SAD IT ENDED LIKE THIS – Kwaw kese Finally Pays Tribute To Castro Ahead Of Death Declaration

Legendary Ghanaian rapper, Kwaw Kese has penned down an emotional message to his friend and industry colleague, Castro as he is set to be declared dead by law following his disappearance.

Castro was declared missing in 2014 after he and his friend Janet Bandu took a ride on a Jetski on the beach at Aqua Safari inside Ada when they out to chill with former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan.

Whilst the truth of the matter as to whether he and his accomplice drowned or not, Ghanaians are still in oblivion but the laws of the country indicates that when a person goes missing and he is not found after seven years, he or she must be declared dead.

His long-time friend, Kwaw Kese must have finally come to terms to the fact that Castro is no more and he took to his Instagram page and paid a touching tribute to him and according to him, it is very sad how it all ended up as he recalled the collaborations they made together.

Sharing a photo of Castro on his Instagram page,  the ‘Abodam’ star expressed his gratitude to Castro for all the good vibes he shared with him whilst with him.

He captioned;

‘Sad how it ended up Breda …… Our songs #TheWorld“monkey Dey work baboon Dey chop” and #YenfaOdoMbom is timeless… Thanks for all the good vibes
Castro forever 🙌🏿🙏’

See his post below;


The fifth edition of the ‘Ashaiman To Da World’ concert was held last Saturday at the Saka Saka Park at Ashaiman.

The musical concert, which was organised by Stonebwoy, attracted over 30,000 thousand music fans from all walks of life.

It witnessed historic live performances from rapper Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Samini, Kofi Kinaata, Lilwin, Kwaw Kese, Edem, Guru, Teephlow, D-Black, Freda Rhymes, Kelvin Boy, Episode, Article Wan and a host of others.

Sarkodie’s performance at the concert will be remembered as the best put up by any artiste this year.

The BET award winner delivered on his earlier promise to provide the best of entertainment for his fans at Ashaiman on the night. He was, indeed, one of the best artistes on that night.

Known for delivering mid and fast tempo songs, Sarkodie dished out most of his popular songs.

His great vocal versatility, dynamic movements and general stage charisma got the fans applauding non-stop during his performance on stage.

Lilwin also made his presence felt on the night as he arrived on stage in his ‘Superman’ outfit and delivered an excellent performance.

Other artistes such as Guru, Kofi Kinaata, Kwaw Kese and Edem also performed creditably to the satisfaction of music fans present at the event.

They left no stone unturned at the show, as they gave out hits in continuity to thrill music fans gathered at the event.

Okomfo Kwadee, who was among the surprise artistes, performed most of his popular old tunes.

When Kwadee took over the stage, he performed brilliantly, wowing the music fans at the event.

Stonebwoy and Samini also climaxed the concert with their outstanding performances.


Rapper Kwaw Kese has revealed that he was not happy that the prime suspect in the murder of his former manager was left off the hook.

He believes strongly that failure of the police to do their work saw Bulldog, walk a free man. He was arrested in connection with the murder of Fennec Okyere.

“It was in the news when they discharged Bulldog who was the prime prospect. They said nobody was coming again. Even the prosecutors were not going to court. I believe our security system is very weak,” a very disappointed Kwaw Kese told Lexis Bill in an interview on Behind the Fame on Drive Time on Joy FM Monday.

According to him, “If you are [going to] discharge somebody you have to come out” and organize a press conference to inform the public just as they did when Bulldog was arrested.

Fennec Okyere was killed at his Manet Gardens residence on the Spintex Road in Accra on Thursday, March 13, 2014, by unknown assailants. He died at age 31.

Bulldog, who the Police Criminal Investigative Department (CID) picked up on Thursday, April 10, 2014, as the lead suspect in the murder of Fennec, was alleged to have threatened to kill Fennec.

An Accra Central District Court in January 2018 set Bulldog free from allegations of murder.

