BY ERICA ARTHUR
LEADER OF the award-winning music group 4×4, Captain Planet, has said that Ghanaian rapper and business mogul, D Black, is the P. Diddy in Ghana.
According to Captain Planet, D Black, as an artiste, does not solely depend on the funds from his craft but is involved in other businesses just like Sean John Combs, also known by his various stage names Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Puffy, Diddy, Brother Love and B. Love, an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur born in New York City and raised in Mount Vernon, New York.
Speaking with Regina Van Helvert on GH One, he advised that artistes should invest their
money in other sectors rather than waiting to make a hit. He said that “I am really proud of
D Black for what he is doing. To me, he is the P.Diddy in Ghana, he does more business as his Music.”
He added that the music group 4×4 is still strong and that they were yet to drop a song with all the three of them.
Captain Planet has hit songs like ‘Obi agye obi Girl’, ‘Apeteshi’, ‘Sangelegbe’, ‘Only your
Mother saw me’ and ‘Money’
About D Black
In 2011 D-Black was nominated in the BET Awards in the USA for Best African Act following the release of his first studio album ‘Music, Love & Life’ that spawned the award-winning hits ‘Somebody, featuring Kwabena Kwabena’ and ‘Get on Da Dancefloor ft. Dr. Cryme’.
His first nationwide tour, ‘The Yes Boss Tour’, was a massive success as he sold out stadia and auditoriums in 10 cities in Ghana. D-Black released three singles off his 2012 ‘The Revelation’ album, ‘My Kinda Girl’ featuring fellow Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie and ‘Falling’ featuring Nigeria’s Mo Cheddah.
In 2012 his hit single ‘Vera’ made big rounds on Ghanaian and African radio and television. ‘Vera’, featuring Joey B, was the number 1 song on the Ghanaian urban music charts on over 15 Ghanaian radio stations 12 weeks after its release and was the most popular song in Ghana throughout the year.
In 2014, D-Black began working in the studio on his third album. The first single off this upcoming album, ‘Personal Person’ featuring Ghanaian crooner Castro, was released in April 2014 and received massive airplay on Ghanaian and African radio stations. He has continued to release banging songs every year.
He currently owns and operates a marketing/advertising/events firm Black Avenue Works that specializes in corporate and social events.
D Black is also the CEO of Club Onyx, a plush nightclub in Cantonments, Accra