Who is A Plus Kwame Asare Obeng in Ghana?
Real name Kwame Asare Obeng, A Plus is a controversial Ghanaian hiplife artiste, politician, entrepreneur, and social activist.
He is currently the General Manager of Class Media Group — operators of Class FM, Accra FM, CTV, Kumasi FM, among others.
Kwame A Plus is the founder, leader, and convener of “The People’s Project (TPP)” — a non-partisan social movement.
Cast in the mode of Nigeria’s Legendary Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, A Plus is best known for his controversially politically-tinged songs.
In the early 2000s, he became popular for releasing political songs that were targeted at non-performing and abysmal NPP and NDC politicians.
A Plus is currently a permanent panelist on the popular United Showbiz program on UTV which is hosted by Nana Ama McBrown.
Kwame A Plus is an outspoken and fearless politician who does not shy away from expressing his opinions on every subject that affects the development of Ghana.
- Who is A Plus Kwame Asare Obeng in Ghana?
- Music Career
- Comedy Career
- Wife, Wedding
- Akosua Vee Biography
- What is the profession of A Plus?
- Net Worth
- United Showbiz on UTV
- President A Plus, Politics
- A Plus appointed General Manager of Class Media Group
- Charity, Foundation
Kwame Asare Obeng aka A Plus celebrates his birthday this and every 6th March.
He was born on Sunday, 6th March, 1977.
A Plus is currently 45 years old and will be 46 years come March next year, 2023.
Kwame Asare Obeng was born to Mr Daniel Kwasi Obeng and Madam Elizabeth Obeng in Saltpond —the capital town of Mfantsiman Municipal District in the Central Region of Ghana.
A Plus’ father is the proprietor of Gomoaman Preparatory School whilst his mother is a trader.
He is the second born of eight children of his parents.
Kwame A Plus hails from Saltpond in the Central Region of Ghana.
A Plus has said on many occasions that he believes in the existence of God but not the ‘stories’ the Bible preaches.
The “Freedom of Speech” rapper revealed in an interview that he was actually born into the Jehovah Witness fellowship but stopped going to the Jehova Witness Church long ago.
According to him, he stopped going to Church because members of the Jehova Witness Church don’t vote but always benefit from government interventions.
Kwame A Plus started his early education at Gomoaman Preparatory School — GOMPESCO — formerly known as Gomoa Aseibu International School in Winneba.
He received his secondary school education from three different schools, including Swedru Secondary School, Breman Asikuma Secondary School, and Nkwatia Secondary School.
Recently in 2022, Kwame A Plus graduated from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), where he studied Public Administration.
A Plus’s interest in music developed whilst he was in secondary school.
In 1998, he recorded his first demo track at Sim Buster’s music studio in Accra.
He later recorded some more demo tracks at various music studios.
In 1999, A Plus, together with another act, became the first two lucky artistes to be signed by Hush Hush Studios/Records, which was then represented and manned in Ghana, Africa by Mr Daniel Adjei.
In 2000, Kwame A Plus released his first single mastered track titled, “Freedom Of Speech”, after the general elections in 2000 that saw former President John Agyekum Kuffour come to power.
“Freedom of Speech”, which became a popular political song/tool, was used against non-performing politicians of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC).
- Freedom of Speech — 2000
- Agye Gon — 2004
- Mirror Mirror — 2005
- A Letter to Parliament — 2007
- A Letter to the West ft. Praye — 2008
- Excuse Me — 2009
- Aben Be Bom — 2016
Not only was Kwame A Plus locked up in music but also in the world of comedy.
At some point in his career, A Plus also tried his hand at stand-up comedy and was successful at that.
In 2014 and 2015, he was one of the stand-up comedians who entertained the audience at the “night of 1007 and 1008 laughs”, which was organized by Charterhouse.
The notable stand-up comedians A Plus performed with on the same stage include:
- Michael Blackson, American
- Basket Mouth, Nigerian
- Clint the Drunk, Nigerian
On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, Kwame A Plus got married to his longtime girlfriend, Violet N.A Bannerman aka Akosua Vee in a glamorous white wedding.
The grand wedding ceremony took place at His Majesty’s Court hotel in Accra, Ghana.
On Saturday, February 25th, 2017, their traditional marriage ceremony was performed at Dansoman in Accra, seven months before the mega wedding was held.
The well-attended wedding ceremony was witnessed by great Ghanaian personalities such as Kennedy Agyapong, John Dumelo, Joselyn Dumas, Martha Ankomah, among others.
Akosua Vee Biography
Kwame A Plus’s UK-based Ghanaian wife, Violet N.A Bannerman aka Aksoua Vee is a celebrity stylist and fashion blogger.
She gained fame after she was contracted by the affable Nana Ama McBrown to design some clothes for her.
Some of the celebrities Akosua Vee has made some wonderful designs for include the General Manageress of GHOne TV, Nana Aba Anamoah, Irene Logan, Claudia Lumour, among others.
