Thorsten Owusu Gyimah popularly known as Yaw Tog is a young African rapper and songwriter who base in Ghana. He was born on 8 May 2003. He rose to fame after the release of his debut single titled ‘Sore‘ in September 2020. His song titled Sore became a sensation and was widely accepted, it got lots of streams and downloads. It topped Apple Music Chart Ghana for several weeks.
The song further went global after it’s remix featured collaboration from UK artists, Stormzy, and Kwesi Arthur.
|Full Name||Thorsten Owusu Gyimah|
|Date of Birth||Born on 8 May 2003|
|Place of birth||Kumasi|
|Age||19years in 2022|
|Career||Rapper and song writer|
Yaw Tog Early Life
Yaw Tog is a West African talented artist who originates from Ghana. He was born in Kumasi on the 8th of May, 2003. Yaw comes from a middle-class family which we believe helped him alot by exposing him to some challenges of life and he was able to go through life’s struggle. He was brought up in one of the busiest neighborhoods in Kumasi together with his siblings by his parents.
His music pattern was influenced by his neighborhood. During the weekends and on holidays, Yaw Tog would hang out with some of his friends to showcase his freestyling ability. He also started composing rap songs which he rapped in the presence of his family and buddies.
How old is Yaw Tog?
He was born on the 8th of May 2003, he’s 19years old in 2022.
Yaw Tog finished his primary school education in Kumasi. He is still a student in the esteemed Opoku Ware Senior High School.
After months of building 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’Kenneth, Reggie, City Boy, and Jay Bahd, he recorded the single, Sore, in a studio in his neighborhood.
The song was released to the musical waves on the 3rd Of September 2020. Sore which is a Ghanaian word that means Rise Up in English.
Much to Yaw Tog‘s surprise, the song gained lots of acceptance within a couple 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 artists started looking out for him to work together.
After the song gained so much heights, Yaw Tog and his friends decided to shoot a music video of their song. The work was released on the 18th of September 2020.
Sore peaked at 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.
Although 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 expected, 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 fans have streamed and downloaded the song.
Within a week, the music video of Sore remix has earned 1.6m views on YouTube and it’s still increasing.
Yaw Tog Songs
Yaw Tog has also released other singles alone and with other fast-rising artists. He dropped his debut EP, Time in the latter end of 2020. The project has songs like Gold Friend, Mood, and Akatafoc.
Some songs by Yaw Tog
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Yaw Tog is 19 years old. He is currently signed to Stormzy‘s music label. Asides from being Yaw‘s mentor, the older rapper is more like a big brother to him. Living in the streets of Kumasi helped to shape the kind of music Yaw Tog created.
He chose to go into drill rap so as to express the challenges he and other young boys of his age face in Kumasi.
He is one of the leading voices in drill music in Ghana and he’s set to achieve more in the coming years due to his uniqueness, hard-work and connections. He speaks English, Pidgin, and Twi fluently.
Who is Yaw Tog dating?
Yaw Tog is not married and has flaunted no girlfriend. He has kept his relationship life under wraps.
Yaw Tog has an estimated net worth of $200,000-$400,000.
Yaw Tog has over 609k followers on Instagram, you can follow him @yawtog_yt