Asked if he believes Bulldog, born Lawrence Nana Asiama Hanson, is complicit in the murder of Fennec, he said, “I can’t say Bulldog is but he is the prime suspect so at least the way they dealt with him was not satisfactory.”

Bulldog, according to Kwaw Kese, learnt everything about management and music from Fennec so “if you end up beefing with such a person somebody who showed you the light… Bulldog wasn’t that nice with Fennec and myself before Fennec passed [away].”

“I’m not ok because the police didn’t act right because the first time the thing happened, you did a press [and] the time they released Bulldog there was no press conference. That shows that the police have not done 100% work so they should come back again that is why we are not happy,” he added.

Kwaw Kese revealed that he went through depression after Fennec died.



Ghana’s acclaimed Dancehall King Shatta Wale has stated with strong emphasis that Rappers Sarkodie and Kwaw Kese are currently very poor financially and they are refusing to accept that publicly.

The Zylofon Signee has described his colleague musicians Sarkodie, and Kwaw Kese as “Very Poor”.

Speaking on Kumasi-based Luv FM, the ‘Gringo’ hit maker said many so-called A-rated artistes are poor but do not want the public to know.

He said the Ghana music industry has a big problem, which is that artistes are paid lesser wages for performances.

“I am talking about the problem that it is in the music industry that they know it’s a problem which they don’t want people to know, because when people know that right now Kwaw Kese is very poor, Sarkodie is poor….” He said.

He continued to say that..“Even Stonebwoy, Stonebwoy is on my label so at least, he gets some cash for there. He gets some Benz, 1,2,3..4. But the rest of them are poor and I am saying the poor because it is very very serious.”

According to him, he will continue to fight the system until Ghanaian artistes are paid well for their performances. Shatta Wale’s latest ‘attacks’ come on the back of a previous rant against the aforementioned artistes.

Shatta Wale yesterday, September 22,2018 held a press conference to unveil the cover art for his upcoming ‘Reign’ album at the Kumasi City Mall. ‘The Reign’, is the third album for Shatta Wale and the first under Zylofon Music label with 17 tracks produced by Mogbeatz, Baddoneh, ShawerzEbiem and DJ Milzey.



Rapper Kwaw Kese has debunked claims that his mother is dead and has refused to support her burial.

The “Abodam” Rapper has asked Ghanaians and his fans in general, to ignore such fake news about him since his mum is not dead.

In a brief chat with, from his current base in America Kwaw said his mother is very much alive and he has no idea were that fake news is coming from.

“My mum is not dead. My mum is alive and I just spoke with her”

Asked if he knows the people in the trending video, Kwaw Kese said, “I know them and I don’t know why they are doing that”.

Kwaw Kese also took to twitter this morning the clear the air.

On his twitter handle he wrote:

“People Fool Oo Lol, My Mum Is Not Dead. Ignore Any Stupid News Going Around .”

It would be recalled that there were reports that the family of Kwaw Kese were calling on him to help bury his mother who died at age 90.

The family asked for help financially from Kwaw Kese to enable them bury his mother since he had neglected them.

Some members of the family accused Kwaw Kese of abandoning them in a video interview with DJ Emparo of Beat Fm released Monday, 6th August claiming he had abandon them.

The video has since circulated on social media that got some social media commentators talking with majority ‘bashing’ Kwaw Kese for abandoning family and refusing to bury dead mother.

Well, Kwaw Kese has refuted such claims and branded them as ‘stupid news going round’.

The 2008 Ghana Music artiste of the year winner who recently lost his newborn baby at the Korlebu Teaching Hospital in Accra, is currently in America performing and promoting his new single.

Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/


Rapper Kwaw Kese said he would see nothing wrong, if his child decides to smoke marijuana.

The Abodam crooner is known for speaking his mind always and has made no apologies for his use of marijuana.

It should therefore not be surprising when he says he would not mind in the least if his kids use it as well.

