Fuse ODG Biography, Achievements, Musical Career, Songs & Net Worth

PublishedOctober 11, 2022 @ 4:13 PM

Fuse ODG Biography, Real Age, Awards, Achievements, Musical Career, Songs & Net Worth

Fuse ODG (born, Nana Richard Abiona on 2nd December 1988) is an English-Ghanaian singer, songwriter and rapper who is popularly known for his hit singles “Antenna” and “Dangerous Love”, and for featuring on Major Lazer’s “Light It Up (Remix)”.

Born in London and raised in Ghana, Fuse ODG later returned to London for his secondary education, where he attended the Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon. He grew up in Mitcham, South London. The stage name “Fuse” comes from his fusion of musical styles, as he is widely known for his unusual combination of genres such as Afro-pop, hip-hop, R&B, funk and rock. “ODG” on the other hand, stands for ‘Off Da Ground’.

Fuse ODG Musical Career & Achievements

On 2nd June 2013, Fuse ODG released his debut single “Antenna”, the song peaked at No.7 on the UK Singles Chart, the song also peaked at No.85 on the Irish Singles Chart and in September that same year (2013) Fuse released yet another single “Azonto” which gained wide acceptance in the African continent and also peaked at No.30 on the UK Singles Chart. On 19th October 2013, he was awarded ‘Best African Act’ at the MOBO Awards’ 18th Anniversary, won four awards at the Urban Music Awards 2013; Best Music Video, Best Single, Best Artiste and Best Collaboration.

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By December 2013 he released the single “Million Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad)”, the song peaked at No.5 on the UK Singles Chart, also peaked at No.65 on the Irish Singles Chart. On 18th May 2014 Fuse ODG released “Dangerous Love”, featuring Sean Paul. It peaked at No.3 on the UK Singles Chart. His next single, “T.I.N.A.” featuring British R&B artiste Angel, it was released in October 2014. While his debut album, “T.I.N.A.” an acronym for “This Is New Africa”, was released on the 3rd day of November 2014 and includes all five previous singles, the album peaked to No.25 on the UK Albums Chart, the album also peaked to No.63 in Scotland. Fuse ODG turned down an offer to sing on the Band Aid 30 project because he objected to the way the lyrics of the song portrayed the victims of the ongoing Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa and Africa at large.

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Moving his music career forward, in April 2015 he featured on Tinchy Stryder’s single “Imperfection” and in July of same year (2015) he released the single “Only”. He features on Angel’s single “Leyla”. The song was released on 17th July 2015. On 4th September 2015 he released the single “Top of My Charts”.

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In 2016, he collaborated with British Asian artiste Zack Knight and Indian rapper Badshah. They came together and composed an African/Indian soundtrack, Bombae.

List of Awards Won by Fuse ODG

  • 2014 Best African Act at MOBO Award
  • 2014 Best Male Diaspora at African Muzik Magazine Awards
  • 2014 Afro Pop Song of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards
  • 2013 Best African Act at the MOBO Awards
  • 2019 UK based Ghanaian International Artist at the Ghana Music Awards UK

Fuse ODG Top Songs

  • Azonto (feat. Tiffany)
  • Antenna
  • BomBae (with Zack Knight & Badshah)
  • Million Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad)
  • Dangerous Love (feat. Sean Paul)

Fuse ODG Albums

  1. T.I.N.A. – 2014
  2. New Africa Nation – 2019

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