Artistically known as Keeny Ice, Amu Barnabas is a Ghanaian Hip-hop/ Hiplife recording artiste from Aflao in the Volta Region of Ghana. He is the last of three boys born to a Benin father, Mr. Pacal Amu and a Ghanaian Mother, the late Mrs. Elizabeth Senayah Amu on 11th June, 1991.
Keeny Ice had his basic education at Modestus International Primary and JSS in the 2006 with a BECE certificate. He then continued to study Visual Arts at Three Town Senior High School at Denu, also in the Volta Region of Ghana where he completed in 2011 with WASSCE Certificate.
During his second-cycle education, Keeny won the hearts of his peers and all mates who watched him perform on stage during entertainment session and those who listened to him freestyle. He gradually became one of the best student artistes in the whole of the Volta Region.
In 2015, two years down the lane; Keeny Ice has improved to have his name and creativity become a household name in the Ghanaian Music Industry.
After school, Keeny Ice decided to venture into music fully and undoubtedly, he is doing very well. He is currently focused on HipHop/Hiplife genres of music where he sings his native language, Ewe mixed with English as his identity. And with this identity, he has been signed to Nigerian-owned Record Label, Mo’shes Musik. He is as at now in the studio working on his debut EP which is intended to be a well-packaged gift to his enthusiasts in Africa.
Ice’s debut single titled, (song name) released in 2014 which featured legendary Ghanaian singer, Castro aided as an official introduction to music buffs in Ghana and surrounding countries. This collaboration gave him exactly the needed recognition where he was watched sharing stages with already established musicians in the Ghanaian Showbiz industry. He has since released songs and features including ‘Dance Fever’ featuring Edem; ‘Rap Monster’, ‘Alhaji’, ‘Hail Mary’, ‘Get Money’, and ‘FlowMatics’, among others.
With these songs to his credit, Keeny Ice is gradually expanding his fan base and selling his brand across Africa. His Lyrical content, delivery and his energy on stage has made him a force to reckon with in the African music industry.
His recent performance which gained him added recognition in his country of residence, Ghana was at the 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Nominees Jam, where he thrilled fans with his energetic stage craft.
KEENY ICE, when given the mantle is ready to take the musical industry by storm in Africa and the world as a whole.