Edem (born Denning Agbeviadey) is a Ghanaian hip-hop recording artist and performer who comes from the Volta region of Ghana. Even though he lost both parents at a tender age, he relentlessly rose to the occasion. After completing his studies at Bishop Herman College in 2003, he got in touch with the biggest hip-hop beat producer, ‘Hammer of the Last Two’, to record his debut album 'Volta Regime'.
The album had songs that topped charts in Ghana, Togo and Benin. 'Volta Regime' got 7 nominations in the 2010 Ghana Music Awards, winning Hip-Hop Song of the Year.
His second album, ‘Mass Production' included hits such as ‘Too Much’, ‘The Legacy’ (video shot by renowned Hollywood director Samad Davis of Davis Media Group), ‘Ghetto Arise’ (which won him a certificate from the World Bank Ghana and prize money for Music for Development category), ‘Over Again’, ‘Hey Ba’ (video shot by award-winning director Gyo Gyimah of Phamous Philms) and many more. The album earned Edem 4Syte Music Video Awards in 2012 for Best Reggae video and in 2013 for Best Special Effects. His third album, 'Books&Rhymes', was released in late 2014 and features Cleo Ice Queen (Zambia), MI (Nigeria), Ice Prince (Nigeria), Roberto (Zambia), Wyre (Kenya), Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), Sway (UK), Black Prophet (Holland/Ghana) and a host of other Ghanaian artists. The recent 2015 VGMAs saw Edem sweep three awards: Album of the Year, Afro-Pop Song of the Year and Video of the Year
Edem has become a major brand with fans all over the continent. He was the youngest artist in Ghana to be sign a deal with African telecom giant Globacom. A strong advocate for education, he became the face of Marshalls University College in Accra. Other brands he has been associated with include; Absolut Vodka, Club Beer and BET (he took part in the first-ever African BET cypher). Edem's Volta Regime Foundation has been engaged in various charitable activities, leading Edem to be named by renowned journalist Ameyaw Debrah as the philanthropist of the year. Edem recently got an award from the University Of Ghana Legon School Of Allied Sciences for his contribution to arts and entertainment. Some of his other charity work includes a reading project with the Goethe-Institut, Joy FM's Annual Easter Soup Kitchen, UNAIDS and others.