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Bisa Kdei
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Background information
Birth name Ronald Kweku Dei Appiah
Also known as Kdei
Born (1986-03-19) March 19, 1986 (age 37)
Origin Accra, Ghana
Genres Highlife
Occupation(s) singer
Years active 2012–present
Labels Black Legendary Music
Associated acts

Ronald Kwaku Dei Appiah better known by his stage name Bisa Kdei is a Ghanaian native solo singer and record producer from Eastern Region.

Music career

Bisa Kdei is the first Ghanaian artiste to break into the limelight with a movie soundtrack.

Musically, Bisa Kdei has had successful collaborations with top musicians in Ghana, Africa and the World at large. Some of these Ghanaian musicians Bisa Kdei has worked with include Sarkodie, D-Black, Efya, Obrafour, Kwaw Kese, M.anifest, Stonebwoy, Medikal, Becca, E.L, R2Bees, Samini, Irene Logan, Kofi Nti, DeeVS, Keche, Lighter, Patoranking, Reekado Banks, Lola Rae, Tach-Noir, JRio and others.

Bisa Kdei self-produced some of these collaborations from his studio; Chingam by Sarkodie, One of Your Own by Efya, Pimpinaa by Obrafour, etc.

Bisa Kdei has cited Nana Ampadu, J.A. Adofo, Dr. Paa Bobo, Daddy Lumba, Nana Acheampong and others as his musical inspirations.

Bisa Kdei has stated that he hopes to transform lives not just in Africa, but the rest of the world and above all, to raise the flag of Ghana and be one of the strong pillars people can think of.

International collaboration

In November 2020, Bisa Kdei's remix of his "Asew" song originally released in 2018 was used as a soundtrack in Netflix's 2020 Christmas movie, "Jingle Jangle" He was recruited and composed a music for the movie alongside Usher Raymond, John Legend, Phillip Lawrence, Davy Nathan and Michael Diskint. In August 2021, he met David E. Talbert and his wife Lyn Sisson Talbert who were the producers of the movie 'Jingle Jangle'.

Personal life

Bisa Kdei identifies himself as a Christian. He believes every religion has its own leader and with that, he loves and respects everyone regardless of religious differences. Bisa Kdei reflected his Christian faith in his Gospel song titled "Give It To Baba". On several media platforms, Bisa Kdei has stated, "I give it all to God because he is the reason I am here now."

It was allegedly reported that Bisa Kdei and Becca were in a secret relationship. The two musicians have denied claims by the media.

Bisa Kdei lost his mother on August 19, 2015, inside Cocoa Clinic. The same day he released the music video for his single, "Mansa".

On March 14, 2018, Bisa Kdei was featured on the cover of WatsUp Magazine.


Bisa Kdei on December 21, 2013, launched his 16 track debut album on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and other international music marketing platforms as well as the local markets. The album, Thanksgiving, debuted at or near number one in Ghana. It was preceded by the single "Odo Carpenter".

On June 16, 2015, Bisa Kdei released the lead single, "Mansa", off his second album Breakthrough. The song paved way for a successful second studio album, which was released on December 18, 2015, under his record label, Black Legendary Music. The album which has 10 songs is available on all music selling platforms.

Bisa Kdei began to work on his next album. He released "Life", a song which features award-winning Nigerian artiste Patoranking, as a single. Two additional songs were released on April 19, 2017, titled "Apae", and "Feeling", the latter featuring Reekado Banks. Bisa Kdei released the album Highlife Konnect in 2018. The album is aimed at connecting him and other African artists, and to exposing the culture to the world.


Year Title Director Ref
2013 Brotherhood Bisa Kdei & Nana NTF
2013 Over Prince Dovlo
2013 Metanfo Prince Dovlo
2013 Baba Prince Dovlo
2014 Odo Carpenter Prince Dovlo
2014 Saa Prince Dovlo
2015 I Love You Prince Dovlo
2015 Atomesu Ft Paa Qwesi As featured artiste Prince Dovlo
2015 Mansa XBillz Ebenezer
2015 Brother Brother Prince Dovlo
2016 Samina Ft Obrafour As featured artiste Yaw Skyface
2016 Kakape Prince Dovlo
2016 JWE Yaw Skyface
2016 Life Ft Patoranking As featured artiste XBillz Ebenezer
2017 Apae Yaw Skyface
2018 Hammer Yaw Skyface
2018 Asew Native
2018 Bibi Nti Prince Dovlo
2018 Fakye Scilla Owusu
2018 Pocket Yaw Skyface
2019 Bra Maxwell Jennings
2019 Meka Yaw SkyFace
2019 Anadwo Yaw SkyFace
2019 Adiza Yaw SkyFace
2019 You Dont Know Me Prince Dovlo


Year Title Director Ref
2016 Shattered Lives

Awards and nominations

Year Award/Nominated work Award Show Results
2013 Ghana Movie Awards Best movie Soundtrack of the year Won
Kumawood Movie Awards Best movie Soundtrack of the year Won
2015 Ghana Music Awards Songwriter of the year Won
4Syte Music Video Awards Best Male Video Won
Ghana Kids Choice Awards Favorite male singer of the year Won
2016 AFRIMMA Video of the year Won
Music Of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO) Best Song of the Year Won
Best Song Writer of the Year Won
Artiste of the Year Won
Best Male Act of the Year Won
Best Collaboration of the Year Won
Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Highlife Song of the year Won
Highlife Artiste of the year Won
Album of the year Won
Vodafone Most popular Song of the year Won
Ghana Music Awards UK Highlife Song of the year Won
Highlife Artiste of the year Won
Ghana Kids Choice Awards Favorite Song of the year Won
Favorite Singer of the year Won
Favorite collaboration of the year Won
2017 Ghana Music Honours Highlife artiste of the year Won
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