American rapper, Birdman will tour Ghana next year.
In an Instagram post Monday, he thanked Ghana and other African countries for “showing love” and revealed that he will be in the West African country in February 2018.
“Shout to Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Gambia and Ghana for showing love. I’ll be touring over there February 2018” reads his post.
Bryan Christopher Williams (born February 15, 1969), known by his stage name Birdman (formerly known as Baby), is an American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur.
He is the co-founder and public face of Cash Money Records which he founded with his older brother Ronald “Slim” Williams in 1991 and expanded the brand. He is also one half of the hip hop duo the Big Tymers with producer Mannie Fresh.
Along with his releases with Big Tymers and for his solo career, Birdman has released a collaboration album and numerous tracks with rapper Lil Wayne whom he took under his wing at an early age. Birdman has also made his name by contributing to the making of YMCMB (Young Money Cash Money Billionaires), a combination of the former’s “Cash Money” and Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment imprint under the label.
His mother “Ms. Gladys”, died when he was two years old. His father, a Vietnam veteran, also died when he was 27, in a car accident in 1996. Birdman stated that he was in a boys home and was later homeless.
He spent his formative years growing up in the notorious crime-ridden Magnolia Projects in the 3rd Ward Orleans.[ While living in the Ford Heights, he began committing robberies and selling heroin. He was later arrested at the age 16 and again 18 for drug possession and was sentenced to 3 years in Elayn Hunt Correctional Center. He served 22 months before he was acquitted of all charges.