ARTIST: Quamina MP
FULL NAME: Emmanuel Ato Quamina Amonoo
SKILL SET: Singing, rapper, production
YEARS ACTIVE: 2016 till present
ASSOCIATED ACTS: Kwesi Arthur, Kofi Kinaata, Medikal, Kofi Mole and more
Summary: Quamina MP became the voice of every lit gathering when he first gave us Wisae Y3d3. His unique voice and style on every song has become something everyone looks forward to. Quamina MP has been referred to by most Ghanaians as one of the members of the new school music.
Origin Story: Born into a family of 4 (3 brothers and a sister) Emmanuel Ato Quamina grew up in Mankessim. His interest in music was first sparked by his young uncle who used to come home with demo CDs of his own music. That and listening to Kwaw Kese, Obrafuor and more made him feel he could try his hands at rapping. It wasn’t until sometime in 2013/2014 in SHS, St Mary’ Boys Senior High School that his confidence grew in his music. A freestyle in class won him the admiration of his peers and before he knew it he was performing on stage during his School’s Variety Nights.
It was after Senior High School that Quamina MP decided he wanted to pursue music full-time. He tried schooling at the Ghana Telecom University to study a Diploma in IT for 2 years but he dropped out
Career: Quamina MP came to Accra to pursue his music dream which didn’t turn out to be easy. He had to sleep in the studio most nights mostly because he had nowhere else to go.
(2017) He met GroundUp Charle who saw his video on social media and invited him over as a producer. However, after hearing his song, Wiase Y3d3, they helped him record with Kwesi Arthur and helped push the song which will become his breakout hit.
(2018) He dropped his first EP, African Print EP which had Wiase Y3d3 on it.
Art Soul: Quamina MP loves people and likes to make music that makes people happy
Inspiration: Before and during High School, he drew inspiration from Kwaw Kese, Obrafuor, and an Uncle who was a rapper. Now, his music style is heavily influenced by Tory Lanez, Stonebwoy, Ice Prince, Yaa Pono, Shatta Wale
For his personal life, the people around him and his friends have influenced him and shaped him.
Musical Style: Music that makes people happy
Watch Quamina MP Confirm His Status As Ghana’s Newest Favourite Party Anthem Maker Below: