Known in real life as Derrick Kofi Oppong-Checheku, Cheche prides himself as one of the few young musicians who are pushing new frontiers in Ghana’s music industry.
Known in real life as Derrick Kofi Oppong-Checheku, Cheche prides himself as one of the few young musicians who are pushing new frontiers in Ghana’s music industry. Whiles Hip Hop is rapidly catching up with genres like Hip Life and High Life in the country, the Akyem-Tafo born artiste believes the genre is more popular with most Ghanaians especially the Youth. According to him, this makes the genre one of the ‘hot cakes’ in the industry.
He’s not your typical Hip Hop artiste but Cheche has got massive talent you hardly see in most Ghanaian artistes. Asked about his choice of Hip Hop as his most suitable genre, the ‘nightmares’ hitmaker explains that, it’s the type of music that speaks the language of the soul and gets bodies rocking to tunes. “I am here to entertain people with my music and I believe hip hop gives me just the platform to do that.”
Growing up in the serene environs of Akyem Tafo, Cheche looked up to the likes of hip life pioneers Obrafour and Kwadee. On the international scene, Cheche reveals he has always admired hip hop sensation Tupac, Nas, Dr Dre and Swiss Beatz. According to him, these artistes have had a great influence on his music but he has his own style which is evident in his unique tunes and stagecraft.
Born October 29th, Cheche hails from Asante Mampong, a burgeoning town just on the outskirts of Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city and the capital of the Ashanti Region.
On what his fans should expect from him, the beat maker, producer and songwriter promises to produce music that will not just be for entertainment but food for the soul.