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Entertainment of Thursday, 24 July 2014


"Nothing will make me change my name" - Yaa Pono

Despite the bashing musician, Yaa Pono, receives on a daily basis for adopting such a name, the rapper 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. I think the problem people have with the name is the Pono part which I have explained on several occasions” he told Showbiz.

Trying to explain his name, Yaa Pono said “there is really nothing to the name. I just coined something and I liked it. Yaa is a name given to a girl born on Thursday among the Akans here while in my own ‘language’, Pono means versatility to me, hence, the name Yaa Pono. In fact, I don’t see why anyone would have a problem with the name."

Yaa Pono, real name, Solomon Adu Antwi who has released his maiden album, Sea Blue, which contains 17-tracks is also known for songs such as Accra Mall, Barla Trap, Good Morning and 007.

Sea Blue which will be launched in September this year has songs like, Amen, Jealousy Go Shame, Sea Blue and Top Up.

On Amen recorded by King D in Kaneshie, Accra, Yaa Pono sings about why God should bless him this year. He goes ahead to say in the song that God will shame his enemies who thought he would not be able to make it in his career and life.

According to Yaa Pono, the mixtapes he did in the past were to prepare his fans of what to expect from him. “I am glad Amen is now one of the hit songs at the moment. It is not really about the name but how good your song is.

“Amen is a testimony of my hard work and I thank Ghanaians for accepting the song,” he said.