Yaw Tog Biography

Yaw Tog Biography: age, real name, shs, girlfriend, parents, hometown, hit songs, TIME EP…

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Yaw Tog Biography

Real name Thorsten Owusu Gyimah, Yaw Tog aka Young Bull is a Ghanaian hip hop artiste, and one of the leading proponents of Drill Music or ‘Asaaka’ in Kumasi, Ghana.

He is best known for his 2020 hit single, “Sore” which means “rise up” in the Twi dialect, and it features the likes of O‘Kenneth, City Boy, Reggie, and Jay Bahd.

He recently remixed the “Sore” hit single with UK-based Ghanaian international hip hop superstar, Stormzy, and BET nominee Kwesi Arthur.

The “Sore Remix” song, which is currently enjoying massive airplay, hit the 1million views mark on Youtube in just a record of 3 days of its release.

This feat makes Yaw Tog the youngest Ghanaian artiste ever to clock the 1million views mark on Youtube in just a matter of 3 days.

His song, “Sore” peaked at No.1 on the Apple Music Ghana Top 100 Chart soon after its release.

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Yaw Tog Age, Date of Birth

Thorsten Owusu Gyimah aka Yaw Tog was born on Thursday, May 8th, 2003.

The “Sore” hitmaker is currently 18 years old.

Yaw Tog Real Name & meaning of his nickname

The ‘Sore’ hitmaker’s real name is Thorsten Owusu Gyimah.

The name ‘Yaw‘ refers to any Thursday born male in the Akan speaking communities especially, the Ashanti Region.

The ‘T.O.G‘ is simply the initials of his real name, Thorsten Owusu Gyimah = TOG.

Yaw Tog Childhood, Hometown, Parents, Siblings, Family

Yaw Tog was born to Mr and Mrs. Gyimah in Santasi, Kumasi where he comes from.

He is the last born of 3 children of his parents with the first 2 being girls.

He has spent all his life living at Santasi where he was born and raised.

Yaw Tog and mother Mama Tog with younger brother.
Yaw Tog and his young-looking mother, Mama Tog

Yaw Tog SHS Education

The “Sore” hitmaker is currently a final year General Arts student of Opoku Ware Senior High School (OWASS) located at Santasi in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.

His electives include: Geography, Economics, Government, and Christian Religious Studies (CRS).

Yaw Tog will complete his SHS education in September this year, 2021.

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Yaw Tog Football Career

Before Yaw Tog’s music career started in 2018, he was a professional footballer playing for one of the colt teams at Santasi in Kumasi.

He used to play at the number 2 position for the “Under 13” team, and later switched to the number 6 position whilst he played for the “Under 15” team.

It was his young-looking mother, Mama Tog who felt so uncomfortable with Yaw Tog’s football career that she had to impress upon him to stop playing because the police incessantly carried out raids to get rid of criminals within the locality he played his football. 

Yaw Tog Girlfriend, Relationship

When a short video of Yaw Tog and a certain “lady” — which had been captioned, “congratulations, baby boo” — recently surfaced online, many social media users were of the firm belief that the girl in the video was the girlfriend of the ‘Sore’ rapper.

Yaw Tog with his sister Phaney, family, siblings.
Yaw Tog with one of his older sisters, Phaney

However, what they didn’t know was that, the girl in question — who has been identified as Phaney — is one of the elderly sisters of Yaw Tog and not his girlfriend.

Yaw Tog, who confirmed this in an interview with Abeiku Santana on Okay FM, also stated categorically that he doesn’t have a girlfriend and that, he is too young to have one. 

Yaw Tog named ‘BET Amplified International’ Artiste of the Month

Yaw Tog has chalked another success after winning his first national award, “Hip Hop Song Of The Year” at the recently held 3Music Awards 2021.

BET International has recognized Yaw Tog as the April ‘BET Amplified International’ Artiste of the Month.

What this means is that, for the entire month of April, BET International will be publishing more of Yaw Tog’s works, interviews, and others across its social media platforms.

Yaw Tog Music Career

The young chap started his career as a footballer but was impressed upon by his mother to stop playing football and focus on his education.

He has since been part of the ‘Asaaka’ trend or ‘Kumasi Drill’ which is basically the Ghanaian version of Drill music worldwide.

In 2018, Yaw Tog’s music career started in earnest when he fell in love with the style of one of Ghana’s best hip hop artistes, Kwesi Arthur.

He recently disclosed that he admires the style of Kwesi Arthur which inspired him to get into music.

Kwesi Arthur is one of the successful mainstream musicians in Ghana and he has made his mark locally and on the international front.

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Yaw Tog released the original track ‘Sore’ on September 3rd, 2020 which has garnered over 2Million views on YouTube.

It went viral on Twitter with over 2million views soon after it was posted to the micro-blogging-site.

Big names like Vic Mensa (born Victor Kwesi Mensa and signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation), Michael Dapaah, and others gave thumbs up to the “Sore” song as it also got a feature in the Complex and Billboard.

Sore” is yet another proof of affection for the rap subgenre born in Chicago and exploded outside the States, starting in the United Kingdom,” says Billboard Italia in a feature published about the young ‘Kumerican’.

He, together with UK-born Ghanaian star, Stormzy and BET nominee, Kwesi Arthur have remixed the “Sore” song which has received massive airplay after its release.

Yaw Tog Stormzy Kwesi Arthur sore song remix
From Left: Yaw Tog, Stormzy, Kwesi Arthur, Stormzy & Yaw Tog

Yaw Tog album launch: ‘Time EP’ Listening

On Saturday, March 20th, 2021, Yaw Tog’s debut EP titled, TIME was availed to a cross section of the media for listening in Kumasi.

In attendance were big guns like host of the TIME EP listening session, NYDJ of YFM, Atopa GH (entertainment analyst), DJ Slim of Pure FM, DJ Rueben Of LUV FM & Nhyira FM, Mr. Bonez of Kessben FM & TV, Ruth (entertainment analyst), among others.

The 7-track TIME EP, which is now available on all the major streaming platforms (uploaded on Thursday, March 25th, 2021, midnight) includes:

  1. Gold Friends (Prod. by Doosis)
  2. Boyz (Prod. by Khendi Beatz)
  3. Fake Ex (Prod. by Khendi Beatz)
  4. Sore Remix ft. Stormzy & Kwesi Arthur (prod. by Chris Rich)
  5. Mood ft. Sean Lifer (Prod. by Juiczx)
  6. Y33gye (Prod. by DG Production)
  7. Time (Prod. by Khendi Beatz)

Yaw Tog Hit Songs

Yaw Tog Awards, Nominations

  • 2021 — International Collaboration of Ashanti (Yaw Tog (Sore Remix) ft. Stormzy) — @Ashanti Music Awards — Winner!
  • 2021 — Best Discovery — @4Syte TV Music Video Awards 2021 — Winner!
  • 2021 — Hip Hop Song Of The Year — @3Music Awards 2021 —- Winner!
  • 2021 — Fan Army Of The Year (won by Kumericans) — @3Music Awards 2021 —- Winner!
  • 2021 — Breakthrough Artiste Of The Year — @3Music Awards 2021 — Nominated
  • 2021 — Viral Song Of The Year — @3Music Awards 2021 — Nominated
  • 2021 — Most Influential Ghanaian Act — @Global Music Awards Africa — Nominated
  • 2021 — Hip Hop Song Of The Year —- Vodafone Ghana Music Awards — Nominated

Yaw Tog Twitter

@YAWTOG_ or https://twitter.com/YAWTOG_

Yaw Tog Instagram

@yawtog_yt or https://www.instagram.com/yawtog_yt/

Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com

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