Fancy Gadam is a afro beatz, reggae/dancehall and hiplife Artiste who was born in Hausa Zongo Tamale, Ghana on 16th August 1988.
His real name is Mujahid Ahmed Bello. He hails from the Northern Part of Ghana.
Fancy Gadam completed Police Barracks high school in 2004. In his early days he was exposed to different genres of Music like HipHop, Dancehall & Reggae he use to copy most of the songs and sing them word to word. At the age of 12 he started performing at School Events And Public Occasions .His ability to create his own music started at that time when they were assigning topics to write, act and sing about.
After school his Interest in becoming an artist was boosted, and he started visiting different studios and developing skills of beat production.
He was influenced by Kaya, B.F.G’s, Banky W , Wizkid And Davido. all though he did recorded some rap songs,Hiplife and Dancehall was more appealing to him which at that point he started seeking a good management team.
Fancy Gadam first management team was 5M/ Fad Entertainment in 2010, That Brought out his first Official Album “LAH’ZIBSI” (Wonders) That had Many Talking About in The North.
The song “KALIPO” was Fancy Gadam biggest breakthrough among other massive hits such as: Alkawle Ft. Iwan And Bamba, Ojema Ft Bamaba, Nyaqsim , Lahazibsi all produced by Stone brain Records Based In The North.
He lunched his debute album “KALIPO” under 5M / Fad Entertainment on 18th December 2010 at the Picorna gardens Tamale which was a sold out concert.
The album featured top artistes like D Flex, Jamal Bamba, Stone Brain, Straw Da Rap and more, the album was accompanied by 8 music video’s and was creating a buzz and got lots of airplay.
Fancy Gadam preformed on all large stages in Tamale Ghana and participated on many big events such as Wizkid In Tamale, Davido and friends and lots More.
Fancy Gadam shared stage with many International artists such as Wizkid, Sarkodie, Davido, to name a few.
The Second Album “Ashili” was released on 4th January 2012 at Picorna gardens in tamale, this album featured 3 upcoming artiste under Five Minutes Entertainment. The songs “Dawgu” and “Alkaida” become huge hits all over the country.
Fancy Gadam Also brought Out massive hits Singles which became National Anthem on the streets of Tamale and the whole of the North, tittled Star Boi.
Fancy Gadam later bounced back with ‘Takahi” a song that touched every music soul out there. This song was been reviewed in most of the entertaiment programs as the best song ever composed and produced in the north.
On 20th May 2016, his “Nawuni yiko” (God’s grace) album shot his brand to limelight when he had about 12,000 music fans patronising his show (album launch) at the tamale sports stadium. This gave his brand a national recognition.
Few months after this he came back even strongly with “the Gadam Nation x Bhim nation concert” (Fancy Gadam n Stonebwoy) in Tamale which was attended by over 16,000 people (August 2016). This increased his national appeal.
On December 3rd 2016 prior to the general elections, he organised peace concert (“Gadam Nation all white peace concert”) at the tamale sports stadium to preach peace before, during n after the elections as northern region is tagged with violence. This was massively attended.
After conquering his zones, Fancy Gadam moved to the Capita with his Gadam nation concert. Many doubted him but to their surprise he filled up national theater.
An auditorium with less than 2000 capacity was packed with more than 3000 people. This sent a signal to all music industry players in Ghana n beyond.
Fancy Gadam won the new artiste of the year (JIGWE AWARDS 2016. New artiste of the year (BASS AWARDS 2016). New artiste of the year (VODOFONE’S GHANA MUSIC AWARDS 2016).
After the Vodafone music awards some industry players n music fans doubted his credibility as the overall new artiste of year 2016 in Ghana but he shut them with a single titled “Total Cheat Ft. Sarkodie with a classy video that can be aired on any platform.
” Total cheat” is one of the trending songs now n have topped many music chats in Ghana.
On the 2nd July, 2017. history was once again made in Tamale as Fancy Gadam had about 18,000 people patronizing his “MUJAHID” album launch/video premier of his Total cheat song ft Sarkodie at the Tamale (Gadam Nation Double Rave).
Fancy Gadam is crowned by the ministry of tourism n national commission on culture as the “NEW FACE OF ZONGO”.
On Friday 12th September 2017. His Gadam Nation x Bhim Nation Concert won the best regional event at the maiden edition of Ghana events awards.
And he is currently working on the video of his new joint with stonebwoy titled ” BEST FRIEND”.
However, he staged his Gadam nation concert in Kumasi on the 26th August, 2017 at Baba Yara Sports Stadium and hosted Sarkodie in Tamale on the 9th September 2017.
[Author : Cofy Dela (@Cofydela)- MediaHomeGh.com ]