My Stage Name Has Really Affected The Progress of My Music Career – Yaa Pono

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Ghanaian rapper Yaa Pono, has revealed that the stage name he adopted early in his music career has really affected the the progress of his career. To him, he could’ve been one of Ghana’s top musicians but for the choice of “Yaa Pono” as his stage name is making that dream a little difficult.

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In an interview with Showbiz, the hardcore rapper expressed worry that most media house has been refusing to pray his songs because of the s3xual connotation of his stage name “Yaa Pono”.

“I have very powerful songs but the media houses I went to preferred that I changed my name before they played my songs. I suffered this for a long time but it is better now,” he told Showbiz in an interview on Tuesday.

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He further stated that he would have been among the A-list artiste by now if the media had given him the push they had given to other artistes.

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The rapper, who now prefers to be called Pono Biom, said despite several attempts to explain that PONO stands for “Prince Of New Origin”, music enthusiasts especially the media still find it difficult to accept it.

“I am tired of explaining the meaning of PONO. It is an acronym for Prince Of New Origin (PONO) and I don’t care how anyone wants to interpret it,” he said.

Born Solomon Adu Antwi, but commonly known as Yaa Pono who has been bashed several times for using that name, says nothing will make him change his name.

“I have had this name for a decade and nothing will make me change it because I have achieved a lot with it and I love it regardless”, he added.

Source: GHBase•Com || By: Adu Sarpeah || Email: Sarpeah@ghbase.com

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