Who is Bulldog or BullGod the artiste manager in Ghana?
Born Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, Bulldog or BullGod is a Ghanaian artiste manager, entertainment pundit, and graphic artist.
Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson was the artiste & repertoire (A&R) manager of Zylofon Music record label owned by Nana Appiah Mensah aka NAM1.
Nana Asiamah is the founder, owner, and Creative Director of Bullhaus Entertainment which was officially started in 2003.
Bulldog or BullGod worked in the past as the artiste manager of one of Ghana’s most controversial artistes, Shatta Wale.
In the beginning, the relationship between Bulldog and Shatta Wale all looked perfect until they fell out sometime in 2014.
The two mutually came back together to work again when when the embattled Menzgold boss, Nana Appiah Mensah aka NAM1 employed the services of Bulldog and later signed Shatta Wale to his record label, Zylofon Music.
Bulldog or BullGod has also been an artiste manager for the likes of VIP, 5Five, Iwan, NaturalFaCe, Nii of Mentor fame, Brainna, Paulina Odro, Koo Ntakra, Yaa Yaa, among others.
The current artistes he manages now are Ghanaian highlife and afrobeats singer Vanilla Muzik and Asantewaa Muzik.
Bulldog was also the founder and CEO of Bass Awards that sought to award artistes in the Reggae and Dancehall fraternity.
The last time the Bass Awards was organized was on 28th December, 2017, at the National Theatre right here in Ghana.
- Who is Bulldog or BullGod the artiste manager in Ghana?
- Real Name
- Date of Birth
- Family, Sister
- Early Life
- Work Career
- Bulldog 'the Aworsexy rapper'
- Bulldog arrested for threatening President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
- I was detained in Ghana’s toughest prison – Bulldog discloses about his incarceration
- Court fines Bulldog GH¢48,000 for threatening President Nana Akufo-Addo over Menzgold saga
- Bulldog arrested by Ghana Police over Fennec Otchere’s death
- Bulldog mentions Kwaw Kese as the one behind his arrest over Fennec Okyere’s death
- Shatta Wale accuses Bulldog of murdering Fennec Otchere – How it all started
- Ghana Police acknowledges Shatta Wale’s post about Fennec Okyere’s death
- Bulldog sues Shatta Wale for defamation
- Philanthropy, Charity
- Net Worth
The real name of Bulldog is Lawrence Nana Asiamah Kofi Hanson.
He is popularly known by all and sundry in the world of entertainment as Bulldog.
In recent times, too, others have tried to change and refer to him as BullGod instead of Bulldog which sounds too wild and aggressive.
Date of Birth
Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson aka Bulldog aka BullGod was born on Friday, April 14th, 1978.
Bulldog is currently 44 years old and will be 45 years come April this year, 2023.
Bulldog hails from Akropong in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
Bulldog is half Ga and half Akuapem and comes from Akropong in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
His mother, the late Madam Grace Adei Kotey is a Ga indigene, whilst his father Mr Hanson is an Akuapem indigene.
For his inability to express himself very well in Twi — the most popular Akan language which is also spoken by the Akuapems — many see Bulldog as a Ga indigene rather than an Akuapem because he speaks good Ga.
Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson completed his junior high school education at Adabraka in the early 90s.
The artiste manager proceeded to a private institution where he studied to become a professional graphic artist.
Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson aka Bulldog aka BullGod was born to Mr Hanson and the late Madam Grace Adei Kotey Hanson.
Bulldog’s mother, Grace Adei Kotey Hanson, who was affectionately called “Stay” (short for Sister Adei), reportedly passed on in March, 2019.
According to Bulldog, his late mum, who taught them (he and his elder sister) values, was mother and father, and the bread winner at home.
“She taught us values. She was mother and father, the bread winner at home. Even though I was a troublesome son growing up you never disowned me but disciplined me. She nurtured me and my elder sister in a God fearing, loving and humble setting.
“She educated, fed, clothed, sheltered and took good care of us and beat sense into our heads anytime we failed to use our gumptions. I owe everything I am today as a man today to her.
“She was obsessed with the idea of us staying by our books. I vividly recall when she went warning my first girlfriend’s mother about me… lol
“So I was greatly surprised how my wife then my girlfriend won her over. I had a big argument with Fiwa one night only to return home to see her lying comfortably on my students’ mattress sleeping.
“I am still baffled till date, what exactly my wife told her to the extent of giving her my mattress to lay on, lol. She’s a no nonsense woman and even all my male friends feared to visit, you can ask Rafiki Soulchild Soulive and Papi of 5five fame.
“I LOVE YOU MOTHER. You raised me right. May Almighty God continue to bless you…,” Bulldog shared in a Facebook post about his late mother.
