Kweku Chainz, a Ghanaian comic actor, has shared his story of humble beginnings and how he became a social media sensation.
Born in Kronom in Kumasi, Ntiamoah relocated to Sankore in the Asunafo South District of the Ahafo Region in Ghana where he helped his grandparents who were peasant farmers.
Kweku Chainz had difficult years growing up as a child and teenager due to his deprived background, which affected the trajectory of his education.
Life didn’t get easier, but he refused to give up. He moved back to Kumasi with hopes of pursuing his secondary school education but quit due to financial constraints.
Ntiamoah had to resort to menial jobs, including retailing secondhand clothing on Adum (PZ) streets.
”I had to sell secondhand clothing and later spare parts in Suame Magazine in Kumasi.”
”During that time, I realised people bought chains so I got involved, and as a marketing strategy, I would gift a client a chain after buying clothing; that’s how I got the name Kweku Chainz,” he told BTM Afrika.
Becoming a social media sensation
Frank Ntiamoah’s desire to change his fortunes urged him to continue pushing against the odds and soon, his God-given talent would pave a way for him thanks to the power of social media.
He emerged into the limelight during the peak of the pandemic in 2020 after he started creating comic content, running funny commentary on various clips for social media.