Akosua Vee was born in April, 1987.
She attended Labone Senior High School in Accra where she was the protocol prefect.
She also had a second-class upper degree from the Regent College of Science and Technology in Marketing and Computing.
Kwame A Plus and his wife Akosua Vee are blessed with three lovely daughters.
His three daughters are Ama Asabea, first daughter (1st in the photo below); Akua, youngest (in the middle); and Betty Owusu, second daughter (3rd in the photo).
In March, 2021, he shared photos of his daughters on his Instagram account with the caption, “Ama, my daughter”.
A Plus has done quite a lot for the entertainment industry as a whole over the past years and they include:
- In 2002 — He managed Yaw Sarpong and Pat Thomas’ gospel collaboration, “Wunderbar”.
- In 2002 — He managed and promoted the late Bob Santo’s “Village Court”, and Micky Osei Berko aka Dada Boat’s movie, Long Cherished Dream for ITC.
- In 2003 — He organized the independence beach Jam at Labadi beach. Artists on the bill included Kokoveli, KK Fosu, and Samini (then known as Batman).
- In 2004 — He organized the Valentine Beach Jam at Labadi beach.
- In 2011 — A Plus and his friend registered and organized the 1st Ghana Music and Food Festival, a three day event at the Ghana International Trade Fair Center. Although it was successful, a lot of money was lost due to lack of sponsorship.
- In 2012 — A Plus and his friend tried again at the children’s park but failed woefully. Vendors chased and humiliated them day and night for their money but they didn’t give up.
- In 2013 — They (A Plus and his friend) tried again at Block Factory, Spintex Road and this time it was worse. The following year, A Plus wanted to try the event again 🤣🤣🤣but didn’t have money to print letters.
- In 2014 — In comedy, he performed at the “Night of 1007 and 1008 Laughs” organized by Charter House.
- In 2015 — He performed again at the “Night of 1007 and 1008 Laughs” organized by Charter House.
What is the profession of A Plus?
Kwame A Plus is a professional musician, politician, comedian, and social activist.
He has, since November, 2020, been the General Manager of Class Media Group (CMG).
He is the founder and leader of “The People’s Project (TPP), a non-partisan social movement.
A Plus is also a businessman who deals in the sale of cements, iron rods, among others.
As a businessman, political and social activist, musician, and the General Manager of Class Media Group, Kwame Asare Obeng aka A Plus has an estimated net worth of $2million USD.
United Showbiz on UTV
Kwame A plus sits as a permanent member of the popular entertainment show, United Showbiz which airs on UTV in Ghana on Saturdays at 9:00PM GMT.
The show, which is hosted by Nana Ama McBrown, has other panelists as entertainment journalist, Arnold Asamoh Baidoo; Artiste manager of African Dancehall King Shatta Wale, Bulldog (now BullGod); Mr Logic, Amanda, and Ola Michaels.
President A Plus, Politics
As a politician, founder and leader of “The People’s Project (TPP), Kwame A Plus has indicated his intentions of becoming the President of Ghana one day.
In a Facebook post, he wrote:
“One day you will go to the polling station and find my picture on the ballot paper.”
A Plus appointed General Manager of Class Media Group
In October, 2020, Kwame Asare Obeng aka A Plus was appointed to serve as the General Manager of Class Media Group (CMG).
His appointment took effect from November, 2020.
A Plus wrote on his facebook timeline after his appointment:
“Everywhere I go for business or for a favor, they refer to my followers on Facebook. They question is, how did you manage to build such a cult followership. In all my negotiations with CM, the main question was; are you sure you can bring your followers to Class Media. I told them that they are not my followers. They are my friends. We go everywhere together. My dear friends, Please, don’t humiliate me ooo. I am begging you ooo. Don’t leave me. Go with me to Class Media 😀 I will do Wednesday market there too 😀😀😀”
The Class Media Group (CMG) owns and operates the following: Class91.3FM (Accra), Accra100.5FM (Accra), No.1 105.3FM (Accra), CTV (Accra), Kumasi104.1FM (Kumasi), Adehyee99.1FM (Kumasi), Ho92.5FM (Ho), Taadi99.1FM (Takoradi), Sunyani FM (Sunyani), Dagbon FM (Tamale FM), and Class FM online.com.
In his bid to serve the underprivileged, A Plus formed “The People’s Project (TPP)” in 2018.
“The People’s Project (TPP)” has in recent times put smiles on the faces of some individuals who truly needed help to solve their health situations.
“The People’s Projet”, which now has 537 branches across the world with an estimated membership of over 700,000, has provided portable drinking water for over twelve (12) communities in Ghana, and also provided start-up capitals for some of the youth.
In September, 2020, “TPP” commissioned a community water project at Breman Asuoko in the Central Region of Ghana.
“The People’s Project” basically is a formidable, non-partisan and non-violent Ghanaian third force cum social movement established to demand social goals and constitutional reforms that serve the best interest of the good people of Ghana.
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Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com