Biography of Daddy Lumba & Net Worth 2021.
Daddy Lumba (born 29 September 1964) is a Ghanaian musician. Lumba was born Charles Kwadwo Fosu in a village called Nsuta Amangoase in the Sekyere Central District, near Mampong in the Ashanti Region. He is regarded by some as the greatest Ghanaian musician of all time.
His father, Owoahene Kwadwo Fosu, a teacher, died when Lumba was only a child. His mother, Comfort Gyamfi, popularly known as Ama Saah, was also a teacher. She died in 2001 in Kumasi. Her death was a devastating blow to Lumba as she was literally everything to him. Many of Daddy Lumba’s songs, including “Anidasoɔ Wɔhɔ Ma Obiara”, “Ohia Asɛm”, “Ɛmmere Pa Bɛba”, “Agya Bi Wua Agya Bi Tease”, were dedicated to her.
He is married with ten children.
Daddy Lumba’s music career started at the age of 16. He was the leader of Juaben Senior High School choir from 1983 to 1984 academic year where Christabel was the music teacher and he completed in 1985. In Juaben SHS, Lumba formed the Lumba Brothers group with his friends Yaw and Kwabena and girlfriend, Theresa Abebrese.
After school, with the help of his girlfriend Theresa, Lumba traveled to Germany to seek greener pastures.
In Germany, he met Ernest Nana Acheampong. Nana had already formed a group called talking dreams with a white man. The only thing Lumba knew at the time was gospel music, and he has credited Nana Acheampong for introducing him to highlife music.
They formed another group called Lumba Brothers, the same name as his first group when he was in Juaben SHS.
The pair planned to release an album in 1986 but due to financial constraints, the album was released in 1989 with the help of Lumba’s wife, Akosua Serwaa, who produced the album. The title of the album is Yɛɛyɛ Aka Akwantuo Mu.
Daddy Lumba, in all, has released 33 albums. The albums include critically acclaimed ones such as Aben Wɔha, Awosuɔ, Obi Ate Me So Buɔ, Sika Asɛm and Ebi Se Ɛyɛ Aduro.
- On 18 August 2018, he was acknowledged with an “Icon/Legend of Entertainment” award at the Exclusive Men of the Year Africa Awards (EMY Award).
- 2000 Ghana Music Awards – Artist of the Year, Best Album of the Year, Most Popular Song of the Year
- 2003 Ghana Music Awards – Contemporary Highlife Artist, Contemporary Highlife Song, Contemporary Highlife Album