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Born in Accra, Ghana. Emmanuel Kwadwo Ayisi Oware, known by his stage name A.I., is a Ghanaian Afro-pop, Hip-Hop and R&B Artist. His love for writing and recording music stemmed from his childhood days of listening to his father’s large collection of records/tapes. A.I. started recording his own songs in Senior Secondary School.

In 2009, he was discovered by Executives of 2Ligit Records. Since signing to 2Ligit Records, he has released his debut Mixtape titled “Mixtape Mayhem” as well as other cover songs and singles. Mixtape Mayhem was released in December 2013 and has over 800,000 plays.

In May 2014, The International Songwriting Competition (ISC), held in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. and widely recognized as the world’s most prestigious and respected songwriting competition, named A.I. as one of its 2013 winners. He won first place in the Hip-Hop/R&B category with his song “Anger Management”. This was a great achievement because for the first time in ISC’s 13-year history, an artiste from Ghana had won first place in a category. Later that year, he was also featured on JaySo’s song “Making Tasha Proud”. His performance on “Making Tasha Proud” confirmed that A.I. presents a unique music style that deserved the ears of music listeners.

In 2015, A.I. released two singles titled “Up Till The Morning” and “Dem Gals”.

In 2016, A.I. and Vision Dj released the hit single “Grind” which is a single off Vision DJ’s Blow Chicken Album. He was also featured on the following songs, “Tsioo Benke Mi” by Kojo-Cue, “Shine” by EL, “Motromodwo” by Trigmatic and “Lemme Know” by Obibini“.

His talent of effectively blending lyrics in English with the Ghanaian local dialects to create catchy melodies is evident in his song “Grind”. He intends to release more songs of this nature thus introducing some difference and uniqueness in the Ghanaian music industry. His Debut EP titled “Headstrong” is set to release soon. Three singles have been released off the ‘Headstrong’ EP which are ‘Paper, Burn Fat and Moving On‘.

  • joined Apr 10, 2017