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Yaw Tog, Biography

Yaw Tog
Yaw Tog

Yaw Tog real name Thorsten Owusu Gyimah, is a fast-rising Ghanaian drill musical sensation from Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

Yaw Tog is best known for his viral song ‘Sore’ which featured Kwesi Arthur and Stormzy on the remix.


Date of Bith

He was born on 8th May 2003.


Age

He is currently 19 years old.


Education

He is a final year student of Opoku Ware Senior High studying General Arts.


Career

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After months of honing his craft as a rapper, Yaw Tog decided to specialize in drill rap, which is a form of trap music.

He had started taking music seriously in 2018.

Together with his friends, O’KennethReggieCity Boy and Jay Bahd, he recorded the single, Sore, in a studio in his neighborhood.

The song was released to the musical waves on 3rd Of September 2020. Sore which is a Ghanaian word means Rise Up in English.

Much to Yaw Tog‘s surprise, the song gained traction and went viral in a matter of days, as several people across the world vibe to the songs.

This put Yaw Tog in the spotlight immediately and many Ghanaian and International artistes started seeking him to work with him.

The quick success of the song made Yaw Tog and his friends to shoot a music video as soon as possible. The work was released on the 18th of September 2020.

 

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Sore peaked Apple Music Chart Ghana, Boomplay, Spotify and other leading music streaming platforms for weeks.

The music video of Sore has over 2.2m views on YouTube.

To capitulate on his success, he decided to do a remix of the song. This time around he collaborated with leading UK rapper, Stormzy, and Ghanaian trap musician, Kwesi Arthur.

Though Stormzy is British, his mother is a Ghanaian. This explains why he was more than willing to work with Yaw Tog on the project.

The remix of the song was released on the 4th of March. As predicted by music pundits, it was well-received by music fans as the three rappers didn’t fail to meet expectations and were at their A-game.

Millions of people have streamed and downloaded the song.

Within a week, the music video of Sore remix has earned 1.6m views on YouTube and the number has been projected to increase astronomically


Net Worth

Yaw Tog’s net worth is currently under review.

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