Elom Adablah (born 28 June 1986), better known by his stage name E.L, is an award-winning Ghanaian Afrobeat Musician, rapper, singer, Pioneering producer and pulse racing performer.He won the Artiste of the Year at 2015/2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards which was held on the 8th of May 2016 at the Ghana International Conference Center in Accra.
He also won the 2015/2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Hip-life/Hip-hop Artiste of the Year. EL’s hit records include “Obuu Mo”, “Kaalu”, “One Ghana”, “Auntie Martha”, “Shelele”, “Mi Naa Bo Po”, “Koko” and “KaaBuAme, See me Sometime, Abaa and Pay Like a Boss”.
He gained fast reputation for his crazy club bangers and spectacular Afrobeats sound and has been constant rise since the release of his debut album “Something Else” in June 2012.He has performed his music at many platforms globally. E.L releases an annmimixtlaape he calls “The BAR (Best African Rapper) and in 2017, he released the 4th one called BAR IV.
E.L grew up in Dansoman, a suburb of Accra. He first attended St. Martin De Porres School in Dansoman where he excelled as a top student and later transferred to Jack and Jill where he completed his Junior Secondary School level. He then gained admission into Presbyterian Boys Secondary School (PRESEC), where he discovered his musical talent. After high school, he pursued a degree in economics and political science at the University of Ghana, Legon.
2008: Music Beginnings:
During his first year in the university, EL signed to Jayso’s Skillions Records alongside other notable young Ghanaian underground artists like Ball J, Gemini, Kevin Beats, Killmatic and Lil Shaker, and helped Jayso co-produce the Skillionaires Demotape. However, after graduating from the university, the Skillions broke up and EL became a solo artist.
He acquired a studio in Asylum Down and began working on a new mixtape. He went as far as releasing a single, “Chale (So Fli)”, with Jay Foley, Wolf and Kwaku T (remix). However the mixtape was never released. EL relocated to a better studio at Osu, and invested all his available funds in acquiring state-of-the-art equipment much to the chagrin of family and friends.
Awards And Nominations
2010 African Movie Academy Awards:Best Original Soundtrack ‘A sting in a tale’
2010 Ghana Movie Awards: Best Score Award, Checkmate And more
2011 Ghana Music Awards: Hip-hop Song of the Year award, “Get On the Dance Floor”, Producer
2012/2013 Ghana Music Awards Album of the Year
2015/2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Hip-life/Hip-hop Artiste of the year
2015/2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Artiste of the Year
2016 Ghana Music Awards UK Artiste of the Year
2015/2016 Ghana Music Awards Producer Of the Year
2015/2016 Ghana Music Awards Afro pop song Of the Year
2016/2017 Ghana Music Awards Afro Pop Song Of The Year (Kaa Bu Ame)
2017 Ghana Entertainment Awards – USA Best Album (BAR 3)
2017 4SYTE MVA BEST EDITED VIDEO