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UPCLOSE WITH SHANKOMA (@Shankomagh)

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When Hiplife existed in Ghana, it was mainly in twi. But as time went on, other dialects came in; such as Ga, Frafra, Ewe and a whole lot more! But Akuapem rap was not so common those days. Lets throw that spotlite on Shankoma who has been a true Akuapem rapper and still hold on to that special style of rapping… Aside Pope Skinny and Shankoma, I seem not to recognize any good Akuapem rapper in the Ghanaian music industry…

He goes by the name Nana Boafo-Ntifo Alfred also popularly known as SHANKOMA… The talented young rapper was born at Mampong Akuapem; but comes from Akropong Akuapem where he can proudly call his hometown. He started his basic education at Radiantway Preparatory school in Accra. Went through it all and decided to go back home for his secondary education… He was Admitted in Okuapemman School in Akropong Akuapem and he completed successfully. 

Shankoma’s greatest hobbies were sketching and painting, Playing basketball, soccer and table tennis. His love for sports made him participated in them anytime he had the chance and he did play for his school soccer team. Even after school, soccer is something he cant do away with. He still play soccer for fun and at the same time to help him keep fit. His childhood days at the Mampong Nurses Quarters was an interesting one for him since he could engage in most of his hobbies… His Mother worked at the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital as a nurse. Shankoma had much interest in dancing and also listening to music. The 2 always seems to go together. As a teenager, those seem to take away the greater part of his life. 

Unlike most of us, Shankoma had a very good grandmother who taught him good values and principles which someone from a royal home should know. I must say Shankoma is blessed to be part of the royal family… ”In short I will say my early childhood days was full of fun but on a more serious note I was clever with books as well just had to divert from that when I grew up which I regret sometimes.” He says… 


He always loved listening to inspirational music and ones with good lyrics with Nas being his favorite back then. He did say he likes Hip Hop, R&B, UK Funky and HipLife (real HipLife back in those days).
He realized he could do serious music when he completed J.S.S as it was called back then but now known as (Junior High) …
       His cousin Gideon returned from Suhum to Amanokrom (where his dad comes from) after completing S.S.S and had this rap book full of punchlines and was giving wicked but funny rhymes… as he described it. He always listened to him and got so inspired which prompted him to approach him to write a rhyme for him to perform at an event but unfortunately he was turned down ”Politely” Shankoma had no choice but to master Reggie Rockstone’s “Keep your eyes on the road” lyrics which he could not even learn all the verses but the first verse and some parts of the second verse. 
”I returned home disappointed and told my cousin for what he did to me I was going to take music serious and prove a point to him which he just laughed, so I started putting rhymes down basically anything that came in mind whether it rhymed or made sense. I realized I couldn’t present those rhymes to my cousin because he will still laugh at me” he said laughing…

 When he got to S.S 1 at Okuapemman he had the chance to perform the very first week at entertainment night with one song he wrote back then “Ohiani Asem Y3ya” The chorus caught everyone’s attention and the name Shankoma right from there, together with the chorus remained on most students mind. He was doing his own thing now with confidence and style since he realized the students accepted and embraced his talent. 

In S.S 2 he met Pope Skinny and the joined forces to become group, and they had the biggest opportunity to be on Adom FM 106.3 every Saturday night with Dr. Duncan who hosted Kasahari Level those days… (Pope Skinny is the host of that radio show now).The dream of becoming a recognized rapper was getting real and this got him so excited! He could not wait to show off to his cousin back at home. His cousin was surprised the young man who wanted to borrow lines from him some few weeks back is now the people;s choice all across Akuapem. “I told you I will do it and I have now who is the boss” he told his cousin with that teasing tone…

 Shankoma’s music inspiration started with Nas, then his cousin Gideon who was in a group called Hungry Dogs, then Obrafour, Nkasei, Obie Trice, Eminem, KRS One, Method Man & Redman. He confessed every song on “Stillmatic” by Nas was his favorite. ”I tell you what, Nas still inspires me but most of all Obrafour the Executioner inspires me the more” he says…

 Shankoma featured artists like Kwaw Kese, Screw Face, Danso Abiam, Quata and Flexy who he said are featured on his album those days… 
”But one major artist now I worked with back then and got to feature on his album is Sarkodie, he was my man until now I dont know whats up.” he said with a pretty heavy heart…

Shankoma sees himself flying everywhere and even across the shores Ghana with his music, get awards and all the good things a good artist like Shankoma deserves… 

We are supporting Shankoma to take Akuapem rap international and make us proud. He needs your support too… Support good music and support Shankoma!!

His all time favorite back in those days tunes were Wofr3 Ne D3n and School Boy (feat Kwaw Kesse), All two songs were produced by 2Toff (Nature) Download Wofr3 Ne D3n below…


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