His comments may not endear him to many people and he will certainly not be winning any parent of the year honours but Kwaw Kesse does not really care.

“I will not force my children to stop using marijuana if they think it is good for them. It is like food. If my child walks up to me and says daddy, I think weed is good for me and I want to use it, I can’t do anything about it as long as they do not abuse it or use it for the wrong reasons,” he said in a chat with Graphic Showbiz.

Kwaw Kese has had problems with the law over his use of marijuana. In 2014, he was arrested for smoking the herb in public in Kumasi and put before court. He endured some tough times at the Kumasi prisons and the drama surrounding his application for bail  played out in the public eye.

After his release and subsequent fine, he said he was embarking on a campaign against drug abuse in the country.

One thing he is disappointed at and wishes he could change is the negative perception about people who use weed.

“Those who use weed are not wayward people, they are not irresponsible. We need to educate people so that the negative stereotyping will stop.”

For him, there are several benefits Ghana will derive fromlegalising weed.

“We can export it, tax it and it will help boost our economy. There are medicinal benefits as well. If Kofi Annan has come out to back this then it means it is something good. That man I know is not someone who falls for just anything and I am glad he has joined the movement.”

In the same vein, Kwaw says he will not prevent any of children from becoming a musician despite all the negative aspects. “There may be a lot of backbiting, back stabbing etc in the industry but if my child says that is what he or she wants to do, why not, I will give my blessings. I will not say because I have had my share of negativity, I will block my children from pursuing their passion.”

Away from his kids and weed,  Kwaw Kese revealed that his Mad Time Entertainment label will have another addition next month.

“We will be officially signing Skonti next month and at the same time, we will release his new single. Skonti is an artiste and a producer as well.  We have worked on a number of songs including “Yakubu,” he said.

Source: Graphic Showbiz


The controversial rapper, Kwaw Kese has revealed that he still actively smokes cannabis and even the police are fully aware of it.

According to him, not even his imprisonment in 2015 for smoking weed in public, deterred him from engaging in the act.

Kwaw Kese, born Emmanuel Botchwey, was arrested by the police in Kumasi on Saturday, November 22, 2014, for allegedly smoking cannabis in public.

On Thursday, April 23, 2015, Judge William Boampong sentenced him to a day’s imprisonment and a fine of GHc1,200.

Speaking in an interview on Cosmopolitan Mix on Joy FM with Doreen Andoh, the rapper revealed that he is done pretending that he does not smoke the banned herb.

“As we age, you can’t hide the truth forever…I smoke and it’s good for me…I’ve been smoking for almost 20 years or more; there’s never been any implication,” the controversial Rapper, popularly called ‘Abodam’, declared.

“I still smoke…before I got arrested, I was doing music to please people, I was ‘spoiling’ every stage which I still do and I was smoking weed doing that so I don’t want people to be like ‘because he got arrested, he’s stopped what he is doing’ Then I have to stop music; I still smoke weed…I used to be hiding it [but] now I want the world to know…” he said and cited that Nigerian musician Wizkid also smokes weed on stage.

Kwaw Kese added that, “I know a lot artistes smoke who smoke, nobody cares. Why is it because Kwaw Kese says he is Abodam and he’s caught smoking weed…me I don’t care, I smoke and the police know I smoke.”

According to the Section 5 of the Narcotic Drugs (Control, Enforcement AND Sanctions) Law, 1990 (PNDCL 236) states:

“No person shall without lawful authority or excuse smoke, sniff, consume, inject in his body or otherwise administer narcotic drug on his body.”
He strongly believes that the law that makes it a crime to smoke weed is outmoded and must be amended.

“I know some people in Parliament who smoke weed…I know a doctor who smokes weed and he still performs alright,” he further alleged.

Kwaw Kese was quick to stress that, “I’m not advocating for people to go and do [it]” while claiming “more than 60% of the youth smoke.”

According to him, students smoke in tertiary institutions and the same students turn out to become bank managers, medical doctors and lawyers later.

