Glusea brings to you the profile of the pioneer of the Hip-Life movement in Ghana Reggie Rockstone. He is often regarded as the first rapper in Ghana. Read more on Reggie Rockstone biography.
Reggie Rockstone Biography
Reggie known in real life as Reginald Osei was born in the United Kingdom on April 11, 1964.
He moved to Ghana in his early years. He has stayed in both Kumasi and Accra.
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Rockstone is the son of fashion designer Ricky “Ricci” Ossei (Saint Ossei). He attended Achimota School.
Reggie Rockstone started his career as a dancer in the early 1980s with a Hip hop movement group.
During this time, he was mainly based in three places including; Accra, London, and New York. Reggie finally launched his music career in 1991 after he was well vexed in rapping and performing.
He joined the PLZ rap group from London in 1992. They released an EP entitled “Build a Wall Around Your Dreams” released on an independent label called “Go For the Juggler.”
1994 became the turning point in his entertainment career. The rap scene in London was not rewarding enough.
He returned to Accra to encounter a whole generation of people grooving to African-American rhythms, all heavily influenced by the same elements of Hip Hop that he knew all too well
He pioneered the Hiplife art form and has played an important role in the development of this uniquely African genre in Ghana’s capital Accra. He He raps in Akan and English.
He released his first album in the year 1997 titles Maka Maka (I Said It Because I Said It) un the record label Kassa Records
Two years later, he released the second one Me Na Me Kae (I Was The One Who Said It) in 1999
He released his third studio album in 2000 titled Me ka, Last show in 2004 and Reggiestration in 2010.
Reggie joined the Ghanaian hip hop group VVIP following the exit of Promzy in 2014.
He had an idea! Use the hip hop beats with authentic phat production and lace it with true African dialect; The Akan language of Twi.
It became the tool to make such butter classics as “Sweetie, Sweetie”, “Tsoo Boi”, “Nightlife in Accra” and “Agoo” from his debut album in 1997 entitled “Makaa! Maka!”.
Launched on an independent label called KASSA RECORDS that he partly owns, Reggie Rockstone has reached Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians across four continents
In 2004, Rockstone won the Kora Award for the best African video
He introduced Rockstone Condoms, which is his own brand of the contraceptive to the Ghanaian market in August 2013.
With this move, he was pitching into the zero infection or prevalence initiative against HIV/AIDS’s goals.
In 2009 Rockstone was one of 17 Public figures, who were outdoored by Globacom to endorse their brand, which was part of their preparations to roll out in Ghana.
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Kwadwo Safo Kantanka Biography Cars, Net Worth And Companies
Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo Kantanka is a mysterious but great man to have surfaced on the earth.
He is a preacher, inventor, innovator, Physicist, Chemist, Biologist, agriculturalist, philanthropist and the Star of Africa.
He is the world’s greatest multi-dimensional scientist and technologist of all times and has carried out the greatest philanthropic activity in Ghana.
He funds all these exercises with revenue from his numerous investments.
He is also the founder of the Kristo Asafo church, Great KOSA network of companies and many other institutions. His mission is to redeem Africa from bondage.
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Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo Kantanka was born on 26th August 1948 at Bekwai in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
As a child, he had deep passion for science and technology. After closing from school, he would quickly do his home work and rush to the farm to get sticks for designing cars, helicopters, planes, etc.
He designed machines and automobiles that had never been seen in the town.
The level of wisdom displayed by the young Kwadwo Safo Kantanka through his speech and handicrafts astonished lots of people.
This earned him great respect from the community including the youth and the elderly.
Apart from his deep interest in studying nature, he loved sports. He was a very good footballer, musician and dancer.
It is therefore not surprising that he started manufacturing musical instruments at the early part of his life.
After basic school, he attended the Ghana Technical Works Institute in Kumasi. He thereafter had a three-year stint as a welder at the Volta Aluminum Company (VALCO).
Founding of Kristo Asafo
On the 3rd of February 1971, he founded his church, Kristo Asafo (Christ Reformed Church).
The infant Kristo Asafo faced some economic challenges. To solve these, Apostle Safo Kantanka embarked on preparing soaps that cured skin diseases.
Many were amazed to see a man of God roaming through towns and villages with soap on his head and advertising with his mouth to attract customers.
This made some people to question his legitimacy of being a man of God but Apostle Safo Kantanka was not bordered about this.
He knew he was a great man and had a special mission to accomplish on earth but it was just a matter of time.
He also embarked on selling cooking oil and foodstuff, farming, fishing and many other trades and entrepreneurial ventures.
He did all these alongside the preaching of the gospel.
From this humble beginning, it appeared to lots of people as a shock when they saw him donating the little he had to the poor and needy in society.
He also manually dug wells for villages and communities to aid them obtain good drinking water. All these were done wholeheartedly and free of charge.
Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka and his Kristo Asafo were synonymous to philanthropy.
In 1980, Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka began organising annual charity shows where lots of food stuff from his farms, clothing and other items were distributed to the poor and needed in society.
He also exhibited some of his inventions and innovations on such shows. In the year 2013 he organised the 33rd annual edition of the said show.
Apostle Dr Safo Kantanka and the Kristo Asafo are famous for philanthropy and service to the needy in society.
The Kristo Asafo started as a church in Accra New town without any branch. Today, the Kristo Asafo has 137 branches in Ghana and other international branches in Verona (Italy), London (United Kingdom) and the United States.
The Kristo Asafo (Christ reformed Church), apart from its believe in the trinity, also believe that the infinite intelligence that God has given to mankind is not limited to one race and that by hard work and perseverance through science and technology as demonstrated by its visionary leader, Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo Kantanka, Africa will be redeemed.
Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo Kantanka is a special Man of God. He preaches the gospel and performs miracles within and outside the congregation of his church.
From healing the sick; raising the dead; commanding the ground to split open for water and Tilapia to emerge and form a fish pond (at Adansie in Ashanti Region) and many other wonders beyond the scope of this text, he reminds people that “miracle is not my mission on earth”.
Kwadwo Safo Kantanka Investments
Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo Kantanka is a man of few words and an optimist. As industrious and business minded as he is, he has invested in many businesses including the following:
Great KOSA Company Limited: This is a conglomerate involved in inventions, innovations and other activities.
It has various divisions and sub-divisions such as the Foundry and Pattern Development division, Plant Medicine division, Building and Construction division, Mechanical and Automobile division, Radio and Transmission division, Electricals and electronics division etc.
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