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Pappy Kojo

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Pappy Kojo
Birth name Jason Gaisie
Also known as Fante Van Damme, Realer No
Born 13 February 1989 (age 28)
Takoradi, Ghana
Genres Hip hopHiplife,
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active (2013–present)
Associated acts
Jason Gaisie (born on 13 February 1989), popularly known as Pappy Kojo, is a Ghanaian hip hop and hiplife recording artist from Takoradi.[1][2] He is well known for his hit single “Realer No”.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Jason Gaisie was born on 13 February 1989 to parents Kofi Badu and Rosemond Gaisie. He was born and raised in Takoradi, in the Western Region of Ghana. He attended Ridge International School up until 2004, where he left for Italy to be with his mother.[4]

Music career[edit]

Pappy Kojo showed his interest and love for music at an early age. He took part in locally organized rap shows where he would rap to Obrafour, Tic Tac, Reggie Rockstone, Lord Kenya etc. His biggest musical influences however are Obrafour, The Shady Aftermath Camp and Michael Jackson. After leaving Ghana for Italy in 2004, his love for rap music grew even greater. He began covering popular songs and posting them on his YouTube channel.[5]
Around the same time, he began recording his own material with some Italian music producers and Ghanaian based music producers. This created a little buzz for the young rapper. Things really kicked off for him in the latter part of 2014 when he collaborated on a smash hit record with Ghanaian superstar Joey B.
Pappy then followed with his first official single “Realer No”, also featuring Joey B, which has been making waves ever since its release. He went to South Africa with Joey B to perform at the Big Brother finale.[6]
He was nominated thrice at the 2015 Ghana Music Awards and won an award for the Hip-Hop Song of the year. He has also been nominated for the Best Newcomer in Africa for the AFRIMMA Awards.[7]
He has released three singles since then. “Ay3 Late”, “2 Raw” (with Edem) and “Deja Vu” (with Jiggy). Things are looking bright for the young rapper as he has his eyes set on conquering the global music industry.[8]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Ghana Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result Ref
2015 Himself Hip Hop Song of the Year 2015 – Realer No f/ Joey B Won [9][10]
Hip-life/Hip-hop Artiste of the Year 2015 Nominated [11]
Best New Artiste of the Year 2015 Nominated

AFRIMMA Awards[edit]

Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result Ref
2015 Himself Best newcomer Nominated [12]

MTN 4Syte Music Video Awards[edit]

2017 Himeself Best photography won
2015 Himself Best HipHop Video Nominated
2015 Himself Most Popular Video Nominated
2015 Himself Best New Discovery Video Nominated
2015 Himself Best Collaboration Video Nominated


Major singles[edit]

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