Jason Gaisie, popularly known as “Pappy Kojo” was born on 13th February 1989 to parents Kofi Badu and Rosemond Gaisie. He was born and raised in Takoradi, in the Western Region. He attended Ridge International School up until 2004 then he left for Italy to be with his mother and siblings.
Pappy Kojo showed his interest and love for music at an early age. He took part in locally organised rap shows were he would rap to Obrafour, Tic Tac, Reggie Rockstone, Lord Kenya etc. His biggest musical influences however are Obrafour, The Shady Aftermath Camp and Michael Jackson.
After leaving Ghana for Italy in 2004, his love for rap music grew even greater. He began covering popular songs and posting them on his YouTube channel. Around the same time, he began recording his own material with some Italian music producers and Ghanaian based music producers. This created a little buzz for the young rapper.
Things really kicked off for him in the latter part of 2014 when he collaborated on a smash hit record with Ghanaian superstar Joey B called ‘Wave’. Pappy then followed with his first official single, ‘Realer No’, also featuring Joey B, which has been making waves ever since its release. He went on to perform at an eviction party at South Africa’s Big Brother reality TV show.
He was nominated thrice at the 2015 Video Ghana Music Awards. where he won an award for the Hip-Hop Song of the year for the smash song ‘Realer No’.
He has also been nominated for the Best Newcomer in Africa for the AFRIMMA Awards. Pappykojo has released three singles since then. Ay3 Late, 2 Raw ft Edem and Deja Vu ft Jiggy. Things are looking bright for the young rapper as he has his eyes set on conquering the global music industry.
Biography / Profile of Ghanaian Music Artiste Pappy Kojo