Highlife artiste, Bisa Kdei, of Odo Carpenter fame has landed a gig to play at the Marcelo Beach in Lome at a charity music concert being organised by Togolese International football star, Emmanuel Adebayor’s foundation.
The Azonto Ghost hitmaker will join a host of other African artistes such as Nigeria’s Wizkid, Dieudonné Willa from Togo, Nigerian born British artiste, Lola Rae, and Serge Beynaud.
The two day concert which is scheduled for Saturday, June 13-June 14, is expected to draw many music enthusiasts in Togo to the Marcelo Beach. The celebration will continue the next day at the National Stadium.
An elated Bisa Kdei who spoke to Showbiz on Tuesday said that he is grateful for the decision of the organisers to select him out of the many musicians in the country.
He said that even though the language used in his songs could be a barrier, his songs have travelled beyond the shores of the country and one such country which his songs have enjoyed huge following is Togo.
“It shouldn’t be surprising that I was chosen to be at the concert. I have a huge fan base in Lome, not just Lome but Gabon as well. The organisers know that my music is appreciated in Lome and I will use the opportunity to sell Ghana music on the stage,” he stated.
Bisa, whose real name is Ronald Kweku Dei Appiah started his music career as a rapper in a group called BISA (Boys In Serious Action). He later embarked on a solo project when he found out he could do better in singing.
His talent was spotted by a movie producer and that was how Bisa’s success story began in music.
Bisa has done sound tracks for movie producers such as A.A Productions, Paul Gee, Miracle Films and Pat Thomas. However, it was the soundtrack of the movie, Azonto Ghost, that brought him into the limelight.
Since then, he has endeared himself with music lovers with songs such as Metanfo, Over, Madanfo, Love Letter and pimpinaa.
He launched his maiden album, Thanksgiving, in 2013 and won the Song Writer of the Year for his song, Metanfo, at the Ghana Music Awards last year.