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Kwesi Arthur inspired me to do music – Yaw Tog

Musician, Yaw Tog says he was inspired by Kwesi Arthur to do music.

According to the “Sore” hitmaker, he loved playing football when growing up but one day his mother stopped him from playing.

Speaking on E Vibes, Yaw Tog says he developed a passion for music and listening to Kwesi Arthur because he could no longer play football and was lonely after school.

“After school, I am in the house and I was like “no let me do something”. So that was how I started writing music. Through Kwesi Arthur, he was my big inspiration for my music career.”

Yaw Tog is a Ghana-based African rapper and songwriter. He became famous while still a youngster after releasing his debut single, Sore, in September 2020.

Kwesi Arthur inspired me to do music - Yaw Tog

Many music fans streamed and downloaded the song Sore, which went viral on the internet.

It dominated the Ghanaian Apple Music Chart for several weeks. Stormzy of the United Kingdom and Kwesi Arthur of Ghana collaborated on the song’s remix.

E-Vibes is a weekly programme that delves into the background of the country’s celebrated personalities who are doing tremendous work in their chosen fields of work, cutting across sectors.

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I’m not limited to drill music – Yaw Tog

Musician Yaw Tog has revealed that he is not limited when it comes to music.

The artiste does not only be associated with rap or drill. He wants to be identified as one who can do different genres.

Speaking on E Vibes, Yaw Tog says he is an all-round artist and not just a rapper.

“As for me, I am an artiste and I create different types of music. I do everything,” he told Becky

Yaw Tog is a Ghana-based African rapper and songwriter.

He became famous while still a youngster after releasing his debut single, Sore, in September 2020. Many music fans streamed and downloaded the song Sore, which went viral on the internet.

I'm not limited to drill music - Yaw Tog

It dominated the Ghanaian Apple Music Chart for several weeks. Stormzy of the United Kingdom and Kwesi Arthur of Ghana collaborated on the song’s remix.

E-Vibes is a weekly programme that delves into the background of the country’s celebrated personalities who are doing tremendous work in their chosen fields of work, cutting across sectors.

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Yaw Tog to tour high schools in Africa this year

Musician, Yaw Tog has revealed some plans for the year 2022.

Speaking exclusively on E Vibes, the rapper said he will be touring high schools in Africa as part of his project.

“I have an upcoming tour, High school tours in all the countries in Africa. Shows, big projects so you guys should watch out,” he said.

Yaw Tog became famous while still a youngster after releasing his debut single, Sore, in September 2020.

Many music fans streamed and downloaded the song Sore, which went viral on the internet.

Yaw Tog to tour high schools in Africa this year

It dominated the Ghanaian Apple Music Chart for several weeks. Stormzy of the United Kingdom and Kwesi Arthur of Ghana collaborated on the song’s remix.

E-Vibes is a weekly programme that delves into the background of the country’s celebrated personalities who are doing tremendous work in their chosen fields of work, cutting across sectors.

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From football to music: The story of Yaw Tog

Musician Yaw Tog has revealed the circumstances that lead to him pursuing music.

According to the rapper, he loved playing football when growing up but one day his mother stopped him from playing.

Speaking on E Vibes, Yaw Tog says he developed a passion for music because he could no longer play football and was lonely after school.

“The first day I wanted to play football, I did it in a forced way because my mum was like ‘no relax relax’ but I did it and one day she came to park and started talking and told me to stop playing and go home.”

“I was a shy type so I left. From that day, that’s where I started listening to music because I was lonely doing nothing at home. After school, I am in the house and I was like no let me do something. So that was how I started writing music.

Yaw Tog is a Ghana-based African rapper and songwriter.

From football to music: The story of Yaw Tog

He became famous while still a youngster after releasing his debut single, Sore, in September 2020. Many music fans streamed and downloaded the song Sore, which went viral on the internet.

It dominated the Ghanaian Apple Music Chart for several weeks. Stormzy of the United Kingdom and Kwesi Arthur of Ghana collaborated on the song’s remix.

