Kontihene is known as Emmanuel Nana Appiah Boateng and is a hiplife artiste in Ghana. Kontihene is the title given to the money chief or sika hene in Akan Traditional circles.
Emmanuel grew up in Kumasi, going to Martyrs of Uganda and Opoku Ware Secondary School (Akatakyie). He learned to play the piano at a very young age and can play the saxophone as well. He is also a student of Hampshire University studying business administration and commercial law.
He helped introduce jama into Ghanaian music circles through his debut hit, 'Aketesea'. It subsequently won him Ghana's best song of 2002 and Nyankonton was hailed as one of the best hiplife albums. He is believed to be the first hiplife artiste to be featured by Kojo Antwi on his 'Me die ne woa' song (Densu album) and Mr. Music man helped him record his second album (Nsoroma).
He is credited as being the first artist who helped introduced jama into Ghanaian music circles through his debut hit, 'Aketesea’. It subsequently won him Ghana’s best song in 2002 at the Ghana Music Awards. He is also believed to be the first hiplife artist to be featured by the renowned highlife artist Kojo Antwi on his ‘Me die ne woa’ song and the Musicman himself helped him record his second album (Nsoroma).
Some of his popular songs include Effeh, M'adamfo pa beko, Adaadaa, Adwoa, Migizigi, Nkomo de, Rekpete, Nana wo hene, Africa Mama, Beverly, Gyina pintinn, Poppy, and Okwaadonto.