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Kaywa SuitKaywa has won VGMAs Sound Engineer of the Year on four occasions
Music producer and sound engineer, David Kojo Kyei, widely known as Kaywa has reminisced what could be described as the best moment in his creative arts journey, having received a rousing welcome and hefty amount from Nigerian record producer, singer and songwriter, Don Jazzy.

According to Kaywa who spoke on Daybreak Hitz, he had a phone call from the Mavin Records boss following how he mixed R2bees’ ‘Kiss Your Hand’.

As monitored by, Kaywa told host, Andy Dosty that Don Jazzy expressed interest in meeting him and asked him to come over to Nigeria that very day for business. Although Kaywa suggested that the data be sent to him so he works on it in Ghana, Don Jazzy insisted and made arrangements for his journey.

“He took me to the best hotels to live in. Everything I wanted, he provided for me to do productions and he paid me well. He was even thinking that, maybe what [he was] giving me was not too much so he had to give to Dr SID to come and give to me. But interestingly, what he gave me was huge. When I touched town, I called my boys [to] close down the studio,” an elated Kaywa said.

“You’ll work and work but will not get that cash in Ghana,” he noted. “I appreciate him so much. They opened my eyes into the business aspect of what we do. A lot of Ghanaian artistes are very excited about what they do. We sing, we are very good; but we don’t look at the business aspect of what we do so it is difficult for us to get people to invest.”

Don Jazzy

‘Kiss Your Hand’ featured Nigerian act, Wande Coal. It was adjudged Afro Pop Song of the Year at the 2011 Ghana Music Awards.

Kaywa has produced pieces such as ‘Bibini Ba’ by Kwabena Kwabena, ‘Niger Bebe’ by Ruff n Smooth, ‘Kolom’ by Buk Bak, ‘Onyame Nhyira’ by Sarkodie, Samini’s Where My Baby Dey, ‘Mansa’ by Bisa Kdei, ‘Next Level’ by Keche, Jennifer Lomotey’ by Kulr Sogx, ‘Alewa’ by Ofori Amponsah and many others.

He has been crowned Sound Engineer of the Year in the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 Ghana Music Awards.

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