Bisa Kdei is one of Ghana’s favorite artists in the music industry. Born Ronald Kwaku Dei Appiah, his intriguing ways has been attracting more fans to him. Kdei is a hard worker and a sweetheart to his female fans.
BK has received numerous prestigious awards including the best Movie soundtrack of the year, both at the 2012 Ghana Movie Awards and the Kumasi Based Movie Awards. All of his accolades are well deserving and befitting for a rare and exceptional talent like him.
While many things are known about the musician, here are the lesser-known facts of his life.
1. His Birthday
We won’t let you wonder anymore on this one. Luckily, Bisa’s birth date is not much of a secret. The talented artist was born on the 19th of March 1986 and hails from Larteh, in the Eastern Region. He is a graduate of Accra Technical Training College.
2. Bisa Kdei Started Singing at 15
Unlike some who went into the business of singing for financial gains, music is Bisa’s passion. The Highlife entertainer started singing at the age of 15. He kicked off his music career as a rapper with a group called BISA (Boys In Serious Action). Bisa later decided to embark on a solo project when he found out he could do better in singing than being a rapper.
3. His Family
Did you know that Bisa Kdei hails from a family of eight? Well, that’s the way it is, he is the third son of his parent’s eight children.
4. He is a Christain
Bisa identifies himself as a Christian. One of his tracks, Give It To Baba emphasizes his love and respect for God; it is also a song calling on others to put God first in everything. On several media platforms, Bisa Kdei has stated – “I give it all to God because he is the reason I am here now”. Though he is a Christian, he is also a respecter of other religions and faith.
5. He was Spotted by Afra Marley
Movie producer Afra Marley who spotted the talent in Bisa introduced him to his other colleague and that was how Bisa’s success story began.
6 His Mother is Late
The musician lost his mother on August 19, 2015, at Cocoa Clinic to an unknown illness. If you recall, this was the same day he released the official music video for his latest single, MANSA. Bisa since then has tried to find solace in his music and his other engagements.
7. His Awards
Bisa has won quite a number of awards and has bagged many nominations to his name. He was nominated in the 2013 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for the Best Hiplife Song of the Year and also, received four (4) nominations in the 2013 MTN 4syte Music Video Awards in the categories – Best Storyline Video, Best Hiplife Video, Best Highlife Video and Best Discovery Video.
Bisa Kdei got two nominations at the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for Best Highlife Song of the Year and Best Highlife Musician of the year. He won the Best Singer accolade at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards. And, was also nominated for the 2015 African Entertainment Awards as Best Male International Act.
8. Azonto Ghost Wonder
Bisa Kdei is the first Ghanaian artist to break into the limelight with a movie soundtrack. He has done soundtracks for movie producers such as A.A Productions, Paul Gee, Miracle Films and Pat Thomas. But the talented artist was brought into the limelight through his soundtrack for the movie Azonto Ghost.
The track had got everyone talking and sniffing around to find out who the brain behind it was. After his Azonto Ghost song became a massive hit, Bisa released hit singles, Metanfo, Over, Madanfo and Love Letter before finally releasing his maiden Thanksgiving album that has 16 songs on it.
Bisa also faced a lot of embarrassment during media interviews at the time his Azonto Ghost song became popular. Many had thought the artist could not express himself via the English Language. This included radio and TV stations that swiftly change to the Twi language whenever he was invited for interviews.
According to Bisa, after he uploaded some videos of interviews he had done in English on his Twitter and Facebook pages, many of his fans and friends began sending him positive messages with many of them congratulating him for being fluent in both English and Twi.
9. Juicy Gossips
Like other artists, Bisa Kdei has had a fair share of false rumors and gossip which have gone viral over time. In 2016, it was allegedly reported that Bisa Kdei and female musician, Becca were in a secret relationship. However, the musicians have both denied the claims.
10. Social Media Presence
Bisa Kdei’s verified Facebook account with over 574,000 followers as well as his Instagram account was hacked on October 29, 2015. Bisa took to Twitter, confirming the hack and divulging that his media team was working to get it resolved.