I’ve been womanising before music - Okyeame Kwame
Ghanaian artiste, Okyeame Kwame, has said that music did not make him a womaniser
Ghanaian rapper, Okyeame Kwame has said that he had been womanizing since music.
He said this concerning the general misconception that music and popularity turn male celebrities into womanizers in an interview with Agyemang Prempeh on TV XYZ.
The artiste revealed that he had always liked women while dropping his comments on the Legends program which highlights the achievements of distinguished personalities who have weathered through the impediments of life and excelled in the creative, arts, and tourism industry.
Okyeame Kwame, who recently won the Record of the Year award at the 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, however, maintained that he has never slept with anyone else apart from his wife ever since he got married.
"No, music did not make me a womanizer. As a youngster, I already liked women. So, music didn't make me a womanizer. It gave me exposure,"
"I encountered several women, maybe, if I'm not Okyeame Kwame they wouldn't have adored me. I also adored them."
"I think that's how God made my destiny, but, as you already know, prayers without work don't work. He says show me your works and I will show you my faith. So, It's wish and will that is how God made it, but as human being I also take steps,"
"I have recorded nine studio albums, released several singles, done about 500 features and learned too. In the process of doing music, I have earned my first degree, a masters degree, and still pursuing higher education. I think these and little tricky things like my management team, young people I consult such as my stylish contribute to my relevance."
"But in all, apart from God, I'm also a talented as a rapper. Talent's definition is to develop interest. I still have interest like when I was five years old. I have interest and develop interest, so at a point after my secondary school around '80s I went to a certain gentleman called, Lord Marcus to teach me songwriting. He taught me but before he'd teach me, every day he made me read one storybook," he told Agyemang Prempeh on the Legends program.
"While reading the books he asked me to underline the metaphors, similes and oxymorons I come across. After every four days he cross-checks them to see I did it right. This widened my knowledge."
"Knowledge is a very key, beyond that, I lived with that to the point I thought that knowledge I had about music was antiquated. I went to Tech [Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)] to study modern languages (Akan option) and music. I understudied Agya Koo Nimo for two years to learn how to play instruments. I also learned philosophy and music at Tech," he stated.
"Through the studies, I understood the talent I had and how I could do it effortlessly. The knowledge acquired can sustain me for about ten years. At a point I realized branding was necessary, I went to the University of Ghana Business School to read Marketing Strategy. I realized I was aging and I don't have to do what I did energetically but I have to do it slowly to achieve more impact."
"My management members are learners. My production manager is a graduate of the National Film And Television Institute (NAFTI), my brand's manager holds MBA, and all my team members are education enthusiasts. Business like my music career is driven by only one thus, innovation. And innovation is also driven by knowledge." he concluded