Ghana has produced some rap greats, over the past years, but there’s one
particular rapper whose style is unique and continue to thrill fans with some
good rhyming and tunes over the past decade.
Affum Armstrong is his
name, but known in the music circles as “Dadie Opanka”.
Dadie Opanka, emerged
on the music limelight in 2009, when he did a refix of Bradez ”Simple” and
has since produced some ground breaking hits, which includes ”Taste”,
”Wedding Car”, ”Born Again”, ”Sure” his latest hits among many other mix
Dadie Opanka, has
worked hard over the past years, by being consistent in the music circles and
deserves commendation considering his hard work and lyrical prowess, which has
been mimicked by many over the past years.
However, it is
shocking, why he has not headlined major musical shows in the country and has
been left on the ‘fringes’ of showbiz considering his flawless stagecraft.
Opanka, has made
significant strides in his music endeavours regardless of the few setback in
his music career having mounted big stages, which had top international acts
like T Pain, Mavado, among others perform on the same stage.
one of Ghana’s finest performers and rappers and should be rubbing shoulders
with the likes Sarkodie and Yaa Pono on the big stages but however comes as a
shock how is being sidelined even when it comes to big shows and awards.
Nonetheless, he has
done major collaboration with top Ghanaian acts over the past years. He
featured on Kwaw Kese’s ”Popping”, which won the 2012 Best Hip-hop Song of
the year, but yet to win any individual honours at major awards in the country.
Opanka’s name is certainly out there but he’s certainly ‘underappreciated’ and deserves more recognition from the music entourage.