Jacob Nana Kwame Etroo, musically known as Budukusu, was born on 4th June 1981 to Mr. and Mrs. Etroo, he attended Airport Police primary and JHS and proceeded to Aggrey Memorial Zion secondary school in Cape Coast. After his senior high school, Budukusu took a professional course in sound engineering. He started his musical career by combining Root African vibes and native Twi and inventing a unique style of rap genre called TONGUE TWISTING – a rhythmic chain of words in the fastest way one could run a tongue with words musically with a perfected style and skill on a beat.
He is regarded as the fastest rapper in Ghana, the inventor of tongue-twisting in Twi, super accomplished songwriter and the most versatile artist who does every genre of music perfectly. Budukusu can rap, sing, do dancehall, pop music and much more. Budukusu is very fluent in English and Twi composition that brands him as an international artist. In 2004, Budukusu released his debut album, WONIE that took over Ghana with a traditional video that went viral on Channel O. He immediately became a compound name with all the hit songs he featured onwards: K.K. Fosu’s OGA, Tinny’s ALETSE and composed MAKOMA MU TOFFEE for Tinny. He also composed MzBel’s TURN ME ON, featured on Becca’s YOU LIED TO ME high life mix, as well as featuring on J.A. Adofo’s MENKO M’NIGYE.
Budukusu took a break and return with the INDEPENDENCE Album which featured hit songs like BABY, the first English and Twi pop song, and PRETTY FACE featuring VIP which became the biggest launch in the history of Hiplife music in Ghana. Budukusu is the first rap artist Kojo Antwi, the maestro, featured on ESU NKETSENKETSE from his SEBO album. Budukusu is like a phantom presence felt to the fullest yet invisible.
Budukusu is currently signed to Bakus Records and Entertainment after six years break from active music. He has over hundred songs recorded for his new album, Quantum Legacy, to be released next year and which comes in all genres. It is the most versatile masterpiece yet to hit the world.
He is currently back from hibernation with a lot of hit songs to include One life to live, which is doing great in South Africa and the world, Wind and Go Low, Ohia, Pumpum Shots, U Too Bad. Budukusu was recently in South Africa where he recorded and shot a video for a song, Ginger, which featured Uhuru. In Twi, English and Jamaican Patois, Budukusu brings words to life with his rhymes, rhythms, melodies and tongue-twisting rap skill and broad composition, the one word for Budukusu is MUSIC. Budukusu’s ability to combine both English and Twi Language makes him a brand name that will stand and represent any company and his flawless looks and swag can sell any product.
On 18 August 2017, Budukusu released Quantum Riddim (his first album under Bakus Records) distributed by VPAL music, the distribution wing of VP records. Quantum Riddim is a 13-tracked album delivered on just a single beat. The release of Quantum Riddim was historic since no one has ever recorded 13 songs using same beat/riddim. It was therefore not surprising that the album, Quantum Riddim, was on the list to be considered for a 2018 Grammy Award nomination in the reggae category.
Quantum Riddim, was on the list to be considered for a 2018 Grammy Award nomination in the reggae category.
Quantum Life Progress (L.P) was considered for 2019 Grammy Awards nomination in the Best World Music Album category.