Keeny ice
Keeny Ice

Artistically known as Keeny Ice, Amu Barnabas is a Ghanaian Hip-hop/ Hiplife performing  artiste from Aflao in the of Ghana. He is the last of three boys born to his  Benin father, Mr. Pacal Amu and a Ghanaian Mother, the late Mrs. Elizabeth Senayah Amu on 11th June, 1991.

Birth name: Barnabas Amu

Birth place: Aflao, Ghana

Genres: Hip-hop/ Hiplife

Occupation (s): Musician/Entrepreneur 

Years active: 2015 to present

Management: ABM Global

had his basic education at Modestus International and completed  in  2006 with BECE certificate. He then continued to study Visual Arts at Three Town Senior High School at Denu, also in the   and graduated  in 2011 with WASSCE Certificate.

During his second cycle education, Keeny Ice won the admiration of his peers who watched him perform several times during entertainments programs. He gradually became one of the best student artistes in the at the time.

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In 2015,  he evolved and his strength as a musician became well known and added an appreciable number of music lovers to his fanbase and these ‘Keeny Freaks’ eventually propagated his works to the others.


After school, Keeny Ice ventured into full time music. He is currently focused on HipHop/Hiplife genre of music . He blends his native language “Adza” with English to communicate his message.

His debut ‘Adam and eve’ featuring prolific Ghanaian musician, Castro of blessed memory officially introduced him to the music scene and the reception has since been amazing.

He then followed up with other singles and features, notable among them is ‘Dance fever’ featuring his Godfather Edem, Rap Monster, Alhaji, Hail mary, featuring Kofi Kinaata, ft , , Come Thru, Money feat Hairlergbe among others.

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Keeny Ice Songs

Keeny Ice Awards

Keeny Ice won the Best Music Video, Best Collaboration and Best Rapper awards at the 2018 VMAs, and expectant of wining big at the 2019 VMAs, where he got nominated in 7 categories, including artist of the year category. At the same time Keeny Ice bagged 5 nominations at the 2020 edition of the @voltamusicawards.






He earned five(5) nominations and three(3) awards at the 2018

In 2019 he won three(3) awards including the ultimate Artiste of the year at the .

Keeny Ice EP

In 2021, he released his debut Extended Play(EP) dubbed “Border Vibes” in which he told the real life and music hustle story inspired by his childhood days, experiences on the musical journey and his future plans.

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Keeny Ice has performed on many stages including Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Nominees Jam in Ho, Koforidua Technical University Awards, Ghana/Naija Beach Rave, Ghana Meets Naija 2019, EdemFest, SaminiFest, Zylofon Cash Activation Concert and also on many big stages in Nigeria and Togo.

He runs KICA Foundation, an NGO that encourages teaching and learning of Creative arts in Basic schools.

Keeny Ice is not just a musician but also working industriously to impact the lives of people around the world through all forms of creativity.