It was quite difficult for Tinny to come out since most hiplife artistes at the time sang and rapped in twi and Tinny on the other hand, was a native Ga speaker and was therefore fixed on rapping in his ga language. His dream of making it to the top of the hiplife ladder came true when Hammer of The Last Two secured a deal for him with Abraham Ohene Djan (CEO of OM Studios).
Abraham was carried away by his impressive lyrical flow after listening to his album, he agreed to produce him. With a beat maker like Hammer at the helm of things, Nii Addo decided to use the name Tinny as his stage name because it was his real name and blasted onto the Ghanaian music scene in 2003 with ‘Makola Kwakwe’
He quickly became a sensation, gracing events and dominating radio and TV in his category. Tinny’s fame increased when he featured on the remix of ‘Oye Ohene’. His went on with his career and featured artistes like Dogo, Obrafour, K.K. Fosu, Etuoaboba, Bandana, FBS and Okra. He goes on to bless Obrafour’s Execution Diary with his voice on a track called I Believe I Can Fly (Heko Ejorko).
Tinny won several awards following his debut like the New Artiste of the year at both Ghana Music Awards 2004 and Ghana Music Awards UK 2004 and a Youth Excellence award for being the ‘Youth Musician of the year 2003’. He was also awarded for being the Best Guest Entertainment Musical Artiste by Great Lamptey Mills.
In 2007, Tinny was picked by MTV to have his video for ‘Incomplete’ shot by world-renowned director Rachel Watanabe-Batton. This track was taken from his Aletse Ogboo album. In 2008, Tinny had the chance to record a single with Ja Rule when Ja Rule was in Ghana to perform during the 2008 Ghana Music Awards.
Since his debut he has maintained his position as an A-list artiste in Ghana, and as kept his name on top of the music charts – Wikipedia
We have compiled some old smash hits from the legend for your listening pleasure. Enjoy below.