Emmanuel Nana Appiah Boateng known by his stage name Kontihene is a Ghanaian hiplife musician. 'Aketesea' from his debut album Nyankonton won the Song of the Year Award during the 2003 edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards making him the first new artist at the time to have received this award.[1][2][3]

Early lifeEdit

He grew up in the city of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He had his basic education at the Martyrs of Uganda School and went on to Opoku Ware Secondary School. He learnt to play the piano at a young age and can play the saxophone as well.[4]


Vodafone Ghana Music AwardsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2003 Aketesea Song of the Year Won
Himself New Artist of the Year Won


  1. ^ "Kontihene wins song of the year award". Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ "You can't pay for Kojo Antwi's talent, it'll be disrespectful – Kontihene". www.myjoyonline.com.
  3. ^ Online, Peace FM. "My Songs Are Timeless - Kontihene". peacefmonline.com.
  4. ^ "Biography of Kontihene | Ghana Music | Kontihene of Ghana". www.ghanabase.com. Retrieved 2019-10-30.