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Rashid Joseph popularly known as Nhyiraba Kojo was born on 6th March 1979 in Takoradi into a very humble Muslim family. He attended Colin’s Avenue primary school and had his secondary education at Snaps College. His first nickname “Odonbofobecame his official stage name after school when he started doing rap and battling in every competition in Takoradi. His first debute singles, with songs like Sakuma, Fine-fine lady and other notable songs really got his name Odonbofo officially established as a household name in Takoradi

His love for fashion got him missing in the music scene for some time and he had to rebrand with change of name from Odonbofo to Nhyiraba Kojo which he confirmed was a name suggested to him by beatmaker Appiatus. Kojo because he is a Monday born and the Nhyiraba in twi dialect means Blessing.

He came out officially with his first mega hit in the year 2003 with song Turn Around when he featured the VGMA award winning artiste Dr.Cryme of kill me shy fame, and that really bowed him across Ghana, Europe and many Africa state. He had the chance to be hosted at BBC in London after he was invited to perform at a mega concert at the 02 Arena, Germany, Austria and many European statse, and was the first artiste to be welcomed by the president of Ghana after his return from BBC.

Nhyiraba kojo is now a business tycoon with over 15 businesses in accra and takoradi his home cities including the NKC night clubs and restaurant across the country.

Born: Takoradi

Genre: Hiplife

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