Ras Kuuku Biography: Age, Net Worth, Songs, Real Name, Instagram, Awards

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Ras Kuuku, whose real name is Kojo Kurankye, is a Ghanaian reggae and dancehall artiste who has been in the music industry for over a decade.

He is known for his unique music style, a fusion of reggae and dancehall.

He is also the founder and leader of Puom Music, a record label and movement that promotes positive and conscious music.

Ras Kuuku has won several awards, including the 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (V.G.M.A.) Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year.


  • Full name: Kojo Kurankye
  • Nickname: Ras Kuuku
  • Date of birth: July 23, 1984
  • Age: 39 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Accra, Ghana
  • Nationality: Ghanaian
  • Profession: Musician, songwriter, record producer
  • Height: 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
  • Parents: N/A
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship status: N/A
  • Net worth: $3 million

Early Life & Education

Ras Kuuku, who is currently 39, was born on July 23, 1984, in Accra, Ghana. He grew up in Dome, a suburb of Accra, where he developed his passion for music.

He had his Junior High School Education at Dome D.A.J.H.S. and continued his Secondary Education at Nungua Presec, where he was the Entertainment Prefect.

He started his musical career as a member of the Smile Africa group, which later split up. He then pursued his solo career and adopted the name Ras Kuuku, which means “the messenger of Jah”.

Personal Life

Ras Kuuku has not revealed much about his personal life to the public. He has kept his relationship status and family details private.

However, he is a devout Rastafarian who believes in the teachings of Haile Selassie I, the former emperor of Ethiopia. He is also a vegetarian and an advocate for environmental protection.

He has a dreadlocked hairstyle and often wears African-inspired outfits.


Ras Kuuku started his solo career in 2009 by releasing his debut album, Nokre, which means “fire” in Ga. The album featured songs such as “Father”,Nwom Krom”, and “Adi3 B3 Ky3”.

The album received positive reviews, earning him a nomination for the Discovery of the Year at the 2010 Bass Awards.

He followed up with his second album, Kuntunkununku, which means “the heaviest” in 2019.

The album featured songs such as “Wo”, “Me Mpaebo”, and “Your Eye Ball”. The album was a commercial success, winning him the Reggae/Dancehall Album of the Year at the 2019 Bass Awards. At the same event, he also won the Reggae Song of the Year and the Songwriter of the Year.

In 2020, Ras Kuuku released his third album, 3, 3 & 1, which means “three times three plus one” in Ga. The album featured songs such as “3, 3 & 1”, “She Fine”, and “100%”.

The album was well received by fans and critics and earned him the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year at the 2020 V.G.M.A. He also won the Video of the Year for his song “100%” at the same event.

However, he lost his award plaque shortly after the ceremony, which sparked controversy and mockery on social media.

He later found his plaque and explained that it was not stolen but misplaced.

Ras Kuuku has collaborated with many other Ghanaian and international artists, such as Stonebwoy, Samini, Shatta Wale, Kofi Kinaata, MzVee, and Alpha Blondy.

He has performed on various stages, both locally and internationally, such as the Ghana Meets Naija, the S-Concert, the Bass Awards, the Reggae Sun Ska Festival in France, and the One Africa Music Fest in New York.

He has also been involved in social and humanitarian projects, such as the Puom Peace Concert, the Ras Kuuku Foundation, and the Clean Ghana Campaign.

Net Worth

Ras Kuuku has an estimated net worth of $3 million, which he has accumulated from his music career, record label, and endorsements.

He is one of Ghana’s most successful and influential reggae and dancehall artists.


Ras Kuuku has been involved in some controversies in his career, mostly related to his music and awards. Some of the controversies are:

In 2017, he was accused of dissing Shatta Wale, his rival in the reggae and dancehall scene, in his song “Nwansina”.

He denied the accusation and said he was only expressing his opinion on the state of the industry.

In 2018, he was criticized for claiming he was the best reggae and dancehall artiste in Ghana and deserved to win the Artiste of the Year at the V.G.M.A. He said he was not arrogant but confident and had worked hard to earn recognition.

In 2020, he was mocked for losing his award plaque shortly after winning the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year at the V.G.M.A. He said he was not bothered by the mockery and was happy to have won the award.

In 2021, he was involved in a feud with Joe Mettle, a gospel artiste, who said he did not know Ras Kuuku until his award went missing.

Ras Kuuku responded by saying that Joe Mettle was not popular and that he wanted to use him to revive his career. He also said that Joe Mettle’s Artiste of the Year award in 2017 was fake and that his music was not better than his.

Social Media

  • Twitter handle: @RasKuuku
  • Instagram handle: @raskuuku


  • Father
  • Nwom Krom
  • Adi3 B3 Ky3
  • Wo
  • Me Mpaebo
  • Your Eye Ball
  • 3, 3 & 1
  • She Fine
  • 100%

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