Daddy Lumba is the stage name of Charles Kwadwo Fosu, a renowned Ghanaian musician. He is considered one of the most successful and influential highlife musicians in Ghana. Daddy Lumba began his music career in the 1980s and has since released numerous albums that have gained widespread popularity.
Born on September 29, 1964, in Nsuta, a town in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Daddy Lumba started his musical journey as a guitarist for the Lumba Brothers band. He later formed a duo with Nana Acheampong, and they released several hit songs together.
Daddy Lumba gained fame as a solo artist in the 1990s with the release of his album “Yeeye Aka Akwantuo Mu.” The album became a huge success and established Daddy Lumba as a household name in Ghana and across the African music scene. He is known for his unique blend of highlife and hiplife music, incorporating elements of traditional Ghanaian rhythms, Afrobeat, and Western influences.
Throughout his career, Daddy Lumba has released numerous hit songs and albums, including “Aben Wo Ha,” “Sika,” “Doctor Panee,” “Biribi Gyegye Wo,” and “Poison.” His music often features social commentary, love themes, and catchy melodies that resonate with a wide audience.
Daddy Lumba‘s contributions to Ghanaian music have earned him numerous accolades, including several Ghana Music Awards. His music continues to be celebrated and enjoyed by fans both in Ghana and the Ghanaian diaspora.
Early Life of Daddy Lumba
Daddy Lumba is a Ghanaian singer-songwriter and musician. He is one of the greatest Ghanaian musicians alive. Daddy Lumba is biologically called Charles Kwadwo Fosu. He was born in a town called Amangoase in Nsuta in the Sekyere Central District, near Asante Mampong in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He was born on 29th September 1964.
His father’s name is Owoahene Kwadwo Fosu. His occupation was teaching. He died when Daddy Lumba was still a child. His mother’s name is also Comfort Gyamfi also known as Ama Saah. She was also a teacher by profession. She died in 2001 in Kumasi.
Daddy Lumba in the course of his music career has dedicated most of his songs to his mother. Songs like “Anidasoɔ Wɔhɔ Ma Obiara”, “Ohia Asɛm”, “Ɛmmere Pa Bɛba”, “Agya Bi Wua Agya Bi Tease” were dedicated to her.
Education and Career of Daddy Lumba
Daddy Lumba started his music career at the age of 16 in the Juaben Senior High School Choir from the 1983 to 1984 academic year. The hard-working Lumba formed a music group with his friends in Juaben SHS called Lumber Brothers. This group has people like Theresa Abebrese who was his girlfriend.
Lumba after school had the chance to travel to Germany with the help of his girlfriend Theresa Abebrese. He met another great Ghanaian musician called Nana Acheampong during his stay in Germany. The two later formed a singing group and adopted the name of Daddy Lumba’s previous group in SHS, Lumba Brothers.
Their first album titled ‘Yɛɛyɛ Aka Akwantuo Mu’ which was released in 1989 was produced by Lumba’s wife Akosua Serwaa
Daddy Lumba’s Awards
He was honored with an “Icon/Legend of Entertainment” award at the Exclusive Men of the Year Africa Awards on August 18, 2018. (EMY Award).
Artist of the Year, Best Album of the Year, and Most Popular Song of the Year at the 2000 Ghana Music Awards.
Contemporary Highlife Artist, Contemporary Highlife Song, and Contemporary Highlife Album at the 2003 Ghana Music Awards. Aside from these awards he has won several awards throughout his wonderful music career both domestic and international.
Frequently Asked Questions About Daddy Lumba
What is Daddy Lumba’s actual name?
The biological name of Daddy Lumba is Charles Kwadwo Fosu.
How old is Daddy Lumba?
Daddy Lumba is 48 years old as of writing.
When was Daddy Lumba born/what is the date of birth of Daddy Lumba?
Daddy Lumba was born on 29th September 1962.
What tribe does Daddy Lumba belong to?
Daddy Lumba is an Asante from Nsuta in the Ashanti Region.
What are Daddy Lumba’s parents’ names?
Daddy Lumba’s father is called Owoahene Kwadwo Fosu and his mother is also called Comfort Gyamfi AKA Ama Saah.
When did Daddy Lumba’s parents die?
Daddy Lumba’s father died when he was a very little boy but his mother died in 2001.
How many children does Daddy Lumba have?
According to internet source Daddy Lumba has 10 children.
Where does Daddy Lumba come from?
Daddy Lumba comes from Amangoase in Nsuta in the Sekyere Central District, near Asante Mampong in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
What school did Daddy Lumba attend?
Daddy Lumba attended Juaben Senior High School in the Ashanti Region.
What is the net worth of Daddy Lumba?
Daddy Lumba has a net worth of US$1.5 million according to internet sources.
What businesses does Daddy Lumba own?
Daddy Lumba is a full-time musician. He is also the owner of DL FM 106.9 in Accra.
Is Daddy Lumba the owner of DL FM?
Yes, Daddy Lumba is the Owner of DL FM 106.9. The DL actually stands for Daddy Lumba.
What team does Daddy Lumba support?
Locally Daddy Lumba is a staunch supporter of Kumasi Asante Kotoko FC and also a supporter of Arsenal FC in the English Premier League.
What is Daddy Lumba’s first album?
Daddy Lumba’s first album was called ‘Yɛɛyɛ Aka Akwantuo Mu’. He released this album with Nana Acheampong when they were in a group called Lumba Brothers.
How many albums has Daddy Lumba released?
Daddy Lumba has about 34 albums in his name.
Who is Theresa Abebrese to Daddy Lumba?
Theresa Abebrese is Daddy Lumba’s ex-girlfriend who helped him to travel to Germany.
Has Daddy Lumba Bleached his Skin?
Daddy Lumba has been criticized by many for bleaching his skin but the musician has always denied getting into that act.
Photos of Daddy Lumba and his children