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Kwaw Kese

Emmanuel Kofi Botchwey, known by his stage name Kwaw Kese and popularly called Abodam (craziness), is a Ghanaian hiplife artist. Kwaw Kese is well known for his hit album Abodam 2007, for which he won five awards at the 2008 edition of the Ghana Music Awards.

Kwaw Kese
Birth name Emmanuel Kofi Botchwey
Also known as Abodam
Born Agona Swedru
Occupation(s) Musician, Rapper

Early life and education

He was born in Agona Swedru in the Central Region of Ghana. He is an alumnus of Happy Home Junior Secondary School and Winneba Secondary School. He began composing and performing his songs from the age of 14. After his high school education, he worked as a meter reader for the Electricity Company of Ghana for three years. He did not have much interest for that job so he decided to take his music more seriously. He left for Accra and in 2004, he met Hammer of The Last Two and was signed to the record label.

Record label and solo career

He launched the record label Mad-Time Entertainment in 2005. He released his debut solo album which he titled ‘Na Ya Tal’. His second album Abodam 07 was released under his label.


Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Himself Artist of the Year Won
“Odeim” Hiplife Album of the Year Won
Himself Hiplife Artist of the Year Won
“Odeim” Hiplife Song of the Year Won

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