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Ko-Jo Cue at the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2023 International Cypher: A Spectacle of Lyrical Artistry and Activism

Kojo's unique ability to merge artistry and activism is a long-standing trait. On his debut album, For My Brothers, he took his audience on a surreal journey, detailing the compelling struggles of young African men. In doing so, he underscored the pivotal role of artists in tackling pertinent social issues and inspiring meaningful change.

Ghanaian rap sensation Ko-Jo Cue’s star continues to ascend within his homeland and on the global stage. His recent appearance in the prestigious 2023 BET Hip-Hop Awards International Cypher was a defining moment in his burgeoning career.


As my president is stealing;
family purse he filling;
with a 100 and 37 villains.


Ko-Jo Cue’s performance was nothing short of a lyrical masterpiece, weaving intricate wordplay and a seamless flow that left the audience spellbound. However, his performance transcended mere musical excellence. He seized the opportunity to shed light on critical issues facing the country, fearlessly addressing topics such as the government’s nepotism coupled with unbridled corruption plaguing the nation and the environmental devastation caused by illegal mining, known as “Galamsey.”


GALAMSEY MUST STOP!

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In a poignant tribute to the legendary W.E.B. Du Bois, whose pan-African influence is etched in history and who spent a significant part of his life in Ghana, Ko-Jo Cue made a powerful statement, a gesture that resonated deeply. It not only honored Du Bois but also celebrated Ghana’s rich history within the broader context of the African diaspora. Fans and critics alike have lauded Ko-Jo Cue for his ability to seamlessly blend thought-provoking content with artistic brilliance.

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Kojo’s unique ability to merge artistry and activism is a long-standing trait. On his debut album, For My Brothers, he took his audience on a surreal journey, detailing the compelling struggles of young African men. In doing so, he underscored the pivotal role of artists in tackling pertinent social issues and inspiring meaningful change.

In a separate musical endeavor, Ko-Jo Cue recently unveiled his first single of 2023, “Free Throw.” The track, with its infectious beats and introspective lyrics, is a celebration of triumph against all odds. Beyond this release, the rapper is gearing up for the launch of a highly anticipated hip-hop EP, adding further excitement to the narrative of his artistic evolution. Ko-Jo Cue’s journey continues to be a compelling fusion of musical artistry and a commitment to societal change, leaving an indelible mark in the world of hip-hop.

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About Ko-Jo Cue Raised in the energetic rhythms of West Africa, Linford Kennedy Amankwaa, known to the world as Ko-Jo Cue, is a Ghanaian hip-hop artist who continues the legacy of the region’s revered griots. As a songwriter and lyricist, he weaves tales of African life through a lens both introspective and socially aware. His fusion of Hip-Hop, Highlife, and Afrobeats, paired with his philosophically tinged narrative style, mirrors the creative forces behind rap titans like Jay Z, Nas, J. Cole, and Obrafour. His collaboration with Ghanaian rapper Shaker on the album “Pen & Paper” in 2017 garnered accolades and caught the eye of Lauryn Hill. This earned him an opening slot on her tour. Similarly, his 2019 debut album, “For My Brothers,” was hailed as a landmark in the Ghanaian rap scene, dominated the Apple Music Charts, and gained a nomination for Album of the Year at the 3 Music Video Awards. Since 2019, he has accrued several awards, including the Adinkra Poetry Prize and an Artlink grant, for which he converted his album “For My Brothers” into a radio show aired across Europe. Follow Ko-Jo Cue on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for more updates on the rapper.

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