Okyeame Kwame has managed to remain relevant in the music industry for close to two decades.
2016 was particularly one of the best periods in his career – achieving a number of firsts including being named International Cultural Ambassador of Cincinnati, United States of America.
Below are major achievements of Kwame in 2016.
1. Honored with the Key to Cincinnati; making him an International Cultural Ambassador
2. Honored with an annual celebration day in his name (Okyeame Kwame Day in Cincinnati)
3. First Ghanaian artiste to perform at Annie O Series at Standard Hotel in New York
4. Performed at SOB’s New York
5. Performed at Arts on Third Festival in New York City
6. Five Nominations at the All Africa Music Awards
7. Won 4syte Best Video Storyline in Three Nominations (“Small Small”)
8. Released chart-topping songs: ‘Hallelujah’, ‘It’s OK, ‘Tension’, ‘Bend Down’.
9. Recorded with Jamaican reggae artiste and Grammy Nominee, Sizzla Kalonji
10. Organised a Benefit Concert to raise funds to support the Ghana Paralympics Team to participate in the Rio Olympics qualifiers
11. First Heptivist (Hepatitis Ambassador) by the World Hepatitis Alliance
12. Organised the free 7th Annual Hepatitis Campaign in Ho on World Hepatitis Day, bringing the number to at least 7,000 beneficiaries
13. Graduated with a Master’s Degree in Marketing Strategy from University of Ghana Business School
14. Won ETV Male Celebrity Fashion Icon of the Year
15. JIGWE Male Celebrity Slayer Award
16. JIGWE Family of the Year Award
17. JIGWE Celebrity Couple Award
18. Participated in the Midem Conference in France
19. Enlisted on the Google’s Top 10 Most Searched Ghanaian Musicians
20. Interviewed on Hot 97, the World’s biggest urban HipHop radio station
21. Covered an International Magazine, ‘Our World Media’
22. Interviewed on WBLS, an urban adult contemporary FM station in New York
23. First Ghanaian rapper to get his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram verified at the same time