Ghanaian Musician Kwame Yeboah Becomes a Member of Grammy Recording Academy
Ghanaian musician Kwame Yeboah recently made an exciting announcement on social media, stating that he has joined the Recording Academy. On Monday, July 3, 2023, he shared the news with his 45,000 Facebook fans, expressing his honor and gratitude for becoming a member of this year’s @recordingacademy.
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Yeboah emphasized that he will be joining a remarkable team of professional musicians, artists, and creators who are dedicated to serving and celebrating music in all its creative forms. He thanked his fans for their support and expressed his eagerness to contribute to this new opportunity.
Kwame Yeboah’s latest song, “Bolgatanga Bicycle,” features Stevo Atambire. As the leader of the Ohia Be Ye Ya (OBY) band, Kwame Yeboah is a highly skilled multi-instrumentalist and a legend in the Highlife genre.
Throughout his career, he has collaborated with renowned music giants such as Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens), Craig David, Shaggy, Kojo Antwi, and many others.
The Recording Academy offers three types of membership:
- Voting Membership: This category is for performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, instrumentalists, and other creators currently working in the recording industry. Voting Members play a crucial role in determining the GRAMMY® winners each year.
- Professional Membership: Professionals in the music business whose full-time, primary business activities directly support music creators can join under this membership. This includes music executives (e.g., label owners and distributors, publishers, promoters, performing rights organizations), creator representatives (e.g., agents, managers, lawyers, publicists), industry writers (e.g., authors, journalists), and music educators (e.g., college/university educators, music/trade school educators).
- GRAMMY U: This membership is designed for students who are currently enrolled full-time in a college, university, or trade school and have a desire to work in the recording industry upon graduation.
With his membership in the Recording Academy, Kwame Yeboah joins a prestigious community of industry professionals and will have the opportunity to actively participate in shaping the music landscape and recognizing talent through the GRAMMY Awards.