Who is rapper Strongman in Ghana?
Born Vincent Osei Kwaku, Strongman is a Ghanaian rapper, songwriter, hip hop & hiplife artiste, philanthropist, and father of one.
Strongman Burner is widely regarded as one of the best rappers that Ghana has ever produced.
The Nana Ama hitmaker’s excellent command of the Twi dialect sets him apart from his competitors in the rap game in Ghana.
In some quarters, he is tipped as the best rapper of all time, spitting bars in the Twi language like never before.
Strongman rose to prominence after he was signed to Sarkcess Music owned by Africa’s most decorated rapper, Sarkodie.
His popularity and relevance in the rap game magically changed when he engaged his fellow Ghanaian rapper, Medikal, in a fierce lyrical war (rap battle).
Strongman was the ultimate winner of three major rap contests, including “Focus FM Freestyle Friday” in 2010, “Kfm Freestyle Saturday” in 2011, and the maiden edition of the “Next Big Thing” in 2012.
He was first signed to MicBurnerz Music record label owned by Kumasi-based record producer, Azee Ntwenee, and later signed by Sarkcess Music.
Strong Gee now has his own record label which is known as Strong Empire.
- Who is rapper Strongman in Ghana?
- Strongman Birthday
- Strongman Age
- Strongman Parents
- Early Life
- Strongman Wife
- Strongman Daughter
- Strongman wins maiden edition of Next Big Thing by beating TeePhlow
- Music Career
- How the Strongman vs Medikal ‘beef’ began
- List Of Hit Songs
- Net Worth
- Awards and Achievements
Vincent Osei Kwaku aka Strongman was born on Wednesday, February 10th, 1993.
The ‘Transformer’ hitmaker celebrates his birthday on every 10th February.
Strongman is currently 29 years old.
He will chalk 30 years come next year February, 2023.
Vincent Osei Kwaku was born to Mr Owusu aka Capito and Madam Adwoa Ahyia in Kumasi.
The rapper’s mother and father come from the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Strongman hails from Buokrom in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
He is an Ashanti and speaks TWI as his native language.
Strongman Burner was born and raised in Buokrom (Stone Town) in Kumasi, Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Growing up in Buokrom, Strongman started life as a footballer in his neighbourhood and later as a member of his school’s football team at Kings and Queens primary and junior high school located in Buokrom.
The rapper lived and spent a chunk of his formative years in Kumasi whilst engaging other rappers in a rap battle.
Vincent Kwaku Osei aka Strongman attended Kings and Queens Primary and Junior High School in Buokrom, Kumasi, Ashanti Region.
He went to T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School (T.I. AMASS or Real AMASS) which is located near Baba Yara (Kumasi) Sports Stadium in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana
In 2016, Strongman graduated with a degree in Business Management Studies from the University of Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.
Strongman’s long-time girlfriend and wife-to-be is known as Nana Ama. They are officially not married but stay together as a couple.
The rapper has a song titled, ‘Nana Ama’, which is solely dedicated to his fiancée, Nana Ama.
They currently have one child — a daughter. Her name is Simona Ama Ashia Osei Strong.
On February 8th, 2022, Strongman celebrated his girlfriend and baby mama Nana Ama on her birthday by sharing this message on his Instagram page:
“You have been a wonderful person, a solid rock behind what I do and an awesome mum to our daughter. Happy Birthday My Love @nanaamastrong……. May God Bless You Babe 3n3 chilling bebreee.”
On August 21st, 2019, Strongman and his long-time girlfriend Nana Ama welcomed their daughter named, Simona Ama Ashia Osei Strong.
In January, 2020, their daughter was christened SIMONA in Obuasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Celebrating the third birthday of his daughter Simona Osei Strong, Strongman wrote:
“You have always been a blessing to my life Little Angel …… I pray for God’s grace upon your life , long life and good health on your special day Happy Birthday BabyGirl @simonaoseistrong Daddy loves You #SimonaAt3.”
Strongman wins maiden edition of Next Big Thing by beating TeePhlow
On Friday, November 16th, 2012, Strongman was adjudged the winner of the grand finale of the maiden edition of the “Next Big Thang in GH” rap competition.
The final event of the “Next Big Thang in Gh” reality show, which took place on the Osu Oxford Street, saw the crowd cheer on Strongman as he battled it out on stage with TeePhlow in the first round of the rap completion.
And when it was time for the individual tasks to be undertaken, Strongman once again proved that he was a force to be reckoned with, winning the hearts of the majority of the crowd with ease.
Strongman Burner was declared winner at the end of the completion, with Teephlow taking the second place, whilst Bebelino and Magnificent placed third and fourth respectively.
For his prize for clinching the title, Strongman was awarded GHc5000, one year recording contract, and products from Somo Vision.
