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Shikome (Nii Tlema II)

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Justice Nii Adjiri Williams, popularly known as Shikome is a Ghanaian master drummer. He was born on 3rd June 1978 in Avenor, Accra, Ghana into a family of accomplished musicians and drummers including Okeyrema Akoto, Obo Addy, Mustapha Tetteh Addy, Yacub Addy and Aja Addy. In 2013, he was installed Obonufoi Atsɛ Nii Tlema II of Sowutuom Nsunfa (Chief/Master drummer) after his grandfather Obo Addy who was Obonufoi Atsɛ Nii Tlema I (Chief/Master drummer). This position entitles him to lead all official drumming assignments for the Gã State.[1][2]

On Saturday, 7th May 2016 Shikome was adjudged the Best Instrumentalist for that year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) main event. He has worked with a host of  Ghanaian artistes including Amandzeba, Becca, Kwabena Kwabena, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Paa Bobo, Kofi Sammy, Rex Omar, Kojo Antwi, Efya, Amakye Dede, Chistiana Love, Tagoe Sisters, Bessa Simons, Bob Pinodo and Daughters of Glorious Jesus.[2]

He has also been a member of several bands such as Megastar, Patchbay, Western Diamonds, El Foukr R'Assembly[3] and Wind Afrique.[2] He is presently the Congas player and percussionist for Gyedu Blay Ambolley's Sekondi Band.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. "Shikome is best instrumentalist". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2021-04-24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Shikome stands up for himself". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2021-04-24.
  3. "El Foukr R'Assembly". Music In Africa. 2016-11-03. Retrieved 2021-04-24.
  4. jkin. "Abschlusskonzert: GYEDU-BLAY AMBOLLEY & his Sekondi Band / Ghana | Africa Alive Festival" (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2021-04-24.
  5. "11th Street, Sekondi, by Gyedu-Blay Ambolley". Gyedu-Blay Ambolley. Retrieved 2021-04-24.
  6. "GYEDU-BLAY AMBOLLEY & HIS SEKONDI BAND – Ghana - Europapremiere". Afroton (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2021-04-24.

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