Okyeame Kwame, also known as OK; born Kwame Nsiah Apau, a celebrated award-winning musician who has been inspiring creative difference since 1997, is constantly piercing the walls of music, poetry, acting and entrepreneurship in Ghana.
As a rapper, his music has penetrated the walls of Ghana and beyond in the Hiplife, Highlife, Hip-hop, and Afro-pop genres.
Okyeame Kwame is married since 2009 to Annica Nsiah-Apau and they have two children together, Sir Kwame Bota and Sante Antwiwaa.
He was born in Nsuta, Ashanti Region of Ghana and the third of six siblings. His two younger brothers, Kwaku Nsiah Boamah nicknamed “Stone” and Kwaku Nsiah Amankwah nicknamed “Kunta Kinte”. His parents expected him to become a physician. Yet he gained interest in rap music from a very young age. Having written his own songs and performed in local shows ever since he attended the Anglican Senior High School in Kumasi.
Okyeame Kwame raps and sings mostly in Twi dialect of the Akan language of Ghana. His stage name Okyeame chosen to reflect his lyrical fluidity means “linguist (of the royal court)” in his native Akan. As an internationally recognized Ambassador for Hepatitis B eradication, his OK Foundation has been a force behind the screening, vaccination and sensitization of over 7000 Ghanaians since 2010.
He is an internationally recognized Ambassador for Hepatitis B eradication. His OK Foundation has been a force behind the screening, vaccination and sensitization. As an entrepreneur, OK runs his own record label One Mic Entertainment and also Firm Bridges Communications. This he co-founded with his wife.
He is also a partner in the shoe manufacturing company Horseman Shoes. Due to his notoriety as a national icon in native Ghana, he became brand ambassador for MTN Group, Ministry of Health, GT Bank, Mentos,and the African Union.
His notoriety as a national icon in native Ghana, he became brand ambassador for MTN Group, Ministry of Health, GT Bank, Mentos, the African Union, Menzbanc and Coca Cola in Ghana, aside being appointed the public relations officer of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) from 2012 and the Ghana Music Right Owner (GHAMRO) in 2014.
From 2015 he got appointed as an ambassador for the Junior Boys Mentoring Conference, a youth-focused non-governmental initiative in Accra which seeks to equip young people with the necessary knowledge and skills that will enable them to tackle challenges as they come into contact with the outside world.
Okyeame Kwame’s Popular Songs
Written by: Patrick Fynn