Akyeame is made up of Okyeame Quame (Quame Nsiah Appau) and Okyeame Quophi (Daniel Quophi Amoateng). They are both solo artistes now. Quame was a DJ at Fox FM, 97.9 and Quophi at Luv FM, 99.5 (both in Kumasi) during a hiatus when they concentrated on other careers than music. Okyeame Quophi is now producing other artistes and making music videos through his Emklan entertainment company while Okyeame Quame is helping his brothers - (Bradez) Kunta Kinte and Stone - enter the hiplife game.
Okyeame Quophi is one half of the famous hiplife dynamic duo, Akyeame (with Okyeame Kwame). He is also known as the Track Quilla. His real name is Daniel Quophi Amoateng and was born in Kumasi to Mr. Daniel Quophi Amoateng and the late Mad. Harriet Quayson. He is married to TV star Stacy Amoateng (Music Music fame), and the two have a child while running EMKLAN entertainment.
Kofi Amoateng went to Methodist Dat Secondary School in Kumasi met Kwame Nsiah Appau in 1990 while studying after-hours at the Kumasi Polytechnic. They started rapping at street battles and anywhere they could show their talent. Okyeame Quophi was a writer and had written a story book called 'Rings don’t marry’.
They decided to name themselves Akyeame by taking something from the palace. Akyeame means linguists - as rap linguists - they were going to be a link between the king and his people and interpret ideas to the people through music.
Kofi became Okyeame Quophi, and Kwame became Okyeame Kwame. They looked for producers and met Andrew Opoku Amankwah (Easylink) who was a record executive from London. He helped them record Brebre Obaahemaa in 1997. They were produced by Mark Okraku Mantey. The title track became a hit and Akyeame had arrived.
In 1999, they released Nkonsonkonson which had the hit track called Mesan aba featuring Yoggi Doggi and Nana Quame. They went on to record the Nyansapo, Ntoaso and Apam Foforo albums before splitting in 2004.
During their times together, Okyeame Quophi was a radio presenter for Luv FM in Kumasi, a sister station of Accra's Joy FM. While he was in the US at the turn of the millenium, he studied sound engineering and videography. He eventually left Luv FM to work for a rival station in Kumasi called Fox FM.
They are famous for their hit, Mesan aba, which was the first hiplife song to win a major Ghana music award. They are two of the most respected rappers in Ghana.
They have since come together to say they are not beefing and Okyeame Kofi produced a track on his new album. They have plans of coming out with an album again in late 2008.
Some of their popular songs include Bra yen tina, Adonko, Sankofa, Ene yebeda okyena, Brebre, Sick with love, Obanyansafo, Damirifa due, Di asa, Asa a aba so, All I got, Akuaba (remix with Kojo Antwi), etc.
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