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MEET DEON BOAKYE—–HARDBOY MUSIC AND HIGH GRADE FAMILY SIGNEE.

Gideon Adade – Boakye (born March 9) better known by stage name Deon Boakye is a Ghanaian Afro-Pop singer, songwriter and graphic designer.[2][3] He is known for his single DAB which features AMG’s Medikal.[4] In 2018 he signed to HardBoy Music and High Grade Family.[5][6][7]

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Early Life and Music Career[edit]

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Deon was born in Kumasi. Inspired to make music by his love for it and the passion for music in his family. At the age of 7, his parents signed him up to study music at church and he further developed interest for music.

2009 – present[edit]

Deon’s solo career started with the single ‘Allewa’, released in 2009 with a feature from Cabum. He came out with other singles like Dubai, New Year and Babiaa Awu.[8][9] he was nominated for the ‘Unsung Artiste Award’ at the 2017 Ghana Music Awards.[10][11] he has featured collaborations with several artists such as MedikalCabumKo-Jo CueM.anifest and more.

In September 2017, he released his ‘Green’ Lp. A 17 track LP, which features 16 artists: Strongman, Flowking Stone, Kojo-Cue, Medikal, Kofi Kinaata, Jason EL-A, Haywaya, AkitiWrowro, Eno, Ayesem, Singlet, Cool Joe, Cabum, Afezi Perry, Joel Orleans, Ayesem and Projexx from Jamaica.[12]

On 14 April 2018, Deon was announced as one of the newly signed acts to Samini‘s High Grade Family. The announcement came following Samini’s performance at the Ghana Music Awards 2018.[13]

Singles[edit]

  • “Ooosh”
  • “Konongo Kaya” ft Strongman[14]
  • “You Do All”[15]
  • “Guy Guy” ft Kofi Kinaata, Kojo Cue & Cool Joe
  • “Green LP”[16]
  • “Wavy”[17]
  • “Bebiaa Awu” ft KinG Prinz
  • “Coded”[18]
  • “AWURE(wedding)”
  • “Malaika”
  • “Abena Rose”
  • “Kekedzi”
  • “Ma Ware”

Videography[edit]

YearTitleDirectorRef
2017You Do AllPrince Dovlo[19]
WavyLooksfx and Psyroskobe[20]
DAB ft MedikalBenn Koppoe[21]
Ooosh[22]
2018Ma Ware[23]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Ghana Music Awards[edit]

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2017HimselfUnsung Artist[24][25]Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.reverbnation.com/deonboakye/
  2. ^ http://www.ghanatoday.com/news/entertaiment/item/3498-president-john-dramani-mahama-endorses-deon-boakyes-dab-song-and-dance-for-peaceful-2016-election
  3. ^ “Deon Boakye”www.profileability.com. Profileability.com. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  4. ^ “NEW MUSIC: Deon Boakye ft Medikal – DAB”www.kasapafmonline.com. Kasapafmonline.com. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  5. ^ “New Music Deon Boakye X KinG Prinz – Babiaa Awu (Prod. by Fimfim)”www.pulse.com.gh. Pulse.com.gh. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  6. ^ “Deon Boakye & KinG Prinz out with party banger ‘Babiaa Awu'”www.ghanaweb.com. Ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  7. ^ “Samini Signs Deon Boakye To Highrade Music”. ghanandwom. 17 April 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  8. ^ “Deon Boakye x King Prinz – Bebiaa Awu (Prod. by Fimfim)”www.ghanamotion.com. Ghanamotion.com. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  9. ^ “Prolific artiste, Deon Boakye, said to release ‘GuyGuy’ remix”www.ghanaweb.com. Ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  10. ^ “Nominees for 2017 VGMAs named [Full list]”www.citifmonline.com. citifmonline. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  11. ^ “”Bebiaa Awu”SA rapper King Prinz teams up with Deon Boakye on new single”www.pulse.com.gh. Pulse.com.gh. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  12. ^ “Deon Boakye drops “GREEN” LP tomorrow – SEE TRACKLIST!”www.enewsgh.com. Enews. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  13. ^ “Samini signs Deon Boakye as New Artist of High Grade Family to follow Stonebwoy and Kofi kinaata”. Mimghana. 14 April 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  14. ^ “Deon Boakye – Konongo Kaya ft. Strongman (Prod. by Tubhani Muzik)”Ghanamotion. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  15. ^ “Feature: Next big shots of GH music: Support them!”www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  16. ^ “Deon Boakye Releases Green LP Track-list”Newsghana.com.gh. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  17. ^ “Deon Boakye – Wavy (Prod. By Liquidbeatz)”Ghanamotion.com. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  18. ^ “LISTEN Listen UP: Deon Boakye – Coded”Ameyawdebrah.com. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  19. ^ “VIDEO: You Do All – Deon Boakye”enewsgh.com. Gabriel Myers Hansen. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  20. ^ “Music Video Deon Boakye – Wavy”pulse.com.gh. David Mawuli. Retrieved 12 January2018.
  21. ^ “Deon Boakye – DAB ft. Medikal”Peacefmonline.com. Peacefm. Retrieved 12 January2018.
  22. ^ “NEW VIDEO: Deon Boakye – Ooosh”Monteozlive.com. Monteozlive. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  23. ^ “Music Video Deon Boakye – Ma Ware”www.pulse.com.gh. Pulse. Retrieved 17 April2018.
  24. ^ “How Unsung Artists were rated at the VGMA nominees jam in Sunyani”. Ghana Web. 15 March 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  25. ^ “VGMA 2017: Kuami Eugene wins ‘Unsung Category’ award”. dailyheritage.com.gh. 16 March 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.

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