Yaw Tog has his birth name as Thorsten Owusu Gyimah. He is a popular Ghanaian young rapper and songwriter whose music, majors on drill, also known as Asakaa in Ghana language. He is also famous with hip hop genre of music.
He was born on May 8, 2003 in Kumasi, Ghana. He grew up in one of the busiest neighborhoods in Kumasi with his parents and siblings, which ultimately influenced greatly his music profession.
Yaw Tog’s Educational Background
Yaw Tog had his elementary education in Kumasi, Ghana.
He graduated from secondary education at Opoku Ware Senior High School, also in Ghana in 2021.
Yaw Tog’s Music Career
Yaw Tog began his journey into the music space at a very young age in his secondary school, when he used to entertain his friends and family members with his freestyle.
He became widely and professionally known in music after releasing his debut single, ‘Sore’ in September, 2020.
The song ‘Sore’, was a big hit and went viral on social media platform, as millions of music lovers streamed and downloaded it. It also topped Apple Music Chart Ghana for several weeks.
The remix of the song featured collaboration from UK artists, Stormzy, O`Kenneth, City Boy, Reggies & Jay Bahd and also Kwesi Arthur and Stormzy produced by Chris Rich.
The song ‘Sore’ which also means rise up in English in Ghanaian language was released to the musical waves on the 3rd Of September 2020.
The song also peaked at Apple Music Chart Ghana, Boomplay, Spotify, and other leading music streaming platforms for weeks. The music video of the song garnered over 2.2m views on YouTube alone and the number was due to double within short time, unimaginably.
Stormzy, a British national and mother a Ghanaian citizen preferred to work with Yaw Tog to identify and encourage him to double his efforts on his project as a Yaw‘s mentor and a big brother.
Yaw Tog has so far released good number of singles and worked with other fast-rising artists both in his country and beyond, some of which are:
- Gold Friend
- Sika Abe Fie
Yaw Tog is currently signed to Stormzy‘s music imprint.
Awards and Nominations
Yaw Tog has in the course of his music career been nominated for various awards and won some, most notably as:
- Winner of Hiphop song of the year at the 3Music Awards.
- Best Hip hop song of the year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).
- Nominee for Viral Song of the year at the 3Music Awards.
- Most Influential Ghanaian Act of the year at the 2021 Global Music Awards Africa.
- Nominee for Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).
His Personal Life
Yaw Tog is not yet married, perhaps in a relationship with his growing popularity and wealth acquisition in the music industry. Essentially speaking, he is a young talented music star whose emergence in the streets of Kumasi has helped to influence his music career.
He was said to have gone into drill rap so as to express the challenges he and other young boys of his age face in Kumasi, Ghana.
He is very focused in achieving his goal and believes in hard work in attaining more successes in the coming years.
Yaw is known to speak English, Pidgin, and Twi languages fluently.
Yaw Tog’s Net Worth
Yaw Tog has made significant progress in the Ghanaian music industry as a drill rapper and singer with an estimated net worth of about $250,000 dollars.
He has remained very prominent on social media with large fan base. You can reach or follow Yaw Tog on:
- Instagram handle – yawtog_yt
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