American Hip hop act JohnÂ David Johnson, known in showbiz circles asÂ Fabolous, is set to headline a major musical concert in Ghana.
The event, set to be held at the Dome of theÂ Accra International Conference CentreÂ inÂ April, is billed to be entertaining and exciting, the kind not witnessed for a very long time in the industry.
FabolousÂ will share the stage with some of Africaâ€™s best acts from Nigeria and Ghana.Â Already, word aboutÂ Fabolousâ€™Â concert in Ghana is making rounds in gossip circles.
The American rapper has a huge loyal fan base inÂ Ghana.Â An astounding performer by industry standards, he is sure to deliver a thrilling soft-sell debut performance in the West African country.
BornÂ John David JacksonÂ on the 18thÂ of November 1977 inÂ Brooklyn, New York, FabolousÂ begun from very humbleÂ beginningsÂ in theÂ underground hip hopÂ world and subsequently carved a cult following for his style of music.
He had his major breakthrough in 2001 with the hit song â€œCanâ€™t Deny Itâ€ from his debut LPÂ Ghetto Fabolous.Â Ghetto FabolousÂ reached number three on theÂ Billboard 200Â chart and sold over 1.5 million copies by 2003.
It was followed byÂ Street DreamsÂ in 2003,Â Real Talk in 2004,Â From Nothinâ€™ to Somethinâ€™ in 2007,Â Losoâ€™s Way in 2009,Â There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving MusicÂ EP & Losoâ€™s Way 2 in 2010 andÂ Losoâ€™s Way 2:Â Rise toÂ powerÂ released this year with his current hit release, â€œYou Be Killin Emâ€ proving to be a hit on airwaves worldwide.Â His works has extensively featured award winning artistes such asÂ Ne-Yo,Â Trey Songz, P Diddy,Â Jeremih, Jermaine DupriÂ andÂ T-Pain among others.
To date,Â FabolousÂ has released five albums, which have collectively sold millions of copies globally.Â The very creative hip hop act that is,Â FabolousÂ has been nominated for several awards. In September 2009, he was ranked number eight on MTVâ€™sÂ Hottest MC in the GameÂ listÂ and received a Viewerâ€™s Choice award for hisÂ â€œThrow It in the Bagâ€Â duet withÂ The-Dream.Â Last year, he was nominated in theÂ Best Rap Performance by a Duo or a Group category at theÂ 2010Â Grammy AwardsÂ for the songÂ â€œMoney Goes, Honey Staysâ€Â withÂ Jay-ZÂ and also two BET nominations for Best Collaboration and Best Viewerâ€™s Choice forÂ â€œSay Aahâ€Â with Trey SongzÂ .
His My Time track featuring Jeremih is also popular among the hiphop community here in Ghana.
The above laurels are a confirmation of why his coming to Ghana is unique in every sense of the word. The organizers have said the musical experience at the Dome of the Conference Centre would offer a chance to his core fan base here in Ghana to witness live in action, one of the best lyrical MCâ€™s in the hiphop world.
With more acts and details still to be unveiled,Â FabolousÂ in GH is certain to be a big event on the Easter musical calendar.
It is surely going to be a concert of a lifetime.