E-Vibes is a weekly programme that delves into the background of the country’s celebrated personalities who are doing tremendous work in their chosen fields of work, cutting across sectors.

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Yaw Tog opens up about how he deals with negativity

Rapper Yaw Tog says he has the ability to sense negativity in any environment he finds himself in.

According to the Rapper, whenever he goes to a place and he feels negativity, his mood changes.

Speaking on E Vibes with Becky, Yaw Tog disclosed he does not pay attention to that.

“I don’t pay attention to them, when I go to a place, I’m the type of person I feel negativity, so when I see it, I will never be happy at that place. My mood will change. So I don’t really pay attention to them.”

Yaw Tog is a Ghana-based African rapper and songwriter.

Yaw Tog opens up about how he deals with negativity

He became famous while still a youngster after releasing his debut single, Sore, in September 2020. Many music fans streamed and downloaded the song Sore, which went viral on the internet.

It dominated the Ghanaian Apple Music Chart for several weeks. Stormzy of the United Kingdom and Kwesi Arthur of Ghana collaborated on the song’s remix.

E-Vibes is a weekly programme that delves into the background of the country’s celebrated personalities who are doing tremendous work in their chosen fields of work, cutting across sectors.

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‘Sore’ and ‘Fake Ex’ are my favorite songs – Yaw Tog’s mother

Mother of rapper, Yaw Tog has revealed her picks from her son’s music collection.

Speaking with Becky on Evibes, Joyce Mensah disclosed that Sore and Fake Ex are her favourites.

“Sore and Fake ex are my favourites,” she said.

Mrs Mensah also said his son stands tall among his peers and that she believes her son will never go astray.

“My son stands out among his peers, and I have faith in him that he will never stray from the road he has chosen,” he said.

Yaw Tog is a Ghana-based African rapper and songwriter.

'Sore' and 'Fake Ex' are my favorite songs - Yaw Tog's mother

He became famous while still a youngster after releasing his debut single, Sore, in September 2020. Many music fans streamed and downloaded the song Sore, which went viral on the internet.

It dominated the Ghanaian Apple Music Chart for several weeks. Stormzy of the United Kingdom and Kwesi Arthur of Ghana collaborated on the song’s remix.

E-Vibes is a weekly programme that delves into the background of the country’s celebrated personalities who are doing tremendous work in their chosen fields of work, cutting across sectors.

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My passion for music started when I was stopped from playing football – Yaw Tog

Musician Yaw Tog has revealed the circumstances that lead to his pursuit of music.

According to the rapper, he loved playing football when growing up but one day his mother stopped him from playing.

Speaking on E Vibes, Yaw Tog says he developed a passion for music because he could no longer play football and was lonely after school.

He told Becky that “the first day I wanted to play football, I did it in a forced way because my mum was like “no relax relax” but I did it and one day she came to the park and started talking and told me to stop playing and go home.”

“I was a shy type so I left. From that day, that’s where I started listening to music because I was lonely doing nothing at home. After school, I am in the house and I was like no let me do something. So that was how I started writing music,” he narrated.

Yaw Tog is a Ghana-based African rapper and songwriter. He became famous while still a youngster after releasing his debut single, Sore, in September 2020. Many music fans streamed and downloaded the song Sore, which went viral on the internet.

My passion for music started when I was stopped from playing football - Yaw Tog

It dominated the Ghanaian Apple Music Chart for several weeks. Stormzy of the United Kingdom and Kwesi Arthur of Ghana collaborated on the song’s remix.

E-Vibes is a weekly programme that delves into the background of the country’s celebrated personalities who are doing tremendous work in their chosen fields of work, cutting across sectors.

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I knew my son will be a star – Yaw Tog’s mother

The mother of rapper, Yaw Tog has revealed that she knew her son will be a star when he grows up.

According to Joyce Mensah, she got a prophecy ten years ago that Yaw Tog was going to be a popular person but did not know music was going to be his breakthrough.

Speaking on E-Vibes with Becky, the mother of three disclosed that Yaw loved football growing up to the extent that she had to hide his boots to stop him from playing at some point.

