The North Is On The Rise And The South Can’t Hold Back But To Support – Meet Rapper Maccasio
Gone are the days when it was all centralized here in Accra, the center of art and entertainment which was referred to as where the real deal was. In recent times, artistes from other parts of Ghana who are not even Accra based broke the threshold and became sensations on the scene.
But hold it, some acts preceding him may have been the first to break the deadlock but it’s obvious they are just way openers as Maccasio jumps into the limelight with an overwhelmingly huge following, unique style and a twist to chattering a new path.
Born Sherif Abdul- Majeed, Maccasio grew up in the Northern part of Ghana where he was raised by a single mother amidst challenges after the demise of his father, but little did he allow his setbacks to barricade him from living his dream – becoming a celebrated entertainer from the north who signifies hope and moves the crowd anytime he jumps on stage.
Nicknamed as “Rappers Jack”, Maccasio over the years has released multiples of highly successful songs on three albums that did very well in the north with a little slip to the south but nothing really huge to write home about till he got noticed in grand style after his stadium filling news went sky rocket.
The albums he worked on include; “Boussu” (My Boss) (2014), “Oshihila Nkpe” (She touches me) (2015), took a break in 2016 and bounced back with “Ninsala“ (Human Being) (2017).
Even though he became big in the south prior to 2017, he became a person that was watched from afar by tons of industry players after moving from the north to play a show here in Accra (The Northern Explosion ‘17) at the Accra sports stadium which was filled to the brim on the night.
Maccasio over the years has filled stadiums and event grounds in the north but his Accra move made him noticeable and more visible.
The Zola Music signee and the owner of the record label is a daring Dagomba Rapper, who defies the trend and raps in his native language Dagomba, he is indeed chattering a new path and challenging the status quo.
The Giant Malt ambassador, Maccasio has performed on several big stages after his career break-out and also collaborated on projects with sought-after mainstream acts including Kofi Kinaata, Zeal (VVIP), dancehall star Shatta Wale, just to mention a few. His current work out there is the mid-tempo song which featured Mugeez of R2Bees – “Dagomba Girl”.
The 2017 People City Award winner and 3 Music Awards nominee wishes to pin to his list of achievements a Bachelor’s degree and a win at the 2018 Ghana Music Awards. We at www.ghreloaded.com wish him well.