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Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall has seen a significant growth through the years and that has brought talented artistes in the fraternity to the limelight. Banju-I is one of the most talented artistes and this is all you need to know about him.
Jude Delali Bani a.k.a BANJU-I, as known in entertainment business was born on the 16th September 1987 in West Africa, Ghana, Tema. He is the 6th born of a family of 12. He attended Michel Camp Basic for his elementary and junior high school education and then to Mawuli Senior High School in Ho, the Volta regional capital. He later furthered his education at the University of Proffesional Education, Legon in 2007 for a Diploma in Business Studies (Accounting).
Banju-i’s love for Reggae/Dancehall music started at the age of 6 when he will get beaten by his dad for sneaking into his wardrobe to pick up cassettes/records of reggae artists like Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Lucky Dube, Culture, Buju Banton, Shaba Ranks etc Just for his listening pleasures. These artists have been a great inspiration from day one… he said.
During his final year in SHS (2006) he won an award as the Best Reggae/Dancehall artist during an awards night held by the school’s entertainment committee. He won a lot of street battles and was the winner of the Peoples choice Competition among 12 contestants held by YFM; A major radio station in Ghana. This competition was to unearth one reggae/dancehall talent who will open the Mavado Concert at the Accra Sports Stadium in 2011. He got the mandate and opportunity to give that massive crowd a great show. This was the first and only time Jamaican Reggae/Dancehall Superstar Mavado, visited the country.
The Ghanaian musician based in Ashaiman, Banju-i , a father of one, and Boss of the Ghetto Swag Alliance has done music Professionally since 2003 and calls his trend of music “RARDHA” abbreviation for Real Afro Reggae Dancehall. He has dropped hits like Ghetto Swagger, Red Eye, Ye dede , Tulaku, One Step Ahead etc. and has performed on the same stage with artists like Mavado, Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Wizkid and others. He has also featured on songs with artists like Castro, Keche, Stay Jay and Yaa Pono just to mention a few.
In 2015 Banju-I’s hit songs Ghetto Swagger & Tulaku featured in rotation for over a month on East African Voice Radio in the U.K. Since then, he’s been in rotation on several radio stations such as New Style FM (UK) We Talk Radio (USA), Radio Zero (USA), Wind Em Radio (USA), In The Mixx (USA), and 229 The Block (USA) and several others. He’s also been featured on the cover of an international entertainment magazine, London Le Blanc Magazine. In September, he released his first album titled “Ghetto Swag.” He had a huge all-white album release party with a huge concert showcasing many other artistes.
The C.E.O of the Ghetto Swag Alliance and artist of Yang Tuu Entertainment Banju-i , in an interview said, “My mission is to entertain the world, to urge everybody especially the ghetto youth to stand Up tall for that positive goal they believe in and to give people answers to their questions through my music.” Download free and listen to Ashaiman below…