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King Ayisoba

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King Ayisoba was born in 1974 in Bongo Soe, Bongo area, Upper East Region, Ghana, near Bolgatanga. He grew up in a small village and as a boy he always had his kologo with him whenever he took the family sheep and cattle out to graze. He played at markets, local bars and funerals until he was old enough to leave the region and try his songs on the people in big cities like Kumasi and Accra.

A useful musical collaboration started between him and the late Terry Bonchaka, a hip life artist from Accra. Bonchaka’s early death was a big setback to King Ayisoba but linking up with recording engineer and music producer Panji Anoff turned his fortunes around. The work of the two resulted in a first cassette and cd in 2006 called “Modern Ghanaians”. It contains songs with the flavor and spice of the modern hip life mixed with Ayisoba’s traditional style. The single “I want to see you my father” became a huge hit and in 2007 King Ayisoba was crowned the king in the Ghana Music Awards Festival held at the national theatre as part of Ghana’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
In 2008 “Africa”, King Ayisoba’s second album was released on Pidgen Music. Again a mix of electronic beat driven tracks and traditional style songs like the hit “The Whole World”. In 2005 King Ayisoba was invited for a project in Chicago, USA and since 2009 King Ayisoba has been a regular seen artist in Europe. He was invited by the Sababas project from Denmark and played on the Womex festival caravan.

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