Fuse ODG

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Fuse ODG
Fuse ODG.jpg
Background information
Birth nameNana Richard Abiona
Born1988
Tooting, South London, England[1]
OriginMitcham, South London, England[2]
Genres
Occupation(s)Rapper, singer, songwriter
InstrumentsRapping
Years active2011–present
Labels3Beat (2013–present)
Associated acts
Websitefuseodg.com
 
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Fuse ODG
Fuse ODG.jpg
Background information
Birth nameNana Richard Abiona
Born1988
Tooting, South London, England[1]
OriginMitcham, South London, England[2]
Genres
Occupation(s)Rapper, singer, songwriter
InstrumentsRapping
Years active2011–present
Labels3Beat (2013–present)
Associated acts
Websitefuseodg.com

Nana Richard Abiona (born 1988),[3] better known by his stage name Fuse ODG, is a British musician of Ghanaian decent.[4] He is best known for his 2013 single "Antenna" which peaked to number 7 on the UK Singles Chart. Born in London and raised in Ghana, Fuse returned to London for his secondary education, where he attended the Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon. He grew up in Mitcham, South London.[2]

Music career[edit]

2013–present: Breakthrough & debut album[edit]

On 2 June 2013 Fuse ODG released his debut single "Antenna", the song peaked to number 7 on the UK Singles Chart, the song also peaked to number 85 on the Irish Singles Chart. On 29 September 2013 he released the single "Azonto", the song peaked to number 30 on the UK Singles Chart. On 19 October 2013, he was awarded 'Best African Act' at the MOBO Award's 18th Anniversary.[5] He recently won four awards at the Urban Music Awards 2013; Best Music Video, Best Single, Best Artiste and Best Collaboration.[6] On 29 December 2013 he released the single "Million Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad)", the song peaked to number 5 on the UK Singles Chart, the song also peaked to number 65 on the Irish Singles Chart. On 18 May 2014 Fuse ODG released "Dangerous Love", featuring Sean Paul. It peaked at No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart. His next single, "T.I.N.A." featuring British R&B artist Angel, was released on 5 October 2014. His debut album, TINA, an acronym for "This Is New Africa", was released on 3 November 2014 and includes all five singles.

Fuse ODG turned down an offer to sing on the Band Aid 30 project because he objected to the way the lyrics of the song portrayed the victims of the ongoing Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa, and Africa generally.[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

TitleDetails
TINA

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
UK
[8]
BEL (Vl)
[9]
BEL (Wa)
[10]
IRE
[11]
NL
[12]
SCO
[13]
2013"Antenna"78778859TINA
"Azonto"
(featuring Itz Tiffany)
309138
"Million Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad)"56511
2014"Dangerous Love"
(featuring Sean Paul)
3224
"T.I.N.A."
(featuring Angel)
9918
2015"Thinking About U"
(featuring Killbeatz)
79
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
UKBEL (Vl)BEL (Wa)IRENLSCO
2013"Down on One"
(Sarkodie featuring Fuse ODG)
Sarkology
"Come Closer"
(Wande Coal featuring Fuse ODG)
TBA
2014"Spanner"
(Itz Tifanny featuring Fuse ODG)
2015"Imperfection"
(Tinchy Stryder featuring Fuse ODG)
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearEventPrizeRecipientResultRef
2014MOBO AwardsBest Male ActHimselfNominated[15]
Best African ActWon
Best Song"Dangerous Love"
(featuring Sean Paul)
Nominated
African Muzik Magazine AwardsBest Male DiasporaHimselfWon[16]
Song of the Year"Antenna"
(featuring Wyclef Jean)
Nominated
MTV Africa Music Awards 2014Best PopHimselfNominated[17]
Ghana Music AwardsAfro Pop Song of the Year"Million Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad)"Won[18]
Vodafone Song of the YearNominated[19]
"Down on One"
(Sarkodie featuring Fuse ODG)
Nominated
Best Collaboration of the YearNominated
World Music AwardsWorld's Best Male ArtistHimselfNominated[20]
World's Best Live ActNominated
World's Best Entertainer of The YearNominated
2013Channel O Music Video AwardsMost Gifted Dance Video"Antenna"
(featuring Wyclef Jean)
Nominated[21]
Ghana Music AwardsAfro Pop Song of the YearWon[22]
Song of the YearNominated
MOBO AwardsBest African ActHimselfWon[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McQuaid, Ian (31 January 2014). "Fuse ODG: the Afrobeats trailblazer who's ready to blow". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b http://hangout.altsounds.com/news/158309-dance-craze-antenna-uks-biggest-afrobeats-export.html
  3. ^ Fuse ODG | Biography | Allmusic Allmusic.com
  4. ^ "Chipmunk, Fuse Odg To Thrill Fans on Dec. 27", Modern Ghana, 19 December 2011, http://www.modernghana.com/music/16894/3/chipmunk-fuse-odg-to-thrill-fans-on-dec-27.html
  5. ^ "Fuse ODG Wins MOBO at the 18th Anniversary Awards". What's Good? Online. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  6. ^ http://infolodge.net/blog/blog/2013/11/25/fuse-odg-claims-top-gongs-urban-music-awards-2013/
  7. ^ Fuse ODG, Why I had to turn down Band Aid (The Guardian) 19/11/14 http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/19/turn-down-band-aid-bob-geldof-africa-fuse-odg
  8. ^ "Fuse ODG > UK Charts". Officialcharts.com/ Official Charts Company. 
  9. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Fuse ODG". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  10. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Fuse ODG". Belgium (Wallonia) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  11. ^ Peak positions in Ireland:
  12. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Fuse ODG". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  13. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland:
  14. ^ a b c "Certified Awards" (enter "Fuse ODG" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. 
  15. ^ Molloy, Antonia (23 September 2014). "Mobo Awards 2014 nominations: Sam Smith and Krept and Konan lead pack". The Independent. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "AFRIMMA Nominees". African Muzik Magazine. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "Mafikizolo, Uhuru, Davido lead nominations for MTV Africa Music Awards". Sowetan LIVE. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  18. ^ Victor, Adebayo Adeyemi (4 May 2014). "List of winners at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2014". Ghana Web. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  19. ^ "Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2014 Nominees List Out – Check It Now". Ghana News Report. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  20. ^ "D'banj, Tuface, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Davido, Kcee Nominated at World Music Awards". Channels Tv. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  21. ^ Niyi, Adenrele (3 September 2013). "2013 Channel O Africa Music Awards unveils nominees". National Mirror. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  22. ^ Abimboye, Micheal (20 May 2013). "Wizkid wins African Artiste of the year at Ghana music awards". Premium Times. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  23. ^ "And the 2013 MOBO winners are...". EveningTimes. Retrieved 19 October 2013.