Aside his parents, Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson aka Bulldog has one sister who is the eldest.
On his mother’s side, Bulldog remains the last born of two.
And on his father’s side, Bulldog aka BullGod is the second born of many siblings.
His mother after giving birth to him was advised not to give birth again.
Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson aka Bulldog aka BullGod was born and raised in Adabraka — a suburb of Accra.
He is a typical Adabraka boy who lived all his life in Champion house located at Adabraka in Accra through thick and thin.
Growing up in Champion house at Adabraka and its environs, Bulldog aka BullGod, who was inspired by the pioneers of the hiplife genre, started rapping from one spot or area to the other, hoping to become one of the best rappers of our time.
According to Bulldog, but for his late mother who never spared the rod to spoil him, he would have become the best rapper by now in Ghana.
He shared in a Facebook post:
“…As a boy in my salad days inspired by the pioneers of the genre at the time and moving from one spot to another to solidify my music carreer as a rapper, if she was not strong I would have been caught up in that moment and would have been the best rapper by now lol…if she was not strong I would have been caught up in that moment and would have been the best rapper by now lol…”
Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson aka Bulldog aka BullGod is happily married to Doris Afia Fiwa Duedu Hanson.
Both Bulldog and his wife are Friday borns.
Bulldog’s wife, Ms Fiwa and their children currently live in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Bulldog and his wife have been blessed with three wonderful (3) children.
Their children who are made up of two (2) girls and one (1) boy are Natasha Nana Sika Ayebea Hanson aka Tasha, Nhyira, and Adom.
Bulldog worked as a political caricaturist or cartoonist for Ghana’s most influential private newspaper, The Ghanaian Chronicle.
He has also been the graphic artist behind most of the art works by Charter House — organizers of the prestigious Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
As an artiste manager, Bulldog has managed the likes of Shatta Wale, VIP now VVIP, 5five, Iwan, Naturalface, among others.
Bulldog currently manages Vanilla, Asantewa, and Papi of 5five fame.
Bulldog ‘the Aworsexy rapper’
Did you know Bulldog started off as a rapper back in the day at Adabraka in Accra? Yes! You read right.
In the early days of rap music in Ghana, Bulldog was an aspiring rapper with the stage name AworSexy who hoped to make a mark in the music industry.
Unfortunately for Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson aka Aworsexy aka Bulldog aka BullGod, that dream could not materialize.
The long and the short of it is that, Bulldog aka BullGod is a disappointed rapper and this, according to him, happened because he did not get the necessary push.
Bulldog arrested for threatening President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
In the afternoon of Monday, January 11th, 2021, Bulldog aka BullGod was arrested by Ghana Police for threatening the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
His arrest was caused by a remark he made on United Showbiz hosted by Nana Ama McBrown on UTV whilst sharing his views on the Banking sector clean-up exercise by the Bank of Ghana under Nana Akufo-Addo’s administration.
Bulldog said,“The president will run away, he won’t be able to finish his 4 years if he refuses to pay the Menzgold customers.”
Based on the above remark by Bulldog, he was picked up by the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) for interrogation.
I was detained in Ghana’s toughest prison – Bulldog discloses about his incarceration
Bulldog has shared his prison cells experience after his arrest for threatening the current President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on a live TV.
According to the artiste manager, he was detained in one of the toughest prison cells here in Ghana after his arrest by Ghana Police.
In a Facebook post by the artiste manager, he thanked all those who supported him after his arrest, and of particular importance was the mentioning of consolatory messages and wise counsel he had from former President John Dramani Maham and his brother Ibrahim Mahama which according to Bulldog made him stronger.
“Innumerable thanks to my big brothers His Excellency John Dramani Mahama and Ibrahim Mahama. Your Excellency, the consolatory call and wise counsel was humbling! God bless you sir.
To the national organizer of the NDC, comrade Joshua Akamba, the entire executive, leadership, rank and file of the National Democratic Congress around the world, words cannot express my appreciation for the concern and support….” BullGod wrote.
He also thanked his lawyers and any other person who supported him during and after his arrest.
Court fines Bulldog GH¢48,000 for threatening President Nana Akufo-Addo over Menzgold saga
On Monday, January 9th, 2023, an Accra Circuit Court fined Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson popularly known as Bulldog an amount of GH¢48,000 for issuing a threat against President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo over the Menzgold saga.
Failure to pay the GH¢48,000 fine by Bulldog means he could spend 40 days in prison.
Bulldog pleaded not guilty to the charge of offensive conduct conducive to the breach of peace.
He maintained that he did not threaten President Nana Akufo-Addo but only appealed to him (the President) to intervene in the interest of the customers of Menzgold.
The Court presided over by Justice Evelyn Asamoah, however, found Bulldog guilty of the offence leveled against him after two years of trial.
