Knii Lante, The Medical Doctor Who Heals With Reggae Music
Born Nii Lante Okunka Blankson, professionally known on stage as “Knii Lante”, is a Ghanaian reggae, soul, and Afro pop musician, songwriter, and a medical doctor from Accra, Ghana.
Knii Lante has a degree in BSC in Human Biology, MBCHB and MWACP.
He started his music career when he was in medical school as he featured on a fellow reggae musician, Blakk Rasta’s song titled “Obama”. He also featured on late Michael Dwamena’s song “Ngozi” which won an award for collaboration of the year at the Ghana Music Awards in 2007/2008. He is a composer who plays piano and guitar.
He has two albums: Love & Revolution, and True Feelings which featured Jamaican Reggae singer, Queen Ifrica, Cherine Anderson among others.
He has also worked with professional producers like Dean Fraser and Mikie Bennett.
Knii Lante has performed at Felabration organised at The Shrine and Freedom Park Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria. Released his second album ‘True Feelings’ at the Redbones Blue Cafe in Kingston-Jamaica, performed at Rebel Salute in Jamaica, MASA 2018 in Côte d’Ivoire, Chale Wote Festival in Ghana, Kuchoko Festival 2018 in Ghana, and the Accra Jazz Festival in Ghana featuring legendary reggae group, UB40, Steve Bade and more.
Knii Lante has to his credit as Ghana Music Award 2011: Best Male Vocalist of the Year, Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2014: Best Music Video of the Year and Bass Awards 2017 : Best Male Vocalist of the Year.
Knii Lante is well known for hit songs”When You Love Someone”featuring Trigmatic and produced by legendary Zapp Mallet, “Baby Take Good Care” featuring Jamaica’s Queen Ifrica, “Thinking Out Loud” (Ed Sheeran Cover) produced by Dean Fraser, “Gimme The Roots” (Reggae Rock Riddim), “Beautiful Virgo” (Uptown Girl Riddim) , “Hello”(Adele Reggae Cover) with Big Hills Band, “Killa Machine” featuring Jupitar & Obibini produced by Genius Selection, “A 1000 Ways”(Reggae Fest Riddim), “You”featuring Feli Nuna, “Boots Off”, “This thing” , just to mention a few.