winners. Just in case you don’t already know of them, here’s a little information about these talented individuals:

Ayisi Ican

Four Ghanaian born ISC award winners

A.K.A A.I – won the grand prize in the main category of the ISC in 2013 with his song ‘Anger Management’. This talented songwriter and performance artist has gone on to make collaborations, and has also been a stage opener for the likes of Lauren Hill. His new Song Grind is currently doing well in West African chart lists.

Kwame A. Tsikata

Four Ghanaian born ISC award winners

A.K.A M.anifest – won third place in the 2014 ISC Hip-Hop category with his song ‘Someway bi’. Since then the rapper has gone on to make numerous collaborations locally. This year his song ‘God MC’ made waves when it sparked controversy between him and other locally known artists Sarkodie. M.anifest recently released a new album titled ‘Nowhere cool’ which he says he’d been working diligently on for a considerable amount of time now.

Selassie Atiase

Four Ghanaian born ISC award winners

Won an honorable mention in the world music category with the song ‘Mama Africa’. Born and raised in Accra, Selassie immigrated to the US where he eventually recorded his first album ‘Run’; with the title track featuring in EA Sports’ FIFA Soccer 2006 and EA Cricket 2007 video games.

Mohammed Alidu

Four Ghanaian born ISC award winners

Also won an Honorable mention in the world music category with his song ‘Bambenya’. With a solid background playing percussion instruments, particularly the talking drum played in northern Ghana, Mohammed Alidu has gone from playing at the Kings palace at age five, performing with the Ghana Dance Ensemble, to playing with the London based group Adzido for about three years.

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