Ofori Amponsah is a Ghanaian musician and songwriter who has made significant contributions to the Ghanaian music industry. Born on March 2, 1974, in Agogo, Ashanti Region, Ghana, he is also known by his nickname, “Mr. All 4 Real.”
Ofori Amponsah began his musical career in the late 1990s as a highlife artist. He gained popularity with his soulful voice and unique style, blending elements of highlife, hiplife, and afrobeats into his music. His songs often touch on love, relationships, and social issues.
He stated emphatically in an interview with Nana Ama Mcbrown on Onua ShowTime, “I started this music thing at the age of eight. I visited Uncle Fred Kyei Mensah (Fredyma) and spoke with him about my aspirations to become a musician and he believed in the gift I had and supported my craft”. Fredyma as a pundit on Onua ShowTime confirmed that Ofori Amponsah came to his house in his Konongo Odumase School Uniform appealing to him to support him embark on his passion.
Ofori Amponsah made it known that out of pursuing his dreams, he crossed paths with the legendary Daddy Lumba. He stated, “I met Daddy Lumba in my pursuit of my music career in 1993, and after Daddy Lumba had listened to a couple of songs I had recorded at the time he blessed me and said to me that I was a star. He backed that with a whooping GHC5 million. And 5 million at that time was really huge sum of money for a young guy like me because my mum used to give me 40 cedis when leaving for school”.
In the early years of his career, Ofori Amponsah released several successful albums, including “Asew” (1999), “Wo Ho Kyere” (2000), and “Meprawo” (2001). These albums featured hit tracks like “Otoolege,” “Emmanuella,” and “Lady.” He became known for his ability to deliver emotional and heartfelt performances.
Despite his success in the music industry, Ofori Amponsah surprised his fans in 2007 when he announced that he had received a calling from God and was leaving secular music to become a pastor. He took a break from music and focused on his religious calling for several years.
In 2015, Ofori Amponsah made a comeback to secular music, stating that he had realized his true passion was music. He released the album “Alewa,” which featured collaborations with other Ghanaian artists like Sarkodie and Samini. The album received positive reviews and marked his return to the music scene.
Since then, Ofori Amponsah has continued to release music and perform live shows. He has remained a respected figure in Ghanaian music, known for his soulful vocals and ability to connect with his audience. Some of his notable songs in recent years include “17” and “Tintin.”
Ofori Amponsah’s career has had its ups and downs, but he has managed to maintain a dedicated fan base throughout the years. His music has influenced and inspired many Ghanaian artists, and he remains an essential figure in developing highlife and hiplife genres in Ghana.