|Born In :||Dzodze|
|Occupation(s) :||Rapper, executive producer, entrepreneur, singer|
|Genres :||HipHop, Raggae, Dance Hall|
|Web Site :||www.iamedemgh.com/|
Ayigbe Edem is a Ghanaian rapper/hiplife artist. He raps in Ewe and is the premier rapper in that language.
Edem was born in Dzodze in the Volta Region of Ghana. He is his parents’ only son. He has one sister, Wendy Sefakor Agbeviadey. The young Edem spent most of his youth in Accra and Aflao. He completed his primary education at the Amazing Love School and continued there in junior high school. As a product of the secondary school system in Ghana, he enrolled in Bishop Herman College for his senior high school education. He lost his mother at age 13. He was left with his dad, a lawyer, and his sister. He lost his dad at age 16. His only immediate family at the moment is his sister. He grew up surrounded by music, ranging from hip hop to dancehall, reggaeand hi life.
By age nine, Edem was usually caught pounding on tables, empty tins and any item that could produce good rhythm. He joined his first music group in junior high. In senior high, he formed a 6-member group called the Ringmasters. They performed at the school as well as at funfairs elsewhere. They usually sang, rapped and danced. After senior high school, he proceeded with his quest to build a commercial career in music. He recorded in the underground with artists including Kokromoti, Nival, Trigmatic, Vyroz, M.O.B and Osibo .
He first featured in Hammer’s compilation called ‘Crusade of the Lost Files’.
His debut album, ‘Volta Regime’, was released in late 2008. The
13-track album with an introduction on the origin of the Ewes and skits
to each cut and has lyrics in Ewe, Twi, Ga, English, etc.
Some of his songs include Nyornuviade, Teva (bougez), Bra Fremi, De afor tome, Give it up, Lorlortor, etc.