“He used to play football and was even a champion. But I’ve never liked the neighbourhood where he used to play. I was terrified because I had heard that raising a boy child as a woman is difficult. Occasionally, I would hide his football boots. It came to a point where I had to take his ball away from him,” she narrated.

I knew my son will be a star - Yaw Tog's mother

Joyce Mensah also revealed that her son is very humble and one who used to sing during his Sunday school days.

“During Sunday school services, he sings at times. He’s calm and submissive since he understands where we’re from. He’s been humble since he was a child.”

I knew my son will be a star - Yaw Tog's mother

Yaw Tog is a Ghana-based African rapper and songwriter from Kumasi.

He became famous after releasing his debut single, Sore, in September 2020. Many music fans streamed and downloaded the song which went viral on the internet.

I knew my son will be a star - Yaw Tog's mother

It dominated the Ghanaian Apple Music Chart for several weeks. Stormzy of the United Kingdom and Kwesi Arthur of Ghana collaborated on the song’s remix.

E-Vibes is a weekly programme that delves into the background of the country’s celebrated personalities who are doing tremendous work in their chosen fields of work, cutting across sectors.

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‘Sore’ came to me as a message in my sleep – Yaw Tog on breakthrough song

Ghanaian musician Thorsten Owusu Gyimah, popularly known as Yaw Tog, has revealed the inspiration behind his hit song ‘Sore’.

Speaking on E Vibes with Becky, the ‘Sore’ hitmaker said the track came to him as a message in his sleep after criticisms that the ‘Kumerica’ style of music was not going to work.

According to him, after hearing the ‘Sore’ several times in his sleep, he decided to work on it and got the Asakaa Boys to feature on the song.

“The Sore came about, when the whole Kumerica thing started, we were hearing people say that this Kumerica was never going to be on top. The ‘Sore’ came as a message in my sleep. I was hearing it several times and I said, I should use this thing. So I wrote it down, I got the beat, I linked the Asaaka Boys then we did it,” he said.

'Sore' came to me as a message in my sleep - Yaw Tog on breakthrough song

Yaw Tog is a Ghana-based African rapper and songwriter. He became famous while still a youngster after releasing his debut single, Sore, in September 2020. Many fans streamed and downloaded the song which went viral on the internet.

It dominated the Ghanaian Apple Music Chart for several weeks. UK’s Stormzy and Kwesi Arthur of Ghana collaborated on the song’s remix.

'Sore' came to me as a message in my sleep - Yaw Tog on breakthrough song

E-Vibes is a weekly programme that delves into the background of the country’s celebrated personalities who are doing tremendous work in their chosen fields of work, cutting across sectors.

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E-Vibes to host rapper, Yaw Tog

Award-winning rapper, Yaw Tog, is set to take his turn on E-Vibes on Saturday, March 19, 2022 on JoyNews and Joy Prime.

In a yet-to-air episode of the show, the music star put the spotlight on his personality outside of his public life as a musician.

Host, Becky engages the ‘Sore’ hit maker as they discuss his journey to the top.

E-Vibes to host rapper, Yaw Tog

Yaw Tog also opens up about his dreams, family, love life, new projects among others on Joy Prime and JoyNews.

The show will also be broadcast on Joy Prime this Saturday, March 19 at 3pm, and on JoyNews on March 19 at 8:30 am.

E-Vibes to host rapper, Yaw Tog

Thorsten Owusu Gyimah, popularly known as Yaw Tog, is a Ghanaian rapper who majors in drill music known in Ghana as Asakaa.

E-Vibes to host rapper, Yaw Tog

He is best known for his viral song ‘Sore’ which featured O`Kenneth, City Boy, Reggie & Jay Bahd and also Kwesi Arthur and Stormzy on the remix.

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Movie industry is a wonderful space to be – Emelia Brobbey

Actress and musician, Emelia Brobbey, has revealed that the movie industry is a wonderful space anyone can find themselves in.

Speaking on E-Vibes, the award-winning actress said the industry is the only space that truly entertains and impacts positively on society.

