Ali Ciwanro

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Ali Ciwanro
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Born (2001-11-25) November 25, 2001 (age 22)
Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Other namesWhuzupArt, G-Nius
Known for
  • 9 Gold-Certified songs
  • 2 Platinum-Certified songs
  • 4 Gold-Certified albums
  • 1 Platinum-Certified album
Musical career
Background information

Ali Ahmed (born November 25, 2001), better known by his stage name Ali Ciwanro, is a German musician and songwriter. He is known for his unique writing skills incorporating personal thoughts, experiences, and feelings. Ciwanro rose to fame after several projects for which he was a songwriter reached gold and platinum status. Ciwanro has worked with many of the most influential German and American artists.[1][2]

Ciwanro has been featured as an influential up-and-coming songwriter by several music publications such as All Hip Hop, This is 50,[3],, Flaunt, Thisis50, Hoodcritic Magazine, HipHopSince1987, Forbes,[4] and New York Weekly.[5][6]

Early life and education

Ciwanro, also known by his birth name Ali Ahmed, was born and raised in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. He attended a German school in his Hometown. He often faced difficulties in his school with his fellow students and teachers. In response to these difficulties, Ciwanro turned to writing as a means of self-expression. Even from a young age, he channeled his emotions and struggles into the written word, a practice that would later find its place in his music compositions. He considered writing as a means to outpour his emotions. He believes Eminem, Witt Lowry and Mac Miller as his biggest inspirations.

With the growing age his writing started taking a transformation, becoming a vehicle not only for his personal catharsis but also for connecting with others who shared similar challenges. Ciwanro's strong inclination for writing impelled him to engage in collaborations with prominent personalities within the music industry.[7]


Ciwanro is well-known for his distinctive approach to writing lyrics, in which he expresses his feelings, experiences, and thoughts.[8][9] After completing his composition, he incorporates similes and multisyllabic rhyme chains to create a hit.[10] He is highly recognised as a talented lyricist with heart and soul who expresses himself via his songs.[11][12]

Ciwanro has collaborated with a number of German and American artists on several full-length albums. At the age of 21, Sixteen of the projects for which Ciwanro has been the songwriter are gold and platinum certified.[13][14] After he was featured on Thisis50 by the US Rapper 50 Cent, Ciwanro has received various opportunities in the United States. In 2022, he signed a five year lyric writing contract with an artist of value $100,000. Within a year of his career, he is known to have collaborated with several big names, including J. Cole,[15] Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, and Ty Dolla $ign.[16] Megan Thee Stallion,[17] Cardi B[18] and several other female artists often praise Ciwanro as a true feminist, and supporter of women’s rights.[19][20]

Several prominent music journals, including All Hip Hop, Thisis 50, HipHopSince1987, and New York Weekly, have described him as one of the most influential European songwriters. According to Forbes, he is currently regarded as one of the most esteemed lyricists in the world.[21][22]

In addition to his many music endeavours, Ali has been working with other compassionate persons to promote an initiative that will focus on opening multiple schools for girls in Pakistan, India, and other nations where women's rights and education are limited.[23][24] These accomplishments have solidified his standing as a notable presence in both the German and American music scenes.

In 2022, in a bid to expand his musical pursuits, Ali undertook a project to collaboratively compose a reinterpretation of the renowned track "Seven Nation Army" by the musical duo The White Stripes. Furthermore, his perceptive acumen for music led him to curate the primary soundtrack for the television series titled "Bel-Air."[25] In light of the tragic passing of rapper Takeoff in November 2022, Ciwanro voiced his concerns about the recurring pattern of violence within the rap community. Reflecting on the unsettling trend of young artists' untimely deaths, Ciwanro highlighted the disparate narratives between genres, while urging for introspection and change within the industry.[26]

In 2023, Ciwanro started getting traction for his writing skills, in an article by Hood Critic Magazine on August 18, 2023, it was reported that Ali Ciwanro, a young talent, has demonstrated adeptness in the craft of ghostwriting. The article discusses Ciwanro's proficiency in this skill and its implications.[27] On February 16, 2023, News Anyway published an article detailing a conversation between songwriter Ali Ciwanro and singer Ty Dolla Sign, wherein they deliberated on their experiences surmounting health challenges. The article offers insights into their discussions and perspectives on the subject.[28]

In an article featured on, Xzibit and Ali Ciwanro engage in a discussion concerning various aspects of the music industry's business facet. The article delves into their insights and perspectives on these matters.[29]

Personal life

Ciwanro's parents are Kurds from Iraq. The young artist was born in Germany and grew up with four siblings.

