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Ko-Jo Cue

Kumasi, Ghana | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE

Kumasi, Ghana | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2010
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"Ko-Jo Cue In New York Times"

Ghanaian rapper Ko-Jo Cue was on Monday mentioned in a New York Times publication as result of his brand connections with KFC, Ghana.

The rapper, who is currently swimming in a lot of attention together with BBnZ label mate Shaker over the release of their video for their first joint project titled ‘Pen & Paper’, is being tagged as one of Ghana’s major brand influencers.

He recently penned a deal with the popular American fast food restaurant chain, KFC, to lead its ‘Streetwise 2’ campaign in Ghana.

The campaign which was introduced months back is designed to appeal to a first generation of middle-class consumers looking for new experiences.

It aims at ‘hustlers and influencers’ who rose from the streets and climbed the social ladder.

“New ads debuted in May for the Streetwise 2 — two pieces of chicken, fries and a Coke — with the popular local singer Ko-Jo Cue holding a sign that says, “It’s thanks to the streets that I became a winner. I get a Streetwise 2,” it continues, “and fuel my ambition.”

And that was what the American best-selling newspaper talked about in its publication which also mentioned Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo over his concerns about the rise in fast food in Ghana and obesity. - Daily Guide

"Ko-jo Cue and shaker perform at Lauryn Hill’s SA concert"

Ghanaian music duo Ko-Jo Cue and Shaker performed as opening acts at a concert to mark the 20th anniversary of Lauryn Hill’s Grammy-winning album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ in South Africa over the weekend.

Lauryn Hill brought the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Tour to Johannesburg with American rapper Nas supporting her.

The duo took to their individual Instagram pages to announce, by showing fans a snippet of the show’s rehearsal.

Ko-Jo Cue and Shaker, who performed as a duo, are signed by BBNZ, which formerly hosted E.L and Cwasi Oteng.

Last year, Ko-Jo Cue and Shaker released their joint album Pen & Paper. - GhanaWeb

"DJ Juls And Ko-Jo Cue Share The Steely Visuals For 'UFW'"

Ghanian beatsmith DJ Juls and BBnZ emcee Ko-Jo Cue share the visuals for their new track "UFW (Unfuckwittable)," the second single from their upcoming collaborative album This Earth My Brother set to release this summer. The bold hip-hop track features minimal, hi-hat heavy production from DJ Juls and hard-hitting, self-assured raps from Ko-Jo along with a vocal sample from Nas' "U Gotta Love It." The video shows a young man and woman holding up display cards with various images depicting Ko-Jo Cues lyrics, a subtle nod to Bob Dylan's iconic "Subterranean Homesick Blues" video. Black-and-white graphics featuring legendary artists Bob Marley and Fela Kuti amongst others, can also be seen in the Jeneral Jay-directed video. Take a look at the gritty video for DJ Juls and Ko-Jo Cue's "UFW" and stream their previous This Earth My Brother single "PayDay" below. - OkayAfrica

"Lauryn Hill names Ghana's Shaker and Ko-Jo Cue for 20th anniversary tour"

Lauryn Hill has named two of Ghana's favourite artistes; Shaker and Ko-Jo Cue for her upcoming tour dubbed 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill'.
Legendary American songstress Lauryn Hill has named two of Ghanas favourite artistes; Shaker and Ko-Jo Cue for her upcoming tour dubbed The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
The tour which will celebrate her iconic debut album 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' will see the BBnZ Live duo rock one of her stages in either America, Europe or Africa.

Other international artistes billed to perform include Nas, M.I.A., Dave Chappelle, A$AP Rocky, SZA, Santigold, Big Boi, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Dave East, Talib Kweli,Shabazz Palaces, Kelela, Raury Tierra Whack, Jo Mersa Marley and Bambaata Marley.

Lauryn Hill announced Shaker and Ko-Jo Cue's names via Twitter Tuesday, June 19. - Pulse Ghana

"Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC."