“It’s a great space, and it will only be a great space if one is passionate, serious and look at the business side of it. I act because I love acting, but also because I want to make money out of it. Most importantly, I think it’s a good space that allows us to entertain and impact positively on society,” she told host, Becky.

Emelia Brobbey was born on January 6, 1982, and grew up in Akyem Swedru in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

She completed Akyem Swedru Secondary School and continued to Presbyterian Teacher’s Training College.

After completing Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’, Emelia was posted to teach at Obuasi where she taught Agricultural Science.

She was then introduced to acting. She also holds a Diploma in Journalism, a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, and an ICM Certificate in Broadcast Journalism.

She has starred in over 40 movies, including; ‘Asantewaa’, ‘Asem Asa’, ‘Adofoasa’, ‘Seed of Rejection’, ‘Kae’, and many more.

E-Vibes is a weekly programme that delves into the background of the country’s celebrated personalities who are doing tremendous work in their chosen fields of work, cutting across sectors.

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Nana Ampadu called me the next Ewurama Badu – Emelia Brobbey

Emelia Brobbey (Credit: Instagram @emeliabrobbey Photo taken by @gregdomphotography)

Actress and musician, Emelia Brobbey sees herself as the next biggest thing in Ghana’s music industry.

According to the ‘Fame ko’ hitmaker, she got endorsed by the late highlife legend Nana Ampadu after a visit to his home.

Speaking on E-Vibes, she told Becky that “I went to his house with my team and I told him I’m bringing out a song with the name Emelia, my name, and I know you have something like that so we want to bite the Emilia bit.

According to her, the highlife singer replied; “forget what Ghanaians are saying about your highlife song. You are the next Ewurama Badu.

“Take the whole song. So that’s where the inspiration came from.”

When she first released her single ‘Fame Ko,’ Emelia got a lot of backlash for a rather poor quality.

But she told JoyNews, she is not stopping anytime soon.

Nana Ampadu called me the next Ewurama Badu - Emelia Brobbey

The actress-turned-musician has songs such as ‘Fa me ko’, ‘Odo Electric’, ‘Mako Ma’, and the recently released ‘Emelia’ to her credit.

Emelia Brobbey has won the Best Indigenous Actress of the Year and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2016.

She also won Best Ghallywood Actress and Best Philanthropist at the 3G Awards in New York in 2018.

E Vibes is a weekly program that delves into the background of the country’s celebrated personalities who are doing tremendous work in their chosen field of work cutting across sectors.

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Emelia Brobbey’s 21-year journey in teaching, movies and now music

After decades in the showbiz industry, popular Ghanaian actress Emelia Brobbey has been recounting how she began her acting career.

“I call it a risk because at that time acting was not paying like today. I think I followed my passion and with every step I take, I pray about it. So I prayed, I told God I love acting and can’t be leaving my pupils in the classroom, being absent here and there,” she said on E-Vibes.

“I can come back for my teaching certificate anytime, so I wrote to the GES accountant general to hold my pay. I said to myself let me go and try this acting. I want to do this. So I took that bold decision and that risk then I started acting in 2001.”

The actress acknowledged the importance of perseverance in her journey to the top.

“If you are meant to do something and people try to discourage you and you stop if you don’t even know what you are doing. But if you know what you are doing, if you know the benefits, you will continue. You need to strengthen yourself,” she told Becky.

Touching on her early life, Emelia highlights her mother’s role in her development and how she left the village for the city for greener pastures.

Emelia Brobbey's 21-year journey in teaching, movies and now music

She said “growing up wasn’t easy. There was no electricity in my house at that time.”

“Sometimes I would go and sell kerosene because I want to get the profit and then what my mother would give me would not add up to what I had to spend at school. The sad part about my story and growing up is that where we were living it was a mud house and the roofing sheets had holes in them. So when it is raining, I have to rush to the kitchen get some saucepans, and put it where the water would be dripping. So growing up wasn’t easy.”

Emelia Brobbey was born on January 6, 1982, and grew up in Akyem Swedru in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

She completed Akyem Swedru Secondary School and continued to Presbyterian Teacher’s Training College.

