From the country of Ghana in West Africa comes Kenneth Appiah. Kenneth is no stranger to the world of reggae and world music. He learned how to play congas at the tender age of five. Throughout the following years he taught himself to play a myriad of instruments such as drums, bass and guitar and has become a trendsetter in the Reggae/Afropop scene. He was the first to popularize Kpalogo (the rhythm style of Ghana) and bring it into the mainstream market.
Kenneth was raised in Chorkor, an old fishing village in the heart of Accra, the bustling capitol of Ghana. At the age of 4, he recalls hearing the songs of the local fisherman. These "call and response" songs were forever ingrained into his memory and have become a part of his sound today on songs like "Aboloo".
In the churches of Ghana, there is only one style of praise and worship which is traditional "highlife" praise. Kenneth has set out to bring a new style of praise music into the churches. Influenced by Steel Pulse, the late Bob Marley, Youssou N'Door and Lucky Dube, Kenneth has dedicated his life to representing the controversial styles of Reggae and Afropop for Christ.
He got his start by performing in the church he grew up in. After high school, he went on to form a group of backing musicians who would come to be known as The Soul Winners. Kenneth Appiah and The Soul Winners become hugely popular in their home country. They have toured throughout Ghana and Nigeria and have played before crowds of thousands. In Africa they released 3 albums and have won 3 Ghana Gospel Music Awards, one of which was for Best Male Vocal.
The first of his kind in the Ghana, he has been compared to the likes of Youssou N'Door and Lucky Dube. Over dense percussion, melodic guitars and vibrant horns, he sings captivating songs of praise and worship.
Over the next few years though, Kenneth relocated to the states and has started a new group with young professional musicians that are called "The Yzmen." The goal is the same for Kenneth and he's ready for the world for the to hear what he has to offer.