New ads debuted in May for the Streetwise 2 — two pieces of chicken, fries and a Coke — with the popular local singer Ko-Jo Cue holding a sign that says, “It’s thanks to the streets that I became a winner.” “I get a Streetwise 2,” it continues, “and fuel my ambition.” - New York Times

"The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour"

Ms. Lauryn Hill is bringing her Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary tour to The O2 on 3 December, celebrating twenty years of her anthemic debut solo album. She will be joined by special guests Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles, Shabazz Palaces, Digable Planets and Ko-Jo Cue & Shaker. - The o2

"Ko-jo Cue, Shaker to launch Pen and Paper album"

Any event from the camp of artiste management outfit, BBNZ Live, which has produced reputable artistes like 2015 VGMA Artiste of the Year, EL and Gospel artiste Cwesi Oteng, creates a lot of buzz.

So as two of the label mates, Kojo Cue and Lil Shaker gear up for a concert to officially launch their joint Pen and Paper album at the Alliance Francaise in Accra on Saturday, October 21, expectations are already high.

The two have been ardent proponents of hardcore rap and Hiphop Music and with such a background, lovers of the genre are expected to be blown away by their performances.

Already, they are whetting the appetite of Hiphop lovers with short videos of them rapping on their social media pages. - Daily Graphic


Growing Pains Vol. 1-4 (2010)
The Shining (2014)
Pen & Paper (2017)



Ko-Jo Cue is an award-winning rapper/songwriter from Kumasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana. Growing up in a house filled with his entire extended family and sharing a sleeping mat with 5 cousins, an auntie and his grandmother, the values of family were instilled in him at an early age. These values are shared in most of his songs.

At age 9, he fell in love with Ghanaian rap music when his cousin introduced him
to Obrafour’s first album Pae Mu Ka. He wrote and memorized the lyrics to his
favourite songs. His love for the art form grew in Kumasi Anglican Secondary
School, which was noted for producing famous musicians like Okyeame Kwame, Lord
Kenya, Noble Nketiah and Oware Junior.

His professional career begun in 2010 when he started a series called Growing Pains
which was a slew of 5 mixtapes designed to introduce people to his music. He
had his first viral hit with ‘Head Nod’, a street anthem that quickly became a
mainstay on regional radio playlists. He released two critically acclaimed
mixtapes between 2011 and 2013 which positioned him as the next big thing on
the Ghanaian rap scene. In April 2014, his single Corolla Music went viral and
sparked a nationwide conversation about local hip-hop on radio. The success of
the song caught the attention of BBnZ Live who signed him two months later. The
Shining, his first project on BBnZ Live, turned out to be more than a mixtape
and earned him his first radio hit with its single Low Key. It was downloaded
more than 12000 times and earned critical praise from pundits, peers and fans.

Between 2015 and 2016, he released several singles which made him a radio darling and a household name. Notable amongst them are Lavender with E.L, Tsioo Benke Mi with International Songwriting Competition winner A.I and My BayBey with Afrobeats
superstar Mr. Eazi. He also headlined and sold out his first ever concert which
he dubbed CUE for President in an effort to promote the participation of the
youth in the Ghanaian electoral process. MTV Base placed him at No. 9 on their 2016
Hottest Emcees in Africa list.

In 2017, he secured his first endorsement deal with international brand KFC and became the streetwise ambassador for Ghana. He partnered with his label mate Shaker to release a joint album called Pen & Paper. The album which was noted for its creative videos won him his first award at the 4syte MVAs and earned him multiple nominations at the Ghana Music Awards. The partnership went on to produce hit songs like Mama Yie, Up & Awake with BET Nominee Kwesi Arthur and Things We Do 4 Love with highlife sensation KiDi and 2 time BET Best African Act Sarkodie. It also earned him an opening spot on Ms. Lauryn Hill’s 20th Anniversary Miseducation Tour.

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