After completing Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’. Emelia was posted to teach at Obuasi where she taught Agric Science.

She was then introduced to acting. She also holds a diploma in Journalism, a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, and an ICM Certificate in Broadcast Journalism. She has starred in over 40 movies including Asantewaa, Asem Asa, Adofoasa, Seed of Rejection, Kae, and many more.

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My musical journey is unstoppable – Emelia Brobbey on her music journey

Actress Emelia Brobbey has opened up in a candid conversation on E Vibes about her journey in the music industry.

According to the ‘Fa, me ko’ singer, despite the backlash and trolls she suffered since the release of her first single, she is not backing down on music anytime soon.

“Music is part of acting. Doing a talk show is part of acting. Initially, I was crying and my manager was like Emelia this is showbiz, you don’t get it? You haven’t done anything wrong. They know Emilia the actress, they don’t know Emelia the musician. So throw it behind you. If you think that is what you want, go ahead,” she said.

Speaking with JoyNews’ Becky, the actress added she took a decision and “I can’t stop it. I love it. So I am not stopping and I won’t stop. I am unstoppable.”

The actress-turned-musician has songs such as ‘Fa me ko’, ‘Odo Electric’, ‘Mako Ma’, and the recently released ‘Emelia’ to her credit.

Emelia Brobbey has won the Best Indigenous Actress of the Year and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2016.

She also won Best Ghallywood Actress and Best Philanthropist at the 3G Awards in New York in 2018.

E Vibes is a weekly program that delves into the background of the country’s celebrated personalities who are doing tremendous work in their chosen field of work cutting across sectors.

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Nigerian musician Di’Ja laments low mental health awareness in Africa

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Hadiza Blell-Olo, known by her stage name Di’Ja has lamented the low level of awareness for mental health in Africa.

According to Di’Ja, mental health does not receive the necessary attention, a trend she will like to change with her platform.

Speaking on E Vibes, the singer explained that “we don’t talk about mental health.”

“Because we’re thought not to put our laundry out there. I know why; because people trivialize your problems. People are not necessarily looking for solutions but just someone to talk to,” she said on JoyNews.

She further told Becky that mental health awareness is the recognition that our psychological well-being is an important part of everyone’s health, productivity, happiness, and the well-being of communities.

Hadiza Blell, now Hadiza Blell- Olo, better known by her stage name Di’Ja, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.

She is currently signed to Mavin Records.

In 2009, she released her first single, “Rock Steady”, which was nominated for Best Urban/R&B Single at the 2009 Canadian Radio Music Awards.

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I must leave an impact, not just a celebrity – Kofi Kinaata

Highlife musician Kofi Kinaata says he wants to impact his society and fans positively.

According to the rapper, people must do away with the negative perception associated with stardom.

“One thing I will say is that we have this perception that when you are singing, and it is not gospel, you have to behave someway, you have to drink some stuff, you have to be high on some level, but they will see me normal as Kofi Kinaata, dressed up like the way any normal boy will dress up, but I am the star,” he told Joy Entertainment’s Becky.

He insists that being a celebrity must not always be liked to wrong practices.

Speaking on E Vibes, the award-winning songwriter advised colleagues to be themselves and not do things just because of popularity at the expense of their wellbeing.

“Some people think that Bob Marley was high before he wrote his songs, but Kofi Kinaata is also doing well, he doesn’t smoke, he doesn’t drink, he doesn’t dress anyway. “

He says he is an inspiration for his people, and that is why he avoids certain things to have a positive impact on them.

I must leave an impact, not just a celebrity - Kofi Kinaata

“At least I am giving the people of Takoradi a musician who is very conscious, who is making an impact but writes songs and does not drink,” he added.

“I also inspire people and tell them they can be an artiste, you can write good songs without doing certain things, but it all depends on you. So they are all part of the inspiration.”

E Vibes is a weekly programme that delves into the background of the country’s celebrated personalities who are doing tremendous work in their chosen field of work.

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I’m fulfilled when my songs leave positive impact on people – Kofi Kinaata

Highlight musician, Kofi Kinaata says he is always fulfilled when his songs leave an impact on society positively.

