Emmanuel Bosompem Amponsah, stage named EBA, is a sensational rapper, singer, and songwriter and sound engineer from Ghana who does Hiphop, Hiplife, Highlife, and Afrobeats. The name EBA is an abbreviation meaning “Entertainment Between Academics”. This name was chosen because he has always been chasing his Academic dreams, never gave up his music career and has never been a failure blending them.
This amazing and talented rapper was born on the 23rd of March 1992 in Ashaiman. He had his basic and junior High school education at Solidarity international School and proceeded to the Pope John Senior High School and Minor Seminary in Koforidua. He had a brief stint of tertiary education at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology(a proud continental as such) and then later moved to the Hebi North University in China to pursue Medicine(his second love, with music being his 1st).
In 2007, his love for music and sound led to the start of his musical career where he joined a group of equally talented 14-15 year olds to form the group MABI boys. At age 15 and with the passion for Rap, he recorded his first mixtape at Top 2 studios in Ashaiman with a sound engineer called Vinny K and the song was titled “Adeasa” which featured R-Gee another talented rapper based in Tema also at a very young age.
In the year 2011, he was part of an Ashaiman based duo called Areya Bois and recorded some songs with popular sound engineer De Genius Selection who has recorded the likes of Edem, Raquel and more mainstream artistes in Ghana and across Africa.
His time in KNUST was coupled with amazing performances in Kumasi and several other performances on the KNUST campus. He performed on stage with lots of artistes in Ghana and even performed together with Teephlow the amazingly talented fante rapper who is with the Last 2 now.
His type of music is influenced by the likes of draws his inspiration from the likes of Sarkodie, Eminem, Obrafour, Mr. Eazi and Yaapono.
Currently, he is based in China and selling Ghana in Asia through culture and music. He Raps in the Local dialect and the passion with which he adds to his music draws all kinds of people to it. He has mounted several stages and performed in Beijing as the curtain raiser for Iyanya. He was under a record label “Noise Boys China” and now in his own record label “HOK MUZIQ”.
He released his professional debut single called “slightly used virgin” which did very well in the Asian scene. He is yet to commercialize his music in Africa his homeland and will be dropping a new single on 22nd June, 2016 titled abortion which he assures fans is a club banger.
EBA is fast spreading his music and widening his fan base and it’s a matter of time before his music spreads across. He is looking forward for some collaboration with popular Ghanaian based acts like, Yaapono, Luther, and the like.
Check him out on facebook Eba Gh.