One-half of the Norwegian dance/hip hop duo Madcon alongside Yosef Wolde-Mariam who released six albums between 2004 and 2013.
He came together with Yosef in 1992 to form the duo. They released a first single eight years later called "God Forgive Me."
Their music has been heard in movies such as Step Up 3 and Just Go With It, and in the trailer for Bad Teacher.
He has siblings named Nosizwe Baqwa and Lanti Baqwa.
Phillip Phillips sang Madcon's song "Beggin" as part of his American Idol run.