According to the Takoradi-based artiste, he writes songs that his fans can easily relate to.

Speaking with Joy Entertainment’s Becky, Kofi Kinaata said he feels sees it as a waste of time when his works do not carry a good message or advice.

“If I am singing, I must make sure my music is bringing hope to the hopeless, comfort like advising and at the same time, entertaining because I have seen a lot and still seeing a lot. When I do a song with no content, I feel like I am wasting the time of the listeners because there are a whole lot of things to be talked about,” he said.

Kofi Kinaata referred to his ‘Behind the Scene’ as an example of songs that people are able to easily relate to.

“In my Behind the scenes song, I just needed something people can relate to. I was comforting the travelers who have moved from their comfort zone and at the time telling their relatives, things are not moving well like that so they should take time for them. I was talking to the relatives, at the same time talking to the hustlers and also praying to God,” he added on E Vibes.

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My mother inspired my career – Kofi Kinaata

Highlife musician, Kofi Kinaata has revealed how his mother influenced his career.

According to the award-winning songwriter, his mother wanted him to be a musician or a footballer when he was growing up.

“I am very happy because my mom told me at the age of six or seven, she told me she wanted to sing or play football because I was a very good footballer and I’m singing now,” Kinaata explained.

Speaking with Joy Entertainment’s Becky, Kinaata say his mother is fulfilled with the career he has chosen.

“I know she is fulfilled. She is happy and I am happy too,” he said on E-Vibes.

“My mother sings a lot In the house, she has a lot of melodies that she plays around. She makes me feel that the thing is in the family and if I am doing it, I am not stealing it or I am not going wayward, so I should just focus and do it,” he said.

E Vibes is a weekly programme that delves into the background of the country’s celebrated personalities who are doing tremendous work in their chosen field of work.

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Kofi Kinaata reveals why he has no album out yet

Highlife musician and songwriter, Kofi Kinaata has disclosed why he has no album yet.

According to the Takoradi-based musician, his delay in releasing an album is that most songs on albums do not get the necessary attention they deserve.

He explained that “a song like ‘Thy Grace’ wouldn’t do well on an album because, in this Ghana that we are, people don’t have the attitude of listening to albums.”

“They will just pick one danceable song, play it on air and make it popular and people will dance to it. They don’t even listen to the lyrics. Somebody will be dancing to a song for like 6 months and he doesn’t know what they are saying in there,” he said on E Vibes.

“So those are the things that discourage us but I think people are talking about albums and they deserve one.”

The ‘Thy Grace’ hitmaker however told Becky that his debut album is currently in the works.

“I have a lot of songs, but this year, we should have an album. I am working on that. I just wanted to surprise them. I have a lot of songs that people need to listen to,” he added.

E Vibes is a weekly programme that delves into the background of the country’s celebrated personalities who are doing tremendous work in their chosen field of work.

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We’re proud of Kinaata’s achievement – Takoradi Technical Institute House Master

Senior House Master at highlife musician, Kofi Kinaata’s alma mater Takoradi Technical Institute (TTI), Emmanuel Asare has disclosed their fulfillment by his progress.

Kofi Kinaata attended the school for his secondary education where he was also a performer.

Speaking with Becky on E-Vibes, Mr Asare who has been in the school for 11 years says they are happy for Kinaata especially because he started his career from the time he was in school.

According to him, Kofi Kinaata used to perform at the school’s entertainment events and that was when they realized his talent.

“During our entertainment programmes, most often than not, we allow them to do their freestyle, that’s where we realized that he has that talent. He would mount the stage and do some freestyles and students would be cheering, so we thought that might be his calling.”

He is also proud that Kofi Kinaata promotes technical education wherever he finds himself.

“The school is massively happy about what he has done for himself and portraying technical education wherever he goes, even his interviews, he mentions his alma mater. We believe he is projecting the brand, technical education. A lot of the students look up to him. We are proud of his achievements and we believe he will go far,” he said.

E Vibes is a weekly programme that delves into the background of the country’s celebrated personalities who are doing tremendous work in their chosen field of work.