Kuami Eugene has become a darling boy to almost everyone in Ghana. The self-acclaimed rock star was rumoured to have refused a feature with another big star Guru.
While fans felt it was disrespectful of Kwami to reject such an offer from an older colleague, the rock star deemed it appropriate to explain his reasons to his fans.
He disclosed that Guru has ongoing issues with his record label and management which he feels should be settled before any other thing. Also, he expected Guru to go through the right channels (his management), to ask for a feature.
For most people, this was a sign that the ‘Angelina’ singer was becoming too pompous.
But how did Kuami Eugene get here? How well do you know his journey? Maybe if we did, we wouldn’t grill him so much for enjoying the fruit of his labour.
Do come along and be intrigued as we talk about Kuami Eugene, his biography and net worth.
The musical superstar was born Kwame Eugene Marfo on the 1st of February 1997 in Akim-Oda.
His father Alex and mother Juliana raised him in the way of the Lord. Eugene practically grew up in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana where he sang beautifully as a child.
The church environment not only encouraged his singing but provided the boy with opportunities to learn drumming. Soon after, Kwame took up the guitar and a keyboard making him around artist.
Fadama, a suburb of Accra, raised Eugene as he liked to say. He was proud of growing up in such a society as he would sing about it later in life.
It is unclear where Kwame had his basic school education but has been said to be expelled from an unnamed senior high school.
Kwame had left school to study music in a studio in the Eastern Region. The school authority didn’t notice his absence until two weeks later and contacted his mum. It broke Mrs Juliana Marfo’s heart more when the school made the disciplined decision to expel her son.
Thankfully enough, Kwame wouldn’t stress his mother any further. He joyfully got enrolled in the Salvation Army Senior High School in Akim-Wenchi and furthered in the Ghana Telecom University.
Despite giving his full attention to school, his love for music grew daily. He continued to minister in the church to the glory of God.
In 2016, the music lover signed up for Mtn Hitmaker. This was a show that provided a platform for amateur artists to showcase their talents. Winners would usually go home with a 100,000 Ghana cedis record deal.
Kuami Eugene didn’t win the competition. He didn’t come up second either. But he strived for the 3rd position which got him signed to Lynx Entertainment as a Highlife and Afrobeats singer-songwriter.
Like a kid in a candy store, Eugene excitedly released his first official song in 2017. Having built quite a fanbase while on the Mtn Hitmaker show, it was no surprise when the song “Angela” hit a million views in just a few days of its release on YouTube.
“Confusion” quickly followed Angela more like a sequel.
He put in the work and a year later, Ghanaians were blessed with “Wish me well” which later featured Nigerian artist Ice Prince.
Kuami Eugene quickly became the king of back-to-back hit songs. He’s worked with artists like Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Falz, Okyeame Kwame including his record label colleagues Mzvee and Kidi.
After the artist found himself performing on Sarkodie’s Rapperholic Concert stage, he didn’t think it would get better than that.
Kuami Eugene then got to perform at the ‘Oh My festival’ in Amsterdam, ‘Afrobeats to the World concert’ at the Playstation Theatre in New York.
He had the opportunity to honour his country and he took it and gave a breathtaking performance at Ghana’s 61st Independence Celebration Show at Indigo 02 in London.
In 2018, Kwami won the New Artist award at the Ghana Music Awards both in Ghana and in the United Kingdom.
He has also been awarded by AFRIMA being recognized as the most promising artist.
In 2019, at the Ghana Music Awards, Kwami carried home three awards out of seven nominations.
By 2020, Eugene had successfully been rewarded for his hard work in full payment. Not only had he won the highlife artist of the year but also went home as the overall artist of the year beating Sarkodie and some other big names.
The rock star rushed back to his roots, Fadama, to receive more blessings from the National Chief Imam Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu.
His excitement carried to the church that moulded him. The Presbyterian Church in Fadama welcomed him home and congratulated him on the good news. Social media was filled with pictures of Eugene presenting his awards to his Head Pastor Rev Alfred Owusu Boateng who couldn’t be prouder of the boy.
The 24 years old musician currently worths almost 2 million dollars.
Kuami Eugen is one of the young Ghanaian musicians putting the country on the global map now.
He’s a deserving artiste who has paid his due – a feat that was recognized by the legendary Abrantie Amaakye Dede.
Hopefully, Eugene becomes one of the few Ghanaian artistes to bag a Grammy laurel to thicken the books of Ghanaian music.
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