Kwame Eugene – Eugene Kwame Marfo

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BIOGRAPHY

Eugene Kwame Marfo (born 1 February 1997), who goes by the stage name Kuami Eugene is a Ghanaian high-life and afrobeat singer-songwriter. He is signed to Lynx Entertainment, and is known for several songs of his, including “Angela”, “Wish Me Well”, “Ohemaa”, and many others. He won the New Artist awards from the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards and the Ghana Music Awards UK. He also received the Most Promising Artist in Africa award from (AFRIMA)

EARLY LIFE

Eugene Kwame was born to Alex and Juliana Marfo in Oda, Ghana. His interest in music led him to sing in the church from a very young age where he also learnt how to play the drum, keyboard and guitar. Kuami Eugene dropped out of school because of his love for music and spent more than two months studying music in a studio located in the Eastern Region without informing the school authority and his mother. He was later expelled from school after it was discovered that he had skipped school.

MUSIC CAREER

Kuami Eugene was a contestant in the season 5 of the reality competition show MTN Hitmaker in Ghana in 2016, where he finished third overall. He was signed shortly afterwards to Lynx Entertainment and has gone on to release several singles. In 2017, “Angela”” reached one million views on YouTube, the most for any music artist on that label, and was indicated to be in rotation among the top 10 songs in Ghana. He is a featured artist in “Adwenfi” by DJ Vyrusky and Shatta Wale. In 2018, he released a continuation of the story line in the “Angela” song called “Confusion”. And in June 2018, he released the single “Wish Me Well”, which was in response to the negative comments he received on social media, some of which alleged he was stealing lyrics from another artist Ice Prince.

In 2017, he participated in Sarkodie’s Rapperholic Concert which was held in [Ghana], Ghana Music Honors 2017 Edition, December to Remember 2017, S Concert 2017, the 61st Ghana Independence Celebration Show at Indigo 02 in London.

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

YearOrganizationAwardNominated workResult
20193Music AwardsHigh-life Act of the yearWon
20193Music AwardsHigh-life Song of the yearWish Me WellWon
20184syte Music Video AwardsBest Story line Video“Angela”Nominated
Vodafone Ghana Music AwardsHigh-life Song of the Year“Angela”Nominated
Vodafone Ghana Music AwardsHigh-life Artist of the YearWon
Vodafone Ghana Music AwardsBest Male VocalistNominated
Vodafone Ghana Music AwardsBest New ArtistWon
Vodafone Ghana Music AwardsSong of the Year“Angela”Nominated
Ghana Music Awards UKBest New Artist of the YearWon
AFRIMAMost Promising Artist in AfricaWon

RECOGNITION

Legendary High-life artist Amakye Dede crowned Kuami Eugene as his successor in high-life music at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.