According to the court, the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt to establish the guilt of the accused person (Bulldog).
On Saturday, January 9th, 2021, Bulldog sitting as a panelist on the United Showbiz program aired on UTV, made a threat against President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that he would run away and not finish his second term of office if he failed to pay customers of the defunct gold company, Menzgold.
On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, he was picked by the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) and handed over to the police for further investigations, and subsequently arraigned before an Accra Circuit Court.
Bulldog arrested by Ghana Police over Fennec Otchere’s death
In March, 2014, the woes of Bulldog — the Chief Executive Officer of Bullhaus Entertainment — began when news of the death of Fennec Otchere broke.
Fennec Okyere, who died at age 31 in 2014, was the longtime manager of the controversial hiplife and hiphop artiste, Kwaw Kese.
On Thursday, March 13th, 2014, Fennec Otchere was reportedly murdered in the night by some unidentified men at his Manet Gardens residence on the Spintex Road in Accra.
Speaking in an interview with Citi FM, radio presenter and friend of the late Fennec Otchere, Abeiku Santana said:
“My brother called me this morning that he had a phone call from Fennec’s neighbors that they heard noise from his house around 11.30 pm there about. So this morning, Fennec lives alone in his house, and so they decided to break into the house and they found him in a pool of blood in his bed. It appears there was a struggle.
“I got information from one of his crew and he confirmed to me that robbers burgled his residence weeks ago when he was out of town and took away his gun and television set.
“But he lives alone in the house but I don’t know of any threats on his life and he hasn’t mentioned to me personally that he has been threatened. My brother was with him last night at the Conference Centre while he was there facilitating an event.
“The police are here and Honorable Ursula Owusu is here and a few media colleagues too.”
Bulldog aka BullGod, who was said to be the prime suspect in Fennec’s death, was arrested by the Ghana Police on Thursday around 15:45 GMT on the premises of Joy FM at Kokomlemle in Accra.
His arrest was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the Greater Accra Regional Police Command, DSP Freeman Tettey.
On Saturday, April 26th, 2014, Fennec Otchere was laid to rest after a funeral service at the forecourt of the Trade Fair Centre, LA-Accra.
On January 31st, 2018, Bulldog was finally freed after a legal tussle of close to four years.
Bulldog mentions Kwaw Kese as the one behind his arrest over Fennec Okyere’s death
Months after the arrest of Bullhaus Entertainment boss Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson aka Bulldog over Fennec Otchere’s death in 2014, it was later revealed that hiplife artiste Kwaw Kese was responsible for Bulldog’s arrest over Fennec’s death.
According to Bulldog who made this revelation, he was surprised to know that it was Kwaw Kese who reported him to the police to be arrested for allegedly being the mastermind behind the demise of his former manager, Fennec Otchere.
Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson recounted how shocked he was to know that it was Kwaw Kese who was behind his arrest because, he had no issues with the late Fennec Okyere let alone go to the extent of eliminating him.
The arrest of Bulldog by the Ghana police took place on the premises of Accra-based Joy FM at Kokomelemele.
According to Bulldog, it was the police who later disclosed to him that the one who reported him was named Botchwey and per his findings, the said Botchway was Kwaw Kese.
Speaking in an interview on Starr FM with Nana Aba Anamoah, Bulldog said:
“The name of the person who reported me as the murderer was something something Botchway but I want you to know that it was Kwaw Kese who reported me as the murderer of Fennec Otchere.”
Shatta Wale accuses Bulldog of murdering Fennec Otchere – How it all started
In November, 2015, the King of African Dancehall Shatta Wale made a damning allegation against his then former manager, Bulldog, for being the mastermind behind Fennec Otchere’s death.
According to Shatta Wale, he had a heated argument with Bulldog during their European tour in 2015 and it was during that heated argument that Bulldog threatened to kill him (Shatta Wale) just like he did to ‘some other guy’.
This wild allegation by Shatta Wale was made in an interview with Sammy Flex on the AM Pluzz Entertainment show when he was asked to throw more light on his alleged breakaway from his then former manager, Bulldog.
Bulldog later recounted how he suffered because of Shatta Wale’s allegation in 2015 as he had to be invited once again by the police for interrogation.
On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018, Bulldog was finally freed after a legal tussle of close to four years.
Later in 2018, both Shatta Wale and Bulldog mended their broken relationship and were back together again as good friends after they were employed by embattled Menzgold boss Nana Appiah Mensah aka NAM1 to join Zylofon Media and Zylofon Music — a record label and subsidiary of Zylofon Media.
On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022, Shatta Wale once again alleged in a Facebook post that Bulldog knew something about the death of Fennec Otchere and therefore called on Ghana police to do something about it.
