Despite Challenges, GURU NKZ Has Been Most Visible And Relevant Hiplife Artist In 2016 – See Full List Of Major Shows He Has Played
Ever since Guru emerged into the music scene strongly with Obrafour on the Kasiebo smash hit song some years back, the rap artiste who really defines Hiplife music in Ghana has never looked back.
Although he had registered his name with other hit tracks like Democracy and Mmaa kuo, his delivery and authority on the Kasiebo song catapulted him to higher pedestal, especially when the song came across as “diss” song to Okyeame Kwame the Rap Dacta.
Any discussion that seeks to review who is having a hit song in the system has never been done without a mention of Guru`s name in it. As artistes struggle to make hits in the industry to facilitate them enjoy the gigs and the shows that assure an artiste’s survival and relevance, Guru seems to have the secret of making hits.
He has never been missing in action when it comes to providing hit songs. At least songs like; Samba, Me Baa Be Tea Wo, Pooley Swag, Are You Aware and others are still in the system to remind us of his efforts.
He has released quality and expensive music videos that are gaining traction both locally and internationally and it`s not surprising that he has been nominated and will be performing at the 4Syte TV Music Video Awards come 30th December 2016.
In talking about relevance, he is also on record as one of the few artistes who played the most shows in the year 2016 – not only in the Capital towns of the country but he served all his fans scattered around Ghana. See the tall list of shows he’s played (with even others he is yet to perform):
ENYAN DENKYIRA FESTIVAL DENKYIRA
ADONKO SUPER BASH TAKORADI
GYE WANI NITE SUNYANI
BOX A JAM KUMASI
DECEMBA TO REMEMBA ACCRA
BOX YOUR SWAG KUMASI
AKWAABA BASH (K.T.U) KUMASI
Y FM LOUD IN ACCRA ACCRA
GURU LIVE IN CONCERT KETA
GURU AND LILWIN DUNKWAO
GURU LIVE IN CONCERT KONONGO
SALAFEST IN VIENNA CITY KUMASI
SAMBA POOL JAM KUMASI
TIGO GHANA MEETS NAIJA ACCRA
MISS EXQUISITE SUNYANI
SUNYANI NURSING COLLEGE SUNYANI
GURU LIVE IN KOFORIDUA KOFORIDUA
HITZ FM DJS COMPETITION ACCRA
CONNECT FM OPENING (TV3) TAKORADI
MUSIC MUSIC OUTDOOR ACCRA
GURU LIVE IN CONCERTY MAMPONG
4SYTE MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS ACCRA
In a separate interview with Guru, he noted that as an artiste, what he knows is to satisfy his fans no matter where they are because they all contribute to making the brand big. “I don’t know how to say no to my fans when they call me for duty. There are days I play about three shows in a row and I do that because that is my duty.”
The ever sanguine ‘Pooley’ crooner added that “2017 looks extra busy because bookings have already started and we are looking at satisfying all of the regions.” Guru has also spent some time doing donations in the Central region and other regions as part of his social responsibility and intends to do more next year.