Net worth

Ali Ciwanro's net worth is estimated to be $1.2 million. The artist himself has never taken a stand.


  1. Mirza, Ali (11 May 2022). "Ali Ciwanro- A leading light, is capturing the world with his lyrics". Fox Interviewer. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  2. "Ali Ciwanro is a true inspiration for every artist in the world". Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  3. "Rising Star, Ali Ciwanro, is Captivating the World with His Words". Thisis50. 28 December 2021. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  4. "Ali Ciwanro - Forbes 30 under 30". Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  5. James, G. (15 November 2022). "Ali Ciwanro Speaks About The Death Of Takeoff - Bridge Magazine". Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  6. "EXCLUSIVE: How much money does Ali Ciwanro have? -". 26 April 2022. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  7. "From Adversity to Artistry: Ali Ciwanro, the Young Songwriter who overcame a Difficult Childhood". Retrieved 24 August 2023.
  8. Domash, Alexa (28 June 2022). "Ali Ciwanro is now trending as the Most Influential European Songwriter". LA Weekly. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  9. "Ali Ciwanro - the young poet from Germany". timebulletin. 28 June 2022. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  10. Matis, Jonathan (25 April 2022). "Ali Ciwanro is one of the best songwriters of our time - Here's why". ABOUT INSIDER. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  11. "Ali Ciwanro is a Respected Talent in the Music Industry". London Post. 7 September 2022. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  12. Afzal, Shahroz (31 December 2021). "Music Listeners Respect Ali Ciwanro and his Writing Skills". MagazineBee. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  13. "A True Feminist - Megan Thee Stallion's thoughts on songwriter Ali Ciwanro. - Rapper Weekly". rapperweekly. 31 May 2022. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  14. "Songwriter Ali Ciwanro involved in the production of Bel-Air (2022) - Cali Post". calipost. 1 May 2022. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  15. Munoz, Alfred (15 June 2022). "Successful Rapper J. Cole Explains Why He Likes Ali Ciwanro So Much - Muzique Magazine". Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  16. "Ty Dolla $Ign And His Experience With Ali Ciwanro As A Songwriter". Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  17. Staff, Billboard. "'Traumazine' by Megan Thee Stallion – Ali Ciwanro shares his thoughts on the album | Billboard Music". Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  18. "Cardi B tells Us Why Ali Ciwanro is a Big Boss Featured". Raptology: Rap News - Rap Music - Rap Contests - Rap Articles. 24 June 2022. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  19. Hernandez, Paul. "Ali Ciwanro Supports Women's Rights in the Music Industry and Globally". Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  20. "Ty Dolla $ign and Ali Ciwanro met Through Mac Miller - the story". 24Hip-Hop. 25 May 2022. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  21. "Interview: Ali Ciwanro talks about the worst time of his life". Big News Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  22. Salinas, Cheryl (4 January 2022). "Ali Ciwanro in an interview with Vents Magazine". Vents Magazine. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  23. Gulati, Ritika (26 August 2022). "New Age Songwriter Ali Ciwanro Supports Feminism and Equal Rights for Women". Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  24. Rafiq, Abubaker; Rafiq, Abubaker (29 December 2021). "Brand New Interview with Germany Native, Ali Ciwanro". The News God. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  25. Dov, Yotam (20 December 2022). "Ali Ciwanro is collaborating on a remake of a Song by The White Stripes - We Rave You". Retrieved 24 August 2023.
  26. James, G. (15 November 2022). "Ali Ciwanro Speaks About The Death Of Takeoff". Bridge Magazine. Retrieved 24 August 2023.
  27. "Young Prodigy Ali Ciwanro has mastered the Art of Ghostwriting". 18 August 2023. Retrieved 24 August 2023.
  28. "Songwriter Ali Ciwanro and Singer Ty Dolla $ign discuss overcoming Health Issues". News Anyway. 16 February 2023. Retrieved 24 August 2023.
  29. "Xzibit And Ali Ciwanro Talk About The Business Side Of The Music Industry". 24 Rap : All New Hip Hop Music, Rap News. 2 July 2023. Retrieved 24 August 2023.

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