Yaw Tog, a Ghanaian rapper born Thorsten Owusu Gyminah, has spoken out against the harassment he and his entourage received while in Nigeria for the AFRIMMA Awards.
The 8th edition of the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) took place on December 12th, 2021.
African music and African music performers are the primary focus of the awards ceremony, and the organization has been a continuous advocate for African music on the international arena since its founding in 1997.
According to the “Sore” hitmaker, Nigerians were cruel to him, his female colleague Gyakie, and his friend Kofi Jamar, among other people. In his statement, he said that they had been antagonized and that they were not acknowledged as superstars in their own nation.
When it comes to Ghanaian artists, Nigerians don’t treat you as one of their top artists; instead, they treat your like an ordinary person.
“You can’t expect to be treated like Davido or Burna Boy there,” he told Y 107.9 FM’s Kojo Manuel during the ‘Dryve of your Lyfe’.
“When we got there, they treated us differently; everything was normal, as opposed to Ghana, where I would have received some special attention,” says the author. “Things were tough out there,” he said.
As a reminder, rapper Yaw Tog majors in drill music known in Ghana as Asakaa. He is best known for his viral song ‘Sore’ which featured O`Kenneth, City Boy, Reggie & Jay Bahd and also Kwesi Arthur and Stormzy on the remix.