Kwesi Arthur – Emmanuel Kwesi Danso Arthur Junior

Emmanuel Kwesi Danso Arthur Junior (born 18 December, 1994), better known as Kwesi Arthur, is one of the best rappers and musician from Tema,Ghana. He was nominated for Best International Act at the 2018 BET Awards. He is currently considered one of the best young artists in Ghana and Africa.


Kwesi Arthur was born in Tema to Ghanaian parents Samuel Danso Arthur and Vivian Ofosu Danso Arthur . Kwesi is the first of 4 kids, he later was followed by a sister and twin brothers, which were later born in Lagos, Nigeria. Kwesi’s parents were originally from Kogi state in the northern part of Nigeria but Kwesi has been heard during interviews feigning being from Tema. He attended Tema Senior High School. He did not further his education because of his love for music and also due to financial constraints.


Kwesi Arthur began to pursue a career in music after listening to Drake’s debut album, Thank Me Later.

In 2015, he released the lead single “Grind Day” from his debut EP, Live from Nkrumah Krom (2017). The record was released under his independent outfit and supported by a social movement called GroundUp Chale. He later released the remix for “Grind Day”, featuring Sarkodie and Medikal.

Kwesi Arthur has collaborated with numerous Ghanaian musician, including Sarkodie, Medikal, KiDi, Jason E LA, Nasty C, R2Bees, B4bonah, M.anifest, EL, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale. He was nominated for Best International Act at the 2018 BET Awards.



  • Live from Nkrumah Krom (2017)
  • Live from Nkrumah Krom Vol II Home Run (2019)


YearTitleProduction creditRef
2017Grind DayKayso
Grind Day Remix feat Medikal and Sarkodie (rapper)
2018AnthemBarking by Ramz
2018WoaraShotto Blinkz
2018Don’t Keep Me Waiting feat KidiNytWulf


Ghana Music Awards

YearRecipient/Nominated workAwardResultRef
2018HimselfHip Hop Song of the YearWon
Hiplife/Hip Hop Artiste of the YearNominated
New Artiste of the YearNominated

BET Awards

YearRecipient/Nominated workAwardResultRef
2018HimselfViewers Choice Best International ActNominated

3 Music Awards

YearRecipient/Nominated workAwardResultRef
2019HimselfHip Hop Song of the YearNominated
Hiplife/Hip Hop Artiste of the YearNominated
Hiplife/Hip Hop Act of the YearNominated
Song of The YearNominated
Music Man of The YearNominated
Breakthrough ActNominated
Digital Act of the YearNominated
Hiplife Song of the yearNominated
Best CollaborationWon


2017Grind DayMickey Johnson
2017Grind Day RemixLex Maccarthy
2018AnthemAkwaada Nyame
2018WoaraYaw Skyface
2018Don’t Keep Me Waiting feat KidiAndy Madjitey
2018Fever feat RayfRocxNoir
2019Nobody feat Mr EaziYaw Skyface

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