Kuami Eugene Biography:
Kuami Eugene aka RockStar is a Ghanaian singer-songwriter who specializes in high-life and afrobeat music. He rose to prominence in Ghana as one of the country’s most talented musicians.
Eugene won the Ghana Music Award Categories as well as the Ghana Music Awards UK’s New Artist award in 2018. He was also named Africa’s Most Promising Artiste by AFRIMA.
In 2019, he received seven nominations for the Ghana Music Awards, winning Album of the Year, Producer of the Year, and Highlife Artiste of the Year. At the 2020 Ghana Music Awards, he was named Artist of the Year and High-life Artist of the Year.
At the 20th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, legendary high-life artist Amakye Dede crowned Kuami Eugene as his successor in high-life music.
Kuami Eugene won Artiste of the Year at the 21st Vodafone Music Awards, held at the Accra International Conference Centre, beating out competition from Sarkodie, Medikal, Kofi Kinaata, and Diana Hamilton.
|Real Name:||Kwame Eugene Marfo|
|Date of Birth||February 1, 1997|
|Place of Birth:||Akim Oda, Ghana|
|Occupation:||Singer and Songwriter|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
Early Life, Childhood and Education
Kwame Eugene Marfo was born on February 1st, 1997 in Akim Oda, Ghana to Alex and Juliana Marfo. His musical interest led him to sing in church from a young age, where he also learned to play the drum, keyboard, and guitar.
Kuami Eugene dropped out of school due to his love of music and spent more than two months studying music in an Eastern Region studio without informing the school administration or his mother.
Eugene was kicked out of school after it was discovered that he had skipped class. He attended the Salvation Army Senior High School in Akim-Wenchi. The young artiste, who grew up in the Accra suburb of Fadama, continued his education at Ghana Telecom University.
Kwami Eugene finished third overall on Ghana’s MTN Hitmaker season 5 in 2016.
He was soon signed to Lynx Entertainment and has since released several singles. “Angela” received one million views on YouTube in 2017, the most for any label artist, and was named one of Ghana’s top ten songs.
He appears on the track “Adwenfi” by DJ Vyrusky and Shatta Wale. In 2018, he released “Confusion,” a song that continued the storyline in “Angela.”
In June 2018, Kwami Eugene also released the single “Wish Me Well.” The Rockstar issued a statement in response to the negative reactions he received on social media. Some of them, however, claimed he was stealing lyrics from another artist, Ice Prince.
He performed at Sarkodie’s Rapperholic Concert in Ghana on December 25, 2017.
Kuami Eugene has since gone on to perform at the Oh My Festival in Amsterdam, the Playstation Theatre in New York, and Afronation in Ghana, to name a few.
Songs by Kwame Eugene
Kuami Eugene has a long list of songs to his credit, as well as a slew of collaborations with musicians from all over the world. He has become everyone’s favorite when it comes to entertaining the audience.
Some of his hit songs include:
“Ɛbɛyɛyie”, “Fadama Boy”, “Hiribaba” (featuring MzVee), “Boom Bang Bang“, “Angela” in 2018, “Confusion”, “Wish Me Well”, “Meji Meji” (featuring Davido), “Walaahi” in 2019, “No More” (featuring Sarkodie).
Awards and Nominations
Kuami has received numerous awards and nominations both locally and internationally.
- Artiste of the Year 2020 at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
- Highlife Artiste of the Year 2020 at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
- Won three Music Awards in the category of Highlife Artiste of the Year 2020.
- AFRIMA Award for Most Promising African Artist 2018.
- Ghana Music Awards UK for Best New Artist of the Year 2018, among other honors.
Kuami Eugene is currently dating Priscilla Quarshie who is a social media/brand influencer and they have a child together. Eugene announced the birth of his daughter on Instagram on 19 Aug 2020.