B4Bonah, Live FM Artiste of the Month for August will headline a concert at the Champs Sports Bar and Grill on Saturday, September 23, 2017.
Dubbed ‘Turn Up With B4Bonah,’ it will see the act perform songs that helped him gained mainstream relevance. He will be supported by Kwesi Arthur, King Promise, Tsoobi and a lot more.
Biography (submitted by Mim Life Records)
Fredrick Amoako Bonah popularly known as B4Bonah is a Tema based rapper, singer, writer and composer. Born to parents, Stephen Kwabena Bonah and Juliana Appiah, (both of blessed memory) on 26th October, 1990. He was born and raised in Tema, a city in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
B4Bonah’s interest in music began in Junior High School when he realized how he appreciated the lyrics in the songs he danced to. He started off as a dancer in junior high school and gradually started writing his own music. Unlike most dancers who dance to the beats in a song, B4Bonah danced to the lyrics he heard. This urged him to write his own songs.
He’s Currently signed to MimLife Records a record label company located in Tema community two.
He is inspired by artistes like Bob Marley, Wiz Kid and Wretch 32. Growing up, it was his dream to be a lawyer, he still holds on to this dream though. Writing of songs comes naturally to him. He sometimes composes some of his songs right in the studio when he hears the beat. As a young man, he has had his hard times yet he still pulls through knowing for a fact that he is going to make it someday. Some of the few friends he has are the ones who cheer him on and are his greatest fans. Growing up, one significant event that took a toll on him was when he lost his mother just as he was about to start his secondary school education, followed by his brother and his father all in a space of two years. He has been able to sail through with his four siblings.
The genre of music he makes spans from Hip Hop to Afro beats. When he is not doing anything related to music, B4Bonah spends his time checking up on fashion trends or writing. He would also like to do something related to fashion in the future.His favourite sayings are: “You can’t bury the sun”.
Higher feat Kelvinbwoy
Wake Up feat Kelvinbwoy
Dear God remix feat Sarkodie
Live FM Artiste of the Month is another instalment of the hugely popular GH Wednesday Live on air delight a year after its inception by Ghana’s favourite youth brand.
The artistes up for contention are selected based on a number of factors including their influence on the Ghanaian music scene with their distinct sound, on-air and online buzz about a single, album or mixtape, and also international impact, performing at festivals or gaining nominations at international award schemes during the time under review (four weeks prior to the selection).
The winner will have his or her works promoted extensively and a headline performance at a show powered by the Adabraka-based station.
Antoine Mensah, Programmes Manager of LIVE FM sheds more light on ‘Live Artiste of The Month.’
“Live Artiste of the Month is an extension of GH Wednesday Live, our initiative to support the craft of Ghanaian artistes. We want to celebrate them for their trend-setting, creative and innovative abilities. The initiative would also help give upcoming artistes the needed commercial buzz, and also a breadth of fresh air for the music industry.”
LIVE FM and its presenters are credited with providing a platform for upcoming artistes, and also supporting the craft of established acts. The station’s programming and events is testament to its dedication to the growth of the Ghanaian music industry.
The Live FM 0n-Air team includes Jay Foley, Jeremie, Antoine Mensah, Sammy Forson, Berla Mundi, Vanessa Gyan, DJ Lord, Regina Krave, Jason, Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD), Sheldon, DJ Bass, DJ Isaac Cool, DJ Mingle, AJ Sarpong, Bianca Buckman, Emeline Nsingi Nkosi, Terry Mingle, and Masta Jay.
A successful story that started in May 2015, LIVE FM has grown to become Ghana’s best testament of what youthful exuberance when restricted in creativity can do, and the nation’s most exciting youth brand with a large following.
Foley and Gyan led the station’s extensive coverage of the 2016 Black Entertainment Television(BET) Awards as the only Ghanaian Media Partner after a deal with organizers, Viacom International Media Networks.
In the same year, a deal was reached with TRACE, leading Lifestyle and entertainment media organization. The two bodies agreed to tap into their existing strengths to provide compelling content that sits at the heart of Africa’s ever growing media and entertainment landscape.
LIVE FM is owned by Africa’s fastest growing media group EIB Network, which also owns GH One TV, Agoo TV, FIESTA TV, Starr FM, Kasapa FM, Ultimate FM, Empire FM, Abusua FM, Agoo FM, and the Daily Heritage Newspaper.