Teephlow, who became second, with Bebelino and Magnificent taking the third and fourth places respectively also took home products from Somo Vision.
The “Next Big Thang” in GH, which was organized by Charterhouse, was hosted by Blaqboi of Rhytmz fame, with music provided by DJ Armani of Citi fm.
Strongman Burner started rapping while in school at T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School (T.I. AMASS or Real AMASS).
He has over the years developed a strong fanbase by winning the hearts of many with his rap skills.
In 2010, Strongman was champion of “Focus FM Freestyle Friday”, a program hosted on KNUST campus-based radio station, Focus FM.
In 2011, he was adjudged champion of “Kfm Freestyle Saturday”, a rap competition which was hosted by James Berko aka the Jamester on the defunct KFM in Kumasi.
In 2012, he won the maiden edition of the “Next Big Thing” rap competition which was organized by Charterhouse in Accra, Ghana.
In 2017, Strongman was signed to Sarkcess Music — which is owned by Sarkodie.
On April 14th, 2019, his marriage with Sarkcess Music came to an end after two years of producing hit songs, including Transformer, Nana Ama, and so forth.
How the Strongman vs Medikal ‘beef’ began
In 2019, the fiercest rap battle was ignited between Strongman and his fellow Ghanaian rapper, Samuel Adu Frimpong who is popularly known as Medikal.
It all started when Medikal, after winning the “Best Rapper of The Year” award at the 20th edition and 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, tweeted on June 12th, 2019, that he saved Ghana rap music from dying four years ago.
His tweet read:
“4 years ago I saved Ghanaian Rap music from dying and I promise to keep it alive.”
This claim by Medikal did not go down well with some Ghanaian rappers, including Strongman and Kwesi Arthur.
Strongman, for instance, disclosed in an interview on Adom FM’s Kasahare Level that he was surprised Medikal took home the “Best Rapper of The Year” award when it was clear that he (Strongman) had worked harder in the year under review.
He added that although he was not nominated in that category, he least expected Medikal to win the award.
Nevertheless, Strongman praised Medikal for winning the award in the same interview but ‘punched’ him just a little in the stomach for claiming that he saved Ghana rap music four years ago.
Kwesi Arthur, on the other hand, released a ‘diss’ song titled, “Thoughts from King Arthur 4”, instructing Medikal to shut up.
In a quick response, Medikal, who felt angered by the utterances of Strongman and Kwesi Arthur, dropped “To Whom It May Concern” to address the situation.
Strongman then came in with a strong reply by releasing the song titled, “Don’t Try” to Medikal’s “To Whom It May Concern” ‘diss’ track.
Medikal bounced back the second time with the release of “The Last Burial”, hitting hard at Strongman’s mother, Adwoa Ahyia; and girlfriend, Nana Ama.
Strongman, who strongly felt angered by the lyrics/words of Medikal’s “The Last Burial” track, also went personal by dropping “Immortal”, which directly attacked the person of Medikal’s wife, Fella Makafui as a prostitute.
He rapped, among other things, how old men at East Legon in Accra cheaply slept with Fella Makafui.
After their ‘beef’, both Strongman and Medikal collaborated to release Bossu to bury their differences.
List Of Hit Songs
- Big Boy
- Baby Girl
- Don’t Try
- Nana Ama
- Still Nigga
- Crazy For You
- Ups & Down
- 21st Century
- The Second Coming
- Kings of Gods
- Obi Pe
- Girl Kasa
- Twa Wo Nan Ase
- Onoaa Na Mepe
- Paid My Dues
- My Vibe
- Mene Woaa
- Hooks & Lines
- You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
- Old School
- No Diss
- ‘The Tape’ (EP)
Strongman as we now know has two cars parked in his house.
In 2019, barely a month after welcoming his daughter into this world, Strong Gee bought a Hyundai saloon car on September 11th, 2019.
Strongman initially stayed in a rented self-contained apartment with his baby mama Nana Ama.
The rapper currently owns an apartment as his own house which is situated in Kumasi.
Strongman is the brand ambassador for Predator drink.
His primary source of income comes from the sale of his music online.
The ‘Transformer’ hitmaker has an estimated net worth of $500.000 USD.
One of the major performances Strongman put up was on the night of the first day of the 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
He has also made appearances at the annual Rapperholic show organized and hosted by Sarkodie.
Awards and Achievements
- 2019 — Best Male Rapper — @Ghana Actors And Entertainers Awards — Winner!
- 2018 — Best Rapper — @Ghana Music Awards (South Africa) — Winner!
- 2018 — Best Rapper — @Vodafone Ghana Music Awards — Nominated
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Source: George Awiadem Maclean I BieGyaNation.Com