AsemÂ (real nameÂ Nana Wiafe Asante-Mensah) was born on 3rd July 1987 andÂ is one of the hottest acts in Africa's evolving music industry.
He basically came from nowhere to take Ghana by storm. He started singing,dancing and reciting poetry at the age of FIVE . This followed through to junior and senior high school where he performed at school events.
Asem released his first official single 'Give Me Blow' whiles he was still in journalism school. This controversial track,Â 'Give Me Blow'Â became the most sought after and most transferred/ bluetoothed song among Ghanaian youths when it was unofficially released in 2008 on his first Album titledÂ 'Better Late Than Never'.
The album also featured songs likeÂ 'Pigaro'Â which was the most played song in Ghana 2008/2009.
AsemÂ has a remarkable ability to put together mind boggling lyrics laced with humorous punch lines and grasping metaphors in both English and Twi and it seems he can never go wrong. He built a strong desire to grow into master entertainer and lyricist from listening to Hip-Hop with his older brothers at quite a tender age. Asem was greatly influenced from childhood at around age nine by African highlife greats such asÂ Osibisa, Fela Kuti, Yvonne Chaka ChakaÂ andÂ Salif KeitaÂ as well as the likes ofÂ The Notorious B.I.G., Naughty By NatureÂ and surprisingly,Â Lionel Richie.
Having swept the enviable world bank sponsoredÂ Music For Development AwardÂ at the 2010 Ghana Music Awards with his singleÂ "School Dey Be"Â (which was inspired by an educational project he embarked on) and winning theÂ Discovery of The Year AwardÂ in 2009 with nominations for song writer of the year,Â Asem is set to take his aspirations to even greater heights.Â He also got an endorsement deal from Glomobile as brand ambassador.
Asem won Best West African Music Video at the 2011 Nigeria Music Video Awards [NMVA] with the video for hisÂ 'No More Kpayor'Â hit track off his second album SOLID GROUND.
The album features South African rapper J.R, Sway from the U.K, Kwabena Kwabena, Irene Logan, DJ Black. Other artistes Asem has collaborated with include Flavour from Nigeria and Pat Thomas.
AsemÂ is the founder of Wobedantem[WBDN] Records and is currently spreading his music across the globe.Â For more onÂ Asem:
http://www.hulkshare.com/AsemWorld , http://www.youtube.com/user/AsemWORLD1, http://www.facebook.com/Asemmusic