Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ghanaian Soccer Player Turned HipLife Star?

This may not be news to you but it’s new to us. Did you know famed Ghanaian soccer player Asamoah Gyan is also a Hiplife artist? Apparently he goes by the name Baby Jet. We couldn’t find any singles by Gyan, let alone a full album, but we did find out that he was featured on the auto-tune heavy single “African Girls” by Hiplife star Castro. Check out the video:

In case you are still completely confused, Hiplife is a Ghanaian musical style which fuses highlife, hip hop as well as dancehall and reggae. It gained popularity in the 90’s and has since exploded all over the world.

As for Asamoah Gyan, he is probably most known on the international scene for missing a penalty kick against Uruguay after Luis Suarez's famed handball. The match ended in Ghana's elimination from the tournament after an impressive run at the Cup. Gyan can also be caught on the pitch playing in the English Premier League for Sunderland.

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