Nominations for the 62nd Grammy Awards has been announced and Ghana seems to be getting steady attention through the likes of new comers Shatta Wale and M.anifest who were featured on The Lion King: The Gift Album and African Giant Album respectively.
One budding talent who seems to be raising the Ghanaian flag higher than the above celebrated artists is Yaw Sintim-Misa, son of popular Ghanaian Comedian and Satirist Kwaku Sintim-Misa (KSM).
Born Yaw Sintim-Misa, rapper Blackway teamed up with Black Caviar for the second single from the official soundtrack album Spider-Man™ Into the Spider-Verse. The record-smashing album has also been nominated at the 2020 Grammys.
Blackway and DJ duo, Black Caviar created ‘What’s Up Danger,’ a soundtrack for the movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and are up against tough competition with The Lion King: The Songs, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Rocketman — Taron Egerton and A Star Is Born — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper. All the songs are in a good stand to win the award for the Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media at the Grammy awards.
In September, Blackway and Black Caviar also received a RIAA gold certification for song, “What’s Up Danger”. RIAA is the Recording Industry Association of America which hands out awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold.
Going gold means a lot for the talented Ghanaian-born rapper living in the US who is also aspiring recognition at the Oscars.
In 2017, Yaw Blackway Sintim-Misa signed a deal with Republic Records. Yaw started pursuing music at the age of 15. The praise from his family and friends encouraged him to continue making music, leading to approval from people in the music industry. He writes music based on inspiration and happenings in his life and the people around him.
Republic Records is a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, it is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and developing superstar artists.
Drake, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, Kid Cudi, Jessie J, Damian Marley, Birdman, Ariana Grande and Lil Wayne are some of the artistes signed to the label.