The Strong Influence Of Rapper Tinny: MTV Deal, Collaboration With Ja Rule, World Music Awards And More..
Music fans couldn’t resist the urge to jump to Tinny’s music, thinking back to the 90s through to the 2000’s. The explanation was simple – Nii Addo-Quaynor was unique at that point, particularly when practically every one of the energetic and rising Ghanaian rappers were doing something similar (ie. doing this in the Asante twi language).
Tinny started in 1994, but came in with a Ga language style in 2003, which got everybody in Ghana dancing to it. ‘Aletse’, as he is prominently known introduced how to mix the Ga language with an imbuement of somewhat two languages to win the hearts of millions of people in the Capital Accra, and even in regions, where they couldn’t understand the language.
Interestingly, Tinny’s fashion sense additionally assumed a significant role in his career as a musician. Greater part of people who liked his tunes, also enjoyed him for that fashionista style. He always looked good both in front of an audience and outside it.
Bardman Tinny has been extremely exceptional since the very beginning with his record label– Kankpe Records. The rapper has featured and upheld huge loads of artists who felt his talent could also kick off their career including Shatta Wale, who is now one of the best acts Ghana has.
The 39 year old Tinny recorded hits melodies that resounded with basically everybody, with ‘Makola Kwakwe’ (market hoodlum) being one of them.
Back in his primes, Tinny featured on the melodies of practically every one of the top artists in Ghana who were similarly big hitmakers; including Richie, Ayigbe Edem, Hammer of The Last Two, Kwabena Kwabena, Paul Epworth, Trigmatic, Jupita, and numerous others.
Despite the fact that Tinny is a Hip Hop, Contemporary R&B, Pop musician, he is for the most part known as a rapper who knows all about what he does. He was and still is the toast of fans, even though he isn’t that vibrant and lively as he seemed to be during his dynamic days.
Perhaps, Tinny, knew his fate. At the early age of eight, he began singing and rapping at gatherings and funfairs, until he became a mainstream artist when he grew up.
The rapper’s noteworthy expressive flow caught the attention of the CEO of OM Studios-Abraham Ohene Djan. Subsequent to paying attention to his album, he consented to produce him.
Tinny blasted onto the Ghanaian music scene in 2003 with his ‘Makola Kwakwe’ tune. His fame grew rapidly when he featured on the remix of ‘Oye Ohene’ (He is the King), produced by OM studios. He featured top artistes like Paa Dogo, Obrafour, K.K. Fosu, Etuoaboba, Bandana, FBS and Okra Tom David.
Bardman Tinny goes on to bless Obrafour’s Execution Diary with his voice on a track called I Believe I Can Fly (Heko Ejorko).
Tinny won several awards following his debut like the New Artiste of the year at both Ghana Music Awards 2004 and Ghana Music Awards UK 2004 and a Youth Excellence award for being the ‘Youth Musician of the year 2003’.
He was also awarded for being the Best Guest Entertainment Musical Artiste by Great Lamptey Mills.
In 2007, Tinny was picked by MTV to have his video for ‘Incomplete’ shot by widely acclaimed director Rachel Watanabe-Batton. This track was taken from his ‘Aletse Ogboo’ Album.
In 2008, Tinny got the opportunity to record a single with American rapper Ja Rule when he was in Ghana to perform during the 2008 Ghana Music Awards.
Since Tinny came into the Ghana music industry, he has kept up with his position as an A-list artiste in the country, and as kept his name on top of the music charts, up until when he chose to ‘unwind’ a liitle bit and perhaps ricochet back.
Tinny has been a part of some campaigns including one major one– Cadbury Fairtrade, which followed the certificate of Cadbury Dairy Milk across the UK and Ireland and builds on the work of the Cadbury Cocoa Partnership, a 10-year initiative launched in 2008.
He has also won several music awards including:
New Artiste of the Year both at the Ghana Music Awards, and Ghana Music Awards (UK Version). He was also recognised as the – Best with his exemplary ‘Dromo’ (Blessing) video at the Channel O Music Video Awards.
He was nominated in several awards categories including Hiplife Artiste of the Year, Hiplife album, and innumerable number of them.
Aside from Ghana Music Awards, Tinny has also won big at the Hip Hop World Music Awards, MOBO Awards, 4syte Music Video Awards and other trustworthy awards schemes.
Glo Ghana Ambassador:
In 2009, Tinny was listed as one of Glo Ghana’s Ambassadors.
BET Hip Hop Awards Ghana Cypher 2010 was created exclusively for BET International. It Features D-Black, Sarkodie, Kwaku-T, Ayigbe Edem, BabyG, Tinny and Reggie Rockstone. Its beat was produced by Green Gafacci from Black Avenue Muzik, and Produced & Directed by Lilian N. Blankson for Princess Productions.
Meanwhile, Tinny has released some new beautiful tunes including: ‘Yaa Gono‘ and the most recent one ‘Kasoba‘. He has released five studio albums since his debut.