$pacely, known formally as Elorm Kabu Amenyah and casually as Keanu or the Ad-lib King, was born in Accra, Ghana and grew up in Geneva, Switzerland. Exposed to many cultures, he speaks English, French, Twi and Ga fluently and absorbed a diverse palate of international music. His love for music, fashion and art manifested upon relocating to Ghana in 2012, where he formed a budding music group in high school with friend Art Soul Kojo, a painter and an artist.
In 2016, he met Kuvie, producer of hit Ghanaian songs Chorkor Special, Double Trouble and Grind. With Kuvie, he made his first single 'Love on Drugs(ft DarkoVibes prod by NXWRTH)' where a thick, low-pitched slurred voice garnered a lot of attention to him. Ultimately spending time together in the creative tutelage of Villain Sounds studio formed a bond among him and five other musical talents, which led to the creation of a collective aptly named by $pacely as 'La Même Gang' meaning the same gang; reflecting the energy, camaraderie and alternative vision the boys shared for shaping the future of the Ghanaian music scene. Then in 2017, he released Digit$, a heavy trap banger solidifying his thick slur as one to look out for, and bursting him onto the public eye with a remix video gaining 144,000 views on Youtube. Around that same time La Même gang released their first EP ‘La Même Tape’, a #1 entry on the Ghanaian Apple music charts, blowing the unexpecting listeners away with its imaginative melange of music ahead of its time. He continued to display his versatility with R&B crooning in ‘Dit Moi ft. Kwesi Arthur’ and Afrobeat rhythms in ‘Yenkodi ft Buman & Odartei’. In 2018, he featured on the biggest rap song of the year ‘Boys Kasa’ by R2Bees, and also featured a non-stop flow on the stunning hit ‘Stables’ by Joey B, both earning him multiple nominations at the VGMAs as well as the 3music awards. He also shared nominations based on his gang’s second tape ‘La Même Tape: Linksters’, amounting to a total of 5 and 6 nominations respectively at each of these prestigious award shows. Finally 2019 marked the journey to his first EP, 'Fine$$e or be Fine$$ed', beginning with a sturdy collaboration with Kofi Mole called ‘Yawa’. For his debut solo project, $pacely reaches within and without for a fine blend of classic Afrobeats, Hip-hop and the new Ghanaian wavey sound to produce 'Fine$$e Or Be Fine$$ed'.
Currently sitting on +550k audio streams since release across digital platforms, the project was executively produced by Kuvie; one of Ghana's most prolific producers leading the sound of the new Ghana, along with Kayso & Moor Sound, the 10 tracked LP which introduces $pacely as a solo artist outside of the edgy and innovative La Même Gang, is a story of the versatility of $pacely as he works with a host of different styled artists like Odunsi The Engine and BOJ, delivering melodies on a blend of sounds, the project has something for every ear.
Over the past few years he has become a touring staple, stealing the crowd at every major Ghanaian event like Afronation Ghana, Detty Rave, Afrochella, Rapperholic, Ghana Rocks, Tidal Rave, Boiler Room and his gang’s titular concert Crusade which attracts crowds flying in from all over the world to witness. His live performances have mesmerized audiences with his exuberant energy, style and ad-libs, and his iconic ad-libs have further distinguished his features on ‘Homicide’ by Sarkodie and ‘Balance’ and ‘Blessing’ by Pappy Kojo. His reputation has also been stamped as a fashion icon due to his fun and intricate style, and he has been highlighted in many campaigns including Daily Paper’s SS19 collection. The growing movement of brotherhood and support exemplified by him and his gang inspire a positivity and unity that is unmistakably felt throughout every crowd they encounter, and indeed in the future of Ghanaian music itself.
He remains a flexible creative, switching flow from English to French to Twi effortlessly, and demonstrating skill in Trap, Afropop and R&B with fine$$e.