A Plus was born Kwame Asare Obeng is a Ghanaian Hiplife with a keen interest in political issues in Ghana.
He was born on the 6th of March, 1977 in Saltpond in the Central Region of Ghana.
He first made a name for himself singing about events leading to and after Ghana’s 2000 general elections.
Let’s delve into his biography below.
A Plus Full Name
He was Kwame Asare Obeng but he is popularly known as A Plus.
A Plus Age
He was born on the 6th of March, 1977 in Saltpond in the Central Region of Ghana. He is 44 years old as of the year 2021.
A Plus Hometown
He hails from Saltpond in the Central Region of Ghana
A Plus Parents
He was born to Daniel Kwasi Obeng and Elizabeth Obeng . His father is a proprietor of Gomoaman Preparatory School while his mother is a trader.
A Plus Early Life and Education
He had his basic education at the Gomoaman Preparatory School. He moved onto the Nkwatia Secondary School, then the Swedru Secondary School and finally completed at the Breman Asikuma Secondary School.
As of the year 2020, A Plus is undertaking a course in Public Administration at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
A Plus Career
In the year 1998, he recorded his first demo at Slim Buster studio, and numerous other demos followed this in different studios. In 1999, he became one of the first two artists to be signed by Hush Hush Records.
He released his first album titled Freedom of Speech I in the year 2000 right before the 2000 elections in Ghana.
The hit track, “Mesuro mpo na merekeka yi o” talked about how he was afraid of what he was saying and doing but he was still saying it, in the light of democracy as he criticized politicians.
In another song, he used Dr. Ephraim Amu’s Yen ara asase ni chorus. His style was new and a welcome addition to the hiplife landscape.
After former President of Ghana His Excellency J.A. Kuffour had taken over the mantle of power from J.J. Rawlings in 2001, he released “Freedom of Speech II” which criticized the wrongdoings of the NPP government and implored them to do better lest they get voted out of power in the next election (2004).
The New Patriotic Party won another term in office but it did not prevent A-Pluz from releasing “Agye gon” – analysing the 2004 campaign promises, etc.
For his most recent controversial song (Letter to Parliament) which has supposedly brought him death threats, he intends to present 230 autographed copies of the album to the Speaker of Parliament to enable each member of parliament to have a personal copy. The song borrows Kaakyire Kwame Appiah’s popular 24th tune for the chorus.
A Plus Songs
He has quite a number of hit tunes to his name such as Agye gon, Two paddies, Zilo, Mansa, Asem kese, Igwe, among many others.
A Plus Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
He goes by the handle @kwameaplus on Instagram, @Kwameaplus on Twitter and A Plus on Facebook.