Biography

Kwesi Arthur (born 18 December 1994) is the stage name of Emmanuel Kwesi Danso Arthur Junior, a Ghanaian rapper, songwriter and musician from Tema, Ghana. He attended Tema Senior High School, but because of financial limitations, he could not continue his tertiary studies.

His spotlight appeared when he delivered the single “Grind Day,” which got boundless praise and a co-sign from rap heavyweights Sarkodie and Medikal.

The young musician’s smash hit tune “Grind day” catapulted him to popularity.

Ghanaian rapper

Kwesi Arthur
Kwesi Arthur: History • Bio • Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Emmanuel Kwesi Danso Arthur Junior
Stage Name: Kwesi Arthur
Born: 18 December 1994 (age 27 years old)
Place of Birth: Tema, Ghana
Nationality: Ghanaian
Height: 1.80 m
Parents: Vivian Danso, Samuel Danso Arthur
Siblings: DayOnTheTrack
Wife • Spouse: Not Married
Girlfriend • Partner: Efia Odo (ex.)
Children: N/A
Occupation: Rapper • Songwriter
Net Worth: US$3 million

Early Life & Education 

Kwesi Arthur was born on December 18th, 1994. The rapper’s parents, Vivian Danso (mother) and Samuel Danso Arthur (father), raised him in Tema, Ghana, where he was born. 

Emmanuel Kwesi Danso Arthur Junior was the name given to him. Alongside his four siblings, he grew up. He has a sister and twin brothers and is the oldest child. He has a musician brother named DayOnTheTrack.

The parents of the musician are from Nigeria. Interesting discussions over his genuine ancestry have been created on social media. Kwesi Arthur declares himself to be a native of Tema, nevertheless. 

He moved from Sakumono Estate to Naylor SDA to Temasco while continuing to live at Good Shepherd. Kwesi Arthur went to Ghana Senior High School to study (SHS). Unfortunately, he could not pay his university tuition and, therefore, could not attend the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) as he intended to do. 

Kwesi Arthur was on the verge of becoming a security guard after realizing he couldn’t continue his academic career since someone had offered to bring him in touch with a security firm so he could work and earn money to put food on the table. 

While Kwesi Arthur‘s dream of becoming a journalist was dashed due to his inability to pay his tuition, the situation did give rise to his musical career. 

Career 

Kwesi Arthur began his career due to the inspiration he received from Drake, a Canadian rapper. The rapper was moved by Thank Me Later‘s artistic vision, and from that point on, he was prepared to devote more of his time to honing the craft he was pursuing. It didn’t take long for him to discover the industry’s secrets and succeed. 

The rapper dropped his number-one track, “Grind Day,” from his EP Live From Nkrumah Krom (2017).  The song was released under his independent label and gained enormous support from the Ground Up Chale social action organization. Being supported by Ground Up Chale as a newcomer was immensely gratifying because they were already well-established in Ghana. 

After releasing his hit song, he later produced a remix with Sarkodie and Medikal. Numerous musicians from Ghana, including Sarkodie, Medikal, KiDi, Jason El-A, R2Bees, B4bonah, M.anifest, EL, and Stonebwoy, as well as Nasty C, a rising star from South Africa, have collaborated with him. 

This became a technique for the rapper to be dominant and get his music in the Southern regions of Africa because the latter is one of the top Trap High Hop musicians in South Africa. 

The lead single from the Grammy-winning rapper’s upcoming album, Turn On The Lights, which was nominated for a BET award, was given to his fans. He has been featured in Sore Remix by Yaw Tog alongside Stormzy.

Awards & Nominations 

  • Nomination for the 2018 BET Viewer’s Choice Best International Act
  • Ghana Music Awards 2018
  • Hip-hop song of the year
  • Hip-life/Hip-hop artiste of the year
  • New Artiste of the year
  • 3music Awards 2019 nominations
  • Hip-hop song of the year
  • Hip-life/hip-hop artiste of the year
  • Song of the year
  • Music Man of the year
  • Breakthrough act
  • Digital act of the year
  • Hip-life song of the year
  • Winner of the Best Collaboration of the year award.

Personal Life

Kwesi Arthur enjoys sharing with his followers his daily fitness routine in addition to being a talented singer and a respectable soccer player with extraordinary skills. 

Fun Fact: He used to play soccer for Tema and was well-known for it. Many would argue that he was destined to play professionally. 

Moving on to romantic matters, the rapper Kwesi Arthur once dated the popular actress Efia Odo. The couple split up in 2018 due to differences in their situations. 

Finally speaking about her connection with Kwesi Arthur, Efia Odo broke the silence. Describe her relationship experience with the artist in her own words. He is not married and has no child.

Net Worth

Kwesi Arthur has inspired several brands, thanks to his social media followers of over a million. Kwesi Arthur, however, inked a tantalizing contract with Fanmilk Ghana Limited to serve as the Brand’s Ambassador. 

He is expected to receive thousands of Ghanaian cedis per month from this contract. The rapper and musician have a three-bedroom condo, a 2020 Camry, and a Range Rover. From this report, Kwesi Arthur is estimated to be US$3 million wealthier in net worth.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @kwesiarthur_
  • Twitter: @KWESIARTHUR_
  • YouTube: Kwesi Arthur
  • TikTok: @Kwesi_Arthur




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