Samuel Ofori Amponsah was born on the 2nd of March 1974 to Johnson Kwadwo Ofori and Georgina Nkansah, in Agogo, Ashanti Region, Ghana. He is known to be an advocate for education and was enrolled in school before the age required. He began his education at an Agogo practice school and later attended Konongo Odumase Senior High School, where he found his passion for writing poetry. His poems were later used in his songs, most notably in his song "Asew."
He dropped out of school and later met music bigwig Daddy Lumba, gaining access into the music industry. At an early age, he discovered his love for music. He began writing at the age of 13 after being inspired by the talented music legend Michael Jackson, which may account for his R&B style of music. Ofori Amponsah is also known by the name Mr. All 4 Real.
Amponsah started working with Daddy Lumba in 1999. He gained entry into the music industry when he collaborated with Daddy Lumba on the album Wo Ho Kyere. He released his first album with Owusek Productions in 2001, titled Asew, which had eight tracks, plus a bonus instrumental of the song "Asew." He later released the albums Meprawo and Rakia in 2002 and 2004.
In 2005, Amponsah released his single "Otoolege," which was included in the album of the same name. He collaborated with producer Appietus and musicians K.K. Fosu, Kofi Nti, and Barosky on the song. Amponsah won big the next year at the Ghana Music Awards with seven awards. "Otoolege" won him 2005 VGMA Artist of the Year.
In early 2006, he was set to perform for Ghanaian President John Kufuor, but reportedly failed to show up for the event. He made a public apology to the president and the people of Ghana for the mishap. He later performed for the president's 68th birthday in December of that same year.
He won seven awards in one night at the 2006 VGMA awards, including 2005 Artist of the Year, and has a combined total of 17 Ghana Music Awards nominations, making him one of the highest nominated artists.
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