Although Reginald Osei, the Godfather of Hiplife has managed to hoodwink people about his real age, it is widely known that April 11 is his earth day however a safe bet would be that he was born in the late 60’s.
The rapper of Ghanaian descent, born in United Kingdom pioneered the Hip-Life movement in 1994. There is little doubt that he has played an important role in the development of this uniquely African genre.
Winning the Kora Award for the best African Video in 2004, mounting the same stage with global icons like Shaggy, Beenie Man, being a judge on reality shows, having a book launched chronicling his musical journey, mentoring young rappers and owning a restaurant bears testimony to his gift and staying power.
It came out of the blue but the Godfather is the newest member of the hiplife music group, VIP now VVIP. Their first single ‘Selfie’ was released on April 11, already another single OMG is out indicating that the Godfather is only readying himself for more hard work.
The interesting thing about Reggie is that for a man in the region of 46, his impressive physique belies decades he has collected under the sun, a feat young ‘cats’ find difficult to emulate. We celebrate you Reggie for investing time and energy not only in your music but your ‘Rock-Stone’ body as well, and it appears your son has already taken after you with his morning push-ups. Cheers to you the godfather!
His Albums include
- Makaa Maka (I Said It Because I Said It), 1997
- Me Na Me Kae (I Was The One Who Said It), 1999
- Me Ka (I Will Say), 2000
- Last show, 2004
- Reggiestration, 2010
Watch the selfie video here to check out Reggie’s physique.