Soorebia has been on the music scene actively since 2015. With his smash hip hop song ‘Primus’, he has well represented the Upper East Region, pushing beyond borders and making attempts to gain national and international recognition. His 2018 song and Video ‘2strings‘ did not only portray the beautiful music and landscape of the upper east region, but it also relied on tools of western progress to communicate the culture and heritage of the upper east region and Ghana as a whole to the rest of the world. I have outlined below 5 key facts about Soorebia that you should know.
- Soorebia is a social norm ambassador for UNICEF/ Government of Ghana against Open Defecation in the Upper East Region. As an ambassador, he has been using his brand to educate school children on healthy environmental practices and the dangers of open defecation. He has also embarked on open campaigns in markets and community centers on the need to stop open defecation.
- Soorebia was the only artiste from Northern Ghana who was selected by the United Nations to compose a song for He4she project together with Kuame Eugene, Obour, Mzve, Article wan and many others. is a solidarity campaign for the advancement of gender equality, initiated by UN. Its goal is to achieve equality by encouraging all genders to partake as agents of change and take action against negative stereotypes and behaviors. Grounded in the idea that gender inequality is an issue that affects all people—socially, economically and politically—it seeks to actively involve men and boys in a movement that was originally conceived as “a struggle for women by women”.
- Soorebia was the first artiste to stage a paid musical concert in Bolgatanga. He brought together artistes within and without the region to the maiden edition of his annual Kiimakina Concert in Bolgatanga
- Soorebia after drawing inspiration from Tiny, Edem and kawkese decided to start a rap career using his native Gurune (Frafra) dialect. He is therefore the pioneer of Rap/Hip Hop music using Frafra language.
- Soorebia raps in three other languages aside gurune and english – Kasem, Nabt and Dagbani.
Now that you have read these brief facts about Soorebia, please join the campaign by posting a picture of soorebia and the video link below on facebook, twitter or instatgram with the hastags #soorebia for #vgma20 #vgma20unsung.