Bio

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MARK DARLINGTON OSAE

Mr Mark Darlington Osae has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Mark Darlington as he is affectionately called began his journey by organising events in Accra, Ghana. Notable amongst this was the Buju Banton’s Destiny Concert in 1999. He relocated to the United Kingdom for further studies where his love for music/entertainment flourished. He then branched into entertainment journalism as writer/editor of entertainment columns for, ROOTS Magazine and Ghana Today newspaper all based in London. He started music mastering and editing, working with engineers at the Hiltongrove Mastering Studios in London.
Albums he worked on included – ‘Nyakonton’ by Kontihene featuring hit track 'Aketesia', 'Aklowa' by Kaseem featuring Wulomei, 'Oye Ohene' by Obrafour, Agooji Baby by Lucky Mensah, 'Odo Nso' by Ekow Shailo (which introduced BATMAN Samini), 'Hye me bo' by Deeba (his second album). Mark ventured into studio music production with the encouragement of the late Big Joe (Nakasi Records) and Obrafour.
Mark has recorded vocals for Kwaisey Pee's hit album, 'Mehia Odo’, Kofi Nti (on his 'Akonta' album), X-Doe, Tinny, Bollie, Shyy (Nkasei), Naa K. (Nkasei), Barima Sidney, Yoggi Doggie, etc. He also produced songs for Sonni Balli, Iwan, Stonebwoy Burniton, Shatta Wale, IWAN, Sugar Ranking, Skrewfaze, Karamanti (Jamaica), Blasto Imva (Malawi) and a host of Jamaican, African, UK & European artistes. Mark has done a lot of collaborations with celebrated Ghanaian producers like Zapp Mallet, Kaywa, JQ, Dan Grahl (Taco), Agyengo, etc.
He has produced several radio jingles and DJ promos for various institutions, businesses, churches and DJs. Mark has four albums to his credit as a producer, writer and performer; Fa B e Wo -KD-2, Kulcha Riddim, Criticise Riddim, Sankofa Riddim, African Fire Riddim. He has received nominations for Bass Awards 'Riddim of the Year' in 2014 followed by UK -Based producer of the year at the Ghana Music Awards UK in 2017. Currently he is part of Reggie N Bollie management team and runs his own Black Kulcha record label.