Brong Ahafo “nkoranza” Nana Yaw Adjei yeboah Maradona popularly known in showbiz as GURU,started his education at Rev.john teye memorial school,and continued to Apam Secondary then to NIIT and IPMC to pursue architect in computer networking,he later furthered his education to Zenith College to study marketing.he started his music career at a tender age, he developed much interest in the music career when he started performing on big stages like Miss SSS shows during his time in school which gave him some exposure.
As his music career continued to progress,he surfaced on Dr. Duncan’s program “kasahari” on Adom fm and also on “rap attack” hosted by Upper jnr. on hot fm.
Guru is the first WAPPI talent discovery 2008 artiste program held at British Council for underground music artiste.He recorded his first mixtape video with sarkodie and was produce by NT 1,in late 2009. Guru’s major feature was on Ghana’s rap executioner obrafour’s song “kasiebo” which brought him to the limelight.
Guru has also been named as the best featured artiste by 4Syte TV.Guru is second to Samini of the musicians who have won a GMA without ever releasing an album.Guru came out with his first studio album titled “Platform” which had 6 nominations.The album featured great musicians such Sarkodie,Kwabena Kwabena and others.
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“kawadwene”. In 2012, Guru released a single “lapaz toyota” which blew the minds of his fans in ghana and worldwide.The song had an extended airplay which is still been played nationwide on every radio station and was awarded by City People Entertainment Awards for the best male act. Lapaz Toyota was played during the Big Brother Africa finals.
It was also a song that was also used by politicians for their campaigns. The same year,Ghana witnessed another hit from Guru which was “Karaoke”.This was another successful song by Guru in the Ghanaian music industry which took ghanaian music to the next level.
In 2013, Guru came out with six(6) singles titled AMEN,AZONTO BOYS FT LIL WAYN(Kojo Nkansah),ABENA,NKAWDA NKWADA and others released Alkayida (Boys Abre) which is a major saying till today, Alkayida popularly known as “Boys Abre” has won the hearts of many because it served as an inspirational song for young men in Ghana and it has also become a political term as it was used by some politicians after the reading of the 2014 budget.
Guru is not just an artist but his peculiar lyrics and rhyme schemes has made him a success story in the Ghanaian music industry, a role model to his fans and his name will forever be remembered in the history of rap music.
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