B4Bonah is the winner of Live FM’s Artiste of the Month for August.
He polled 9, 316 out of 20, 479 votes after a week of voting on livefmghana.com, beating competition from King Promise, Stonebwoy, Feli Nuna, Shatta Wale, Darko Vibes, Magnom, Kidi and Ebony.
Ebony – 51 Votes
Magnom – 74 Votes
Feli Nuna – 143 Votes
King Promise – 418 Votes
Darko Vibes – 491 Votes
Kidi – 730 Votes
Stonebwoy – 1651 Votes
Shatta Wale – 7606 Votes
B4Bonah – 9316 Votes
The ‘Dear God‘ act will be interviewed on Live FM’s morning show Live Breakfast Club on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 7:30am by Jay Foley and Jeremie.
He will be given a plaque, and also a promotional package on the Adabraka-based station.
B4Bonah was born Fredrick Amoako Bonah. His interest in music started in basic school at Creator Junior High School, analysing lyrics of songs he danced to as a career.
He started writing based off his love for quality lyrical content of songs. He is inspired by the likes of Bob Marley, WizKid and Wretch 32.
His song writing ability is sometimes inspired listening to beats in the studio, and by his life experiences – losing his parents and brother in a space of two years – the situation lead to hard times until his professional music career.
A versatile artiste, he fits in all genres of music. When he is not doing anything related to music, he checks up on fashion trends.
His favourite sayings are “giving up ain’t sexy” and “You can’t bury the sun.”
His dream goal is to perform with Nigerian Afrobeats artiste WizKid. Bonah still holds on to his childhood dream of being a lawyer.
Live FM Artiste of the Month is another instalment of the hugely popular GH Wednesday Live on air delight a year after its inception by Ghana’s favourite youth brand.
The artistes up for contention are selected based on a number of factors including their influence on the Ghanaian music scene with their distinct sound, on-air and online buzz about a single, album or mixtape, and also international impact, performing at festivals or gaining nominations at international award schemes during the time under review (four weeks prior to the selection).
The winner will have his or her works promoted extensively and a headline performance at a show powered by the Adabraka-based station.
Antoine Mensah, Programmes Manager of LIVE FM sheds more light on ‘Live Artiste of The Month.’
“Live Artiste of the Month is an extension of GH Wednesday Live, our initiative to support the craft of Ghanaian artistes. We want to celebrate them for their trend-setting, creative and innovative abilities. The initiative would also help give upcoming artistes the needed commercial buzz, and also a breadth of fresh air for the music industry.”
LIVE FM and its presenters are credited with providing a platform for upcoming artistes, and also supporting the craft of established acts. The station’s programming and events is testament to its dedication to the growth of the Ghanaian music industry.
The Live FM 0n-Air team includes Jay Foley, Jeremie, Antoine Mensah, Sammy Forson, Berla Mundi, Vanessa Gyan, DJ Lord, Regina Krave, Jason, Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD), Sheldon, DJ Bass, DJ Isaac Cool, DJ Mingle, AJ Sarpong, Bianca Buckman, Emeline Nsingi Nkosi, Terry Mingle, and Masta Jay.
A successful story that started in May 2015, LIVE FM has grown to become Ghana’s best testament of what youthful exuberance when restricted in creativity can do, and the nation’s most exciting youth brand with a large following.
Foley and Gyan led the station’s extensive coverage of the 2016 Black Entertainment Television(BET) Awards as the only Ghanaian Media Partner after a deal with organizers, Viacom International Media Networks.
In the same year, a deal was reached with TRACE, leading Lifestyle and entertainment media organization. The two bodies agreed to tap into their existing strengths to provide compelling content that sits at the heart of Africa’s ever growing media and entertainment landscape.
LIVE FM is owned by Africa’s fastest growing media group EIB Network, which also owns GH One TV, Agoo TV, FIESTA TV, Starr FM, Kasapa FM, Ultimate FM, Empire FM, Abusua FM, Agoo FM, and the Daily Heritage Newspaper.