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Osagyefo (Ghana)
Osagyefo is a Ghanaian top dj and singer. In his lyrics he criticizes politics and social injustice with a Bantonstyle voice. Black Star Foundation invited him to come to Holland 3 times, for shows and to release his debut album Blaze Fire.
 
Biography
Osagyefo, a.k.a. Ragga, lives in a small fishermans village (Kokrobite) West of Ghanaians capital city Accra. He performs a lot and plays with different bands because reggae music is his everything.

He left his parents after finishing high school at the age 19 to the city of Accra (Ghana's capital city). He started his career with the name Ragga, which he got from his friends. In 1995 he formed the band Militant Youth with a DJ named Jah Youth, who is now in France. The band has been one of the toppest band during rasta festivities in Ghana. Osagyefo worked with some top bands like The Sons of Zion, The Zion Children and currently with the All Star Crew.

Africa Unite in Ghana:
The second annual celebration of the life and spirit of Bob Marley, 'Africa Unite', took place in Ghana, West Africa in February 2006. Osagyefo was one of the few Ghanaian artists that could perform with the Marley Family on both shows (Kumasi and Accra). Culture, five Marley brothers, Ziggy, Kimani, Damian, Julian and Steve, Chakademus and Pliers, The I-Threes, Steel Pulse, The Tamlins, Dean Frazer and Bongo Herman, along with the C Sharp backing band, were the Jamaicans who performed there. Among the Ghanaians who performed were Mz. Bell, Batman VIP and the Megastar Band.

Holland 2006:
In 2006 Osagyefo was in Holland for the first time, to do shows, studio recordings and rehearsals with musicians and bands from here. The whole trip was very successful!

Osagyefo did 10 shows in different venues and festivals in Holland. He played and performed with bands like Smiley, Orange Grove and Brother Marcus & The Irie Connection and he played with different Soundsystems like Black Star Sound, Covenant Sound System and King Shiloh Sound System.

During his stay in the Netherlands, he met a lot of different musicians, like Bambu Station & Ras Iba (Virgin Islands). Osagyefo performed 5 times with them and he ended up in the recording studio with producer and multi-instrumentalist Tuff Lion (guitar player for Bambu Station). Together they made 6 songs in only 1 day.

In total, Osagyefo recorded more than 14 reggae and dancehall songs in 6 studio days. Black Star Foundation's producer and sound engineer Asher E finalised all the studio recording we made with Osagyefo in Holland into the album 'Blaze Fire'.

Holland 2007:
After the successfull debut tour in 2006, Osagyefo was invited again by Black Star Foundation.

Live on Dutch national radio:
In the early morning of July 28 2007, Osagyefo, Lady K-Wida and Poor Man Friend performed live and direct on Dutch national radio at Radio 3FM! Check out Hotter Fire Blaze and One Man Woman.

Release Party:
On Wednesday August 8 2007 the debut album of Osagyefo was officially released in Bitterzoet, Amsterdam. Osagyefo performed life on stage with the Dutch backingband Poor Man Friend.

November 2007 Black Star Foundation invited Osagyefo again to do a pre-show for Alpha Blondy (November 17 2007 in Melkweg, Amsterdam)!

My Space Osagyefo

Photo gallery: 12 photos

Video: 1

Music: 
Black Star special
Blaze Fire
Ghanese radio commercial
Hotter Fire Blaze (live @ 3FM)
One Man Woman feat. Lady K-Wida (live @ 3FM)

 
Past events
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  • Alpha Blondy inna Amsterdam 2007!  
    Melkweg (Amsterdam)  
    November 17, 2007
     
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  • African Reggae Festival @ P3!  
    P3 (Purmerend)  
    November 16, 2007
     
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  • Black Star Wednesday (Nov. 2007)  
    Bitterzoet (Amsterdam)  
    November 14, 2007
     
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  • Opening Popweek of The Hague  
    Paard van Troje (Den Haag)  
    September 6, 2007
     
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  • Rastaplas 2007  
    Noord Aa (Zoetermeer)  
    September 2, 2007
     
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  • Osagyefo at Radio West-Friesland  
    Radio West-Friesland  
    September 1, 2007
     
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  • Osagyefo at Radio Zuid-Oost  
    Radio RAZO (Amsterdam Zuid-Oost)  
    September 1, 2007
     
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  • Osagyefo & Poor Man Friend at FunX  
    FunX Radio  
    August 31, 2007
     
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  • Black Star goes North (of Holland)!  
    Lichtboei (Harlingen)  
    August 31, 2007
     
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  • Reggae at Revert Summersession  
    Dreef (Haarlem)  
    August 26, 2007
     
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  • Osagyefo at Ghana Radio in Amsterdam Bijlmer  
    Radio RAZO (Amsterdam Zuid-Oost)  
    August 26, 2007
     
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  • Osagyefo inna Robbie Roots Reggae Radioshow  
    Radio Stanvaste (Rotterdam)  
    August 21, 2007
     
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  • Release Party Osagyefo (Ghana)  
    Bitterzoet (Amsterdam)  
    August 8, 2007
     
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  • Osagyefo on Radio Haarlem  
    Radio Haarlem 105  
    August 6, 2007
     
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  • Osagyefo (Ghana) on African Festival Delft  
    DHC-stadion (Delft)  
    August 4, 2007
     
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  • Black Star & Osagyefo on FunX Radio  
    FunX Radio  
    August 2, 2007
     
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  • Osagyefo & Poor Man Friend live on 3FM!  
    Radio 3 FM, Friday Freaknight  
    July 28, 2007
     
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  • Osagyefo & Poor Man Friend live on Radio West  
    Radio West, Stork on Air  
    July 27, 2007
     
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  • Osagyefo on Bass Culture Radio  
    Salto Radio (Groove FM)  
    July 25, 2007
     
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  • Reggae and Dancehall Explosion  
    Roxy Cinema (Accra)  
    December 23, 2006
     
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  • Osagyefo op The Box!  
       
    October 15, 2006
     
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  • Osagyefo on The Box!  
       
    October 12, 2006
     
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  • Osagyefo at The Glue Factory  
    LVC (Leiden)  
    September 2, 2006
     
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  • Rastaplas 2006  
    Noord Aa (Zoetermeer)  
    August 27, 2006
     
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  • Osagyefo goes Paradiso!  
    Paradiso (Amsterdam)  
    August 26, 2006
     
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  • Conquering Lion Festival  
    NDSM-werf (Amsterdam)  
    August 19, 2006
     
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  • All is One  
    Paradiso (Amsterdam)  
    August 19, 2006
     
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  • Roots Reggae Night in Dordrecht  
    Popcentrale (Dordrecht)  
    August 18, 2006
     
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  • Reggae Revelation Night  
    Boogje 1 (Rotterdam)  
    August 17, 2006
     
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  • Virgin Island Reggae Fest  
    Paard van Troje (Den Haag)  
    August 16, 2006
     
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  • Bass Culture (August 2006)  
    Bitterzoet (Amsterdam)  
    August 15, 2006
     
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  • Official Reggae Sundance Pre-Party  
    Cafe de Bakkerij (Eindhoven)  
    August 11, 2006
     
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  • Reggae on the Beach 2006  
    Blijburg (Amsterdam)  
    August 5, 2006