Ernest Kwabena Opare Owusu, widely known as Kobby Prairie has spoken about why he gave up his fully-funded UK scholarship in the hopes of pursuing a career in music.
According to the pianist, he fell deeply in love with music and “just had to stick with it in spite of everything”.
Speaking on e. TV Ghana’s Late Nite Celebrity Show with Foster Romanus, he stated, “When I had to make that decision, I had not written any song yet but I had the talent and I just had to make the decision of forgoing the scholarship”.
“It was a hard decision for me to take because I was going to study Psychology outside the country. An opportunity lots of people will die for but I didn’t. I later went back to the university after going back and forth only for me to be in another psychology class which I hated,” he continued.
“So every time we closed from the psychology class I’ll ask myself, so this was what I was going to major in?” Kobby Prairie added.
He however affirmed that he had no regrets because there is no way that one can impact lives without doing something crazy.
“No, I don’t regret it because I don’t think or know if there was ever a great person who was able to impact lives without having to make a decision which will seem insane at the moment. I have no regrets whatsoever,” he said.
“I did not go to England because I didn’t like studying, but then, I just had this burning desire to do music,” Kobby noted.
The young pianist believes that in life, one must take worthwhile risks to get what they want.