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Fancy Gadam Biography, real name and net worth

By | December 4, 2023

Who is Fancy Gadam? Fancy Gadam is a Ghanaian musician, dancer, and songwriter. He comes from Hausa Zongo in Tamale, the Northern Region of Ghana. He does Afropop, Hiplife, and dancehall music and has won several awards, including the Best Afrobeat Entertainer Award at the 2020 International Reggae and World Music Awards.

Profile Summary of Fancy Gadam

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Real name: Mujahid Ahmed Bello
Age: 35 years old
Date of Birth: August 16, 1988
Nationality: Ghanaian
Hometown: Hausa Zongo, Tamale, Northern Region
Tribe: Suuna
Facebook: Fancy Gadam
Instagram: fancy_gadam2
Twitter: @FancyGadam

Early Life & Education

Fancy Gadam was born and raised in Hausa Zongo, a suburb of Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana. He was born on August 16, 1988, to Ahmed Bello and his fourth wife, Rukaya Bello. He started his education at Manhaliya Islamic School and continued at the Police Barracks Primary and Junior High School in Tamale.

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Age

He is 35 years old.

Parents

Fancy’s parents are Ahmed Bello and Rukaya Bello. Mr. Ahmed died in 2008. He was a conservative Islamic preacher and a Hausa man of Nigerian descent. Rukaya, Fancy’s mother, is a Dagomba and a trader at the Tamale Market. His parents gave birth to six children.

Siblings

Gadam has five biological siblings. One of his siblings is called Mansib Bello. He also has stepsiblings because his late father married four wives.

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Educational Background

He started his education at Manhaliya Islamic School and continued at the Police Barracks Primary and Junior High School in Tamale.

Wife

He is married to Mustapha Jamila.

Children

He has three children.

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Career

Fancy Gadam began his career as a dancer. He started dancing at age 12. He used to dance in school and at social gatherings in the Northern Region of Ghana, where he grew up. His early act earned him the nickname Baashibu jugu, meaning Dance Vulture.

In 2004, the Gadam Nation Boss quit school to pursue his passion. He teamed up with his friends to form a dance group in the Northern Region called B13. He was their leader, and they won some competitions in the North.

In 2009, the group auditioned for the Malta Guinness Street Dance Championship and qualified to represent the three Northern Regions of Ghana in the capital city, Accra. They placed third at the end of the championship.

In 2010, a year after the Malta Guinness Dance Competition, Fancy Gadam decided to do music. Aside from dancing at a young age, he was also a good singer. He began his professional music journey in 2010 and received coaching from artists in the Northern Region, like the B.F.G’s.

Later, in 2010, Bello signed on to 5M/Fad Entertainment and released his first album titled “Lah’zibsi” (Wonders). The album had songs like Kalipo dominating the airwaves in the Northern Region of Ghana and featured musicians like Iwan and Bamba.

Fancy Gadam currently has eight albums and one Extended Play to his credit. He has sold out concerts with his albums in the Northern Region and Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

Albums & EP

• Lah’zibsi (2010)
• Ashili (2012)
• Mujahid (2017)
• Dream (2019)
• One Don EP (2021)
• Competition (2023)

Songs

• Zahanli
• Bayinyaa
• Nje Vuri
• Ungrateful
• Ego Over You
• Akonko
• Total Cheat ft. Sarkodie
• Block & Delete
• Only you ft. Kuami Eugene
• Best Friend ft. Stonebwoy
• Customer ft. Patoranking
• Naayi Koomi ft. Rashid Metal
• Fara ft. Kofi Kinaata
• My Baby ft. Mugeez
• Juju ft. Shatta Wale
• Yakachana ft. Mr. Eazi
• Langalanga ft. Mr. Eazi
• Gmantambo
• Jebihi goro

Awards

• Best Afrobeat Entertainer Award – International Reggae and World Music Awards 2020.
• Most Promising Entertainer – International Reggae and World Music Awards 2019.
• Best Male Act – Ghana Entertainment Awards (USA) 2019.
• Song of the Year – Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2018.
• Hiplife Artiste of the Year – Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2018.
• New Artiste of the Year – Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2017.
• Favorite Music Video Category – People’s Celebrity Awards 2017.
• Favorite Song Category – People’s Celebrity Awards 2017.
• Overall Artiste of the Year – Northern Entertainment Awards 2016.
• Artiste of the Year (Northern Region) – Northern Entertainment Awards 2016.
• Most Popular Song of the Year – Northern Music Awards 2016.
• Artiste of the Year – Northern Music Awards 2016.
• Best Video of the Year – Northern Music Awards 2016.
• Jigwe New Act (Discovery) – Jigwe Awards 2016.
• Discovery of the Year – Bass Awards 2016.

House

Fancy Gadam has one house in Accra and two in Tamale, the Northern Region. He disclosed this in an interview with Serwaa Amihere on GhToday on GhOne TV.

Cars

He drives a white Toyota RAV4 car.

Net worth

Fancy has an estimated net worth of $80,000

FAQs about Fancy Gadam

• How old is Fancy Gadam?
He is 35 years old as of 2023

• What tribe is Fancy Gadam?
He belongs to the Suuna tribe.

• Where does Fancy Gadam come from?
He comes from Hausa Zongo in Tamale, the Northern Region of Ghana.

• How many awards has Fancy Gadam won?
He has won more than fifteen (15) awards.

• Which year did Fancy Gadam start music?
He began his professional music journey in 2010.

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