Samuel Adu Frimpong, a known Ghanaian hip/hop/hiplife artist has changed the face of the Ghanaian music industry.
The 24-year old who goes by the stage name “Medikal” was born to Mrs. Porshia Lamptey and Mr. James Frimpong in Sowutuom; a suburb in Accra-Ghana. Growing up he fancied rapping about doctors, surgeons, nurses and patience-basically the hospital and what goes on in it.
Interestingly, he wanted to prove to his colleagues that he was a “sick” rapper; that was why all his raps are hospital-based.
The young rapper clarified that “Sick” in this sense did not mean ill, but rather a way to describe how good or”dope” his raps were. Since his flow was also medical, the name “Medikal” was given to him by his school dad way back in junior high.
He has released many tunes and yet to release more for his fans. Some of the tunes released includes “forever my love” ft Bisa Kadie “Per kakra” ft Criss Waddle, Confirm, Confirm remix ft Sarkodie, Anthem, Sellout, Sales, Connect, By heart Boy, I’m Okay, Bra Krom Ft Luther, 1hunnid, Bo Mi Dinn Mami, Time No Dey. The young artist says he derived his inspiration from Lil Wayne, Skepta(both of whom are international artists), Yaa Pono, Pae Dae, Sarkodie and Criss waddle.
Medikal was signed into the Arab Money Gang (AMG Record Label), owned by Criss Waddle of R2B Fame in the year 2010.
Adding to the story he wants to motivate and inspire the youth to do what they love best with determination and faith as they play an integral role in success. Young Samuel However is not only looking forward to making it big in Ghana, but international too.
Medikal Awards And Nominations
2017: 7 Nominations for VGMA
- Afro Pop Song Of The Year (Nominated)
- Hip Hop Song Of The Year (Nominated)
- Hiplife/hip Pop Artiste Of The Year (Nominated)
- Best New Act (Nominated)
- Best Rapper of the year (Nominated)
- Best Collaboration of the year (Nominated)
- Overall Artist of the Year (Nominated)
2016 4syte Music Video Awards – Best Discovery Video: Medikal (Anthem) **WON**
On 7 th March 2020 , Medikal got married to actress Fella Makafui
The ceremony took place at Odekye Gardens in East Legon.
Family and friends of the couple, including Shatta Wale, Sista Afia, Criss Waddle and others were present to witness the ceremony.