Ghanaian rapper AJ Nelson has finally announced his debut album, titled “Africa Rise”.
The Corna Rock record label frontman made the official announcement via social media on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
According to the “Power to the People” rapper, he is doing his best to picture his ‘struggle and lifestyle through music’ because he believes ‘it’s easy to be real than fake.’
He shared a photo wearing a blue suit while making a call in a crowd with the caption:
“As an emcee, I do the best I can to picture my struggle and that of my lifestyle in the form of music, because I realized it’s easy to be real than to be fake!
I’m super delighted to officially announce to you that #AfricaRiseAlbum is ready!”
His announcement didn’t include the album tracklist, production credit and featured artistes.
AJ Nelson announced his presence in the industry in the year 2012 under GH Brothers label with his hit single, “Faith” which features Jay Ghartey.
He has worked with some prominent artistes including Dancehall stars: Jupitar and Epixode, and Ghanaian international Afropop songstress, Wiyaala.
Nelson first began to gain recognition at the start of 2009 when he featured on a welcome song for the 44th president of the United States of America, Barack Obama’s visit to Ghana. The song featured prominently on worldwide Television including the CNN.
After releasing underground singles in 2009 and 2010, AJ Nelson got a major record deal with his former record label, GH Brothers and proceeded to release his debut mainstream hit single, “Same Girl” featuring Quabena Maphia in September 2010. He subsequently released a second single titled “Dream” in 2011 but that didn’t have a lot of commercial success compared to its forerunner. In the last quarter of 2011, he released a third single, titled “Faith” featuring Ghanaian-American music producer, singer, and songwriter based in New York City, Jay Ghartey and that was a major commercial success including its music video’s air play on several Television channels outside Africa like MTV Base.
In 2015 AJ Nelson released “Power to the People” under the label, Corna Rock Entertainment. Power to the people led Aj to be ranked 3rd on iTunes list of top selling Ghanaian Hiphop artists alongside fellow rappers Sarkodie and Obrafuor. In the week of November 23–29, 2015, “Power to the people” was the only Ghanaian song listed in the list of Best New Music of The Week on Wepluggoodmusic.com.
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