This was in reaction to a post which had earlier been made by Bulldog, supposedly revealing the list of artistes who had been featured on the tracks of Shatta Wale’s much-talked about and yet-to-be-released album, ‘Gift of God’ (GOG).
“Bulldog since you’re bringing out secrets, you will have to tell Ghanaians what happened to Fennec’s death? And I’m not joking about it this time!!
“I am ready to tell the court about what you told me about you and your men and how you planned that foolish act. Get ready.
“This Akufo-Addo won’t give you a murderer chance to be on our streets!!!
“Watch how this ends!!! You can’t fight time,” Shatta Wale boldly stated in a Facebook post on his wall.
Once again, Bulldog during the airing of United Showbiz on UTV narrated the horrible experience he had with the police after Shatta Wale’s 2nd allegation against him.
Ghana Police acknowledges Shatta Wale’s post about Fennec Okyere’s death
The Ghana Police Service in a press statement acknowledged Shatta Wale’s viral Facebook post which allegedly linked Bulldog to the murder of artiste manager, Fennec Otchere.
On Thursday, March 13th, 2014, Fennec Otchere, the late artiste manager of Hiplife artiste Kwaw Kese, met his untimely death when some unidentified men cold-bloodedly murdered him at his Manet Gardens residence on the Spintex Road in Accra.
Bulldog, who was reported by Kwaw Kese as the prime suspect, was picked up by the Police and later arraigned before a law court.
Read the full statement by the Ghana Police below:
“The attention of the Ghana Police Service has been drawn to a Facebook post by Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr., popularly known as Shatta Wale regarding the death of artiste manager Fennec Okyere.
“The Police has made contact with shatta Wale who is cooperating with us on the matter.
“The Police would like to put on record that the recently established Cold Case Unit has been working for months on all unresolved murder cases, including that of Fennec Okyere with support from the affected families.
“The new development from Shatta Wale is therefore going to complement our ongoing investigation.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the families who have been working with the Cold Case Unit since its establishment for their cooperation and understanding.
“We wish to assure the public that the Police will continue to work relentlessly on these cases in order to bring closure to the affected families.”
Bulldog sues Shatta Wale for defamation
Ghanaian artiste manager, Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson widely known as Bulldog has sued the African Dancehall King, Charles Nii Armah Mensah popularly known as Shatta Wale, for defamation.
Bulldog is seeking, among other reliefs, in a writ filed at an Accra High Court, damages for defamation and malicious publication of falsehood made by Shatta Wale against him.
He is also calling on the High Court to direct Shatta Wale to retract the said allegations made against him (Bulldog) and render an unqualified apology to him.
On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022, Shatta Wale alleged in a Facebook post on his wall, that his former manager, Bulldog, knew something about the murder of the late artiste manager, Fennec Okyere.
The Ghana Police subsequently acknowledged Shatta Wale’s post about Fennec Otchere’s death, indicating that its Cold Unit had opened investigations into the matter.
Fennec Otchere before his untimely death on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at age 31, was the artiste manager of hiplife artiste, Kwaw Kese.
Read a list of some of the reliefs being sought by Bulldog below:
- A declaration of the Court that the series of publications made by Defendant as particularised in the Statement of Claim are defamatory to Plaintiff.
- A declaration of the Court that the series of publications made by the Defendant in the Statement of Claim are malicious.
- An order of the Court directed at the Defendant to on all his social media pages or accounts, make a publication on seven (7) consecutive days of an unqualified retraction of and unreserved apology for the defamatory words that the Defendant has published about the Plaintiff, such retraction and apology to be vetted and approved by the Plaintiff’s lawyers.
- An order of the Court for perpetual injunction restraining the Defendant, his agents, workmen, assigns and servants from publishing or further publishing any defamatory words against the Plaintiff.
- General damages for defamation.
- Special damages for defamation.
- Punitive damages for the malicious publication of falsehood against the Plaintiff.
- Cost, and
- Any other orders or remedies that the Court may deem fit.
After his arrest and the nightmarish experience he went through in one of the toughest prison cells, Bulldog decided to pay critical attention to the inhumane treatment meted out to the prison inmates he met in the cells.
In 2021, he founded what became known as “Adopt A Cell” to cater for the poorest conditions in almost all the prison cells in Ghana.
Bulldog, together with ‘celebrities’ like Mzbel and Zeal of VVIP fame, went and donated assorted items, including bottled mineral water, drinks, biscuits, among others, to the inmates of some selected prison cells.
As an artiste manager, who has managed a lot of Ghanaian artistes, and the Chief Executive Officer of Bullhaus Entertainment, Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson aka Bulldog aka BullGod has an estimated net worth of $1million USD.
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Source: George Awiadem Maclean, BieGyaNation.Com