“People are hypocrites…I don’t want to be a hypocrite anymore. I can’t come and sit here and say I don’t smoke and go back [home] and smoke.”

Watch the interview below:

Source: Joy FM


Rapper Kwaw Kese caused a stir on the red carpet Ghana Music Awards 2017, when appeared with a wheelbarrow containing several award plagues including his VGMA plaques.

Kwaw Kese’s wheelbarrow which was labelled ‘AWARDS FOR SALE,’ caught the attention of people at the foyer of the Accra International Conference Centre.

Kwaw Kese has in the past won awards like Artiste of the Year, Hiplife Album of the Year, Hip life Artiste of the Year and Hiplife Song of the Year in 2008; Hip hop Song of the Year in 2012 and other nominations in the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.


Broadcaster/Fashion Designer Kofi Okyere Darko popularly known as KOD had some male celebrities model in his fashion brand NINETEEN57 BY KOD at the just ended ‘Rhythms On The Runway’ 2017 fashion show.

The event which took place at the Banquet Hall, State House on Saturday April 1, 2017, saw male celebrities including Rapper Kwaw Kese, Actor Harold Amenyah,  Benny Blanco, P.Y. Addo Boateng, Musician Coded, among others hitting the runway to climax the fashion show.

Watch the male celebs doing their thing on the runway:
Check out performances by Sarkodie, Akwaboah and Bisa Kdei:



Controversial Rapper, Kwaw Kese has expressed disappointment in the inability of the Police to find the killers of his manager who was murdered at his Manet Gardens residence on the Spintex Road three years ago.

In fact, today, Monday, March 13, marks exactly three years when the entertainment enthusiast’s life was taken and Kwaw Kese believes the police should have answers by now. “The Police need to give us answers on who the killers are. For Christ’s sake, it’s been three years and yet there seem to be no head way.

This isn’t a practice that should be encouraged because no one would feel safe in his/her home.

“A hardworking young man with so much potential is taken away from his young family because someone or some people think he doesn’t deserve to live. “And after three years, the police is yet to find who the perpetrators are? The police can’t provide answers? Who killed Fennec? We need to ask the police,” he said to Showbiz in an interview on Tuesday.

The Yakubu artiste said the image of the lifeless body of his manager who he described as a friend and a brother lying in a pool of blood breaks his heart anytime he thinks about it and it beats his imagination that the country has been silent on it. “Today, it is Fennec, tomorrow, it could be any of us. This isn’t an issue that should be brushed aside.

The Police must be compelled to quicken investigations which have obviously been stalled,” he stated.

The Police is not the only outfit that seems to have awaken the wrath of Kwaw Kese. He also took a strong exception to the lackadaisical attitude of Zoomlion, the employers of Fennec. For him, the company hasn’t shown much interest in the death of one of its hardworking staff and that is quite worrying.

Although Kwaw Kese appointed a new manager to handle his music career six months after the death of Fennec, the Mr Lover Lover rapper says his murdered manager is irreplaceable and he is still grappling with his loss. “The journey hasn’t been easy without Fennec.

He was my backbone and the initiator of most of my projects. We were two paddies who managed the Mad Time Entertainment outfit. His absence has affected my career and slowed me down,” he stated.

Known for hit songs such as Oye Nonsense, Ma Tewo Kwakwa, Swedru Agona, Ruff and My Thing, Kwaw Kese said the one thing he would always remember his late manager for was his creativity. “Fennec will forever remain in my memory for his creativity and artistic knowledge. I say this because it was out of his creativity that a star was born in me”.

When Showbiz contacted Zoomlion on its commitment to find the assailants of its former staff, Fennec, Mr Robert Coleman, Public Relations Officer of Zoomlion, said he needed to consult management before making any official statements on their contributions three years of Fennec’s death.

The PR Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Police was unable to comment since it was not able to immediately track document on the case due to an on-going reshuffle of personnel within the Service.

Source: Daily Graphic