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Biography of Ahkan

Biography of Ahkan
Ahkan

Clement Foh Baah, born (February 1988) is a Ghanaian musician and songwriter known as Ahkan and Osrane. He is a member of the music group Ruff n Smooth with Ricky Nana Agyemang (aka Bullet), manager of Dancehall act Ebony Reigns.

Early life

Ahkan is the third of six children. He was born and raised in Accra to his mother Felicia Nyantaktiwaah. Ahkan started singing as a teenager while studying at Asamankese Methodist. His high school certificate was gained from O’Reilly Senior High School in Accra. Ahkan continued at Takoradi Technical University and studied Commercial Arts. There he began writing songs for other artists.

Music career

Osrane was discovered in 2001 with singles including Ohi Niwa and Suro Nipa. In early 2005, he had a breakthrough song dubbed ‘Eye Asem’ (Your Wife & Your Mother, song produced by Morris Babyface.) Osrane then met Bullet to form a group. That was the beginning of Ruff N Smooth where Etuoaboba took the name Bullet (Ruff) and Osrane took Ahkan (Smooth). They released their first single, Medi Wo Dwa which was remixed by Ebony Reigns as Hustle. Following “Medi Wo Dwa”, they also released “Monalisa”. Their third single “Swagger” became their first international hit.

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Solo projects

June 2017, Ahkan announced release of Barawo (Thief). Another single “Amina” talks about the barriers in inter-marriage in the world, especially Africa.

Collaborations

Ahkan has worked with artists including Bay C of T.O.K, the African dancehall artist Shatta Wale, Asumadu and Wizboy. He was featured on a release by Duke, former member of D2.

In July 2020 he featured Ablekuma Nana Lace, AY Poyoo and Shatta Bundle on the song Blessing.The song was mixed by Tom Beatz, produced by Citrus Beatz and hosted by DJ Xpliph

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