Yaw Tog

Yaw Tog
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Background information
Birth nameThorsten Owusu Gyimah
Also known asYT, Young Bull
Born (2003-05-08) 8 May 2003 (age 19)
Kumasi, Ghana
GenresDrill music, rap, hip pop
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active2019–present
LabelsTog Life Music

Thorsten Owusu Gyimah (born 8 May 2003),[1] popularly known as Yaw Tog,[2] is a Ghanaian rapper who majors in drill music, known in Ghana as Asakaa.[3][4][5] 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.[6][7]

Education

Gyimah was a student of Opoku Ware Senior High School.[8][9] He wrote his final WASSCE paper on 7 October 2021.[10]

Discography

EPs

Singles

  • Sore feat. O`Kenneth,City Boy, Reggie & Jay Bahd
  • Sore Remix feat. Kwesi Arthur & Stormzy[12]
  • Y33gye
  • Africa
  • Empty
  • Daben
  • Mood
  • Time
  • Fake Ex
  • Boyz
  • Gold Friends
  • Sei Mu
  • Azul with Bad Boy Timz

Concerts

  • He performed at the 17th Ghana Party in the Park UK Concert.[13][14][15]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result Ref
2021 3Music Awards Breakthrough Artiste of the Year Himself Nominated [16]
Viral Song of the Year Sore Nominated
Hiphop Song of the Year Sore Won
Global Music Awards Africa Most Influential Ghanaian Act of the Year Himself Nominated [17]
Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) Best New Artiste Himself Nominated [18]
Best Hip-Pop Song of the Year Sore Won [19][20]
Hiplife/Hiphop Artist of the Year Himself Nominated [21]

References

  1. ^ "Yaw Tog Biography". www.biegyanation.com. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Yaw Tog is overhyped – Mr Logic - MyJoyOnline.com". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  3. ^ "ProfileAbility – Yaw Tog". ProfileAbility. 10 January 2021. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Get To Know: Yaw Tog". DJMag.com. 4 March 2021. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  5. ^ "It's 'Time' for Ghana's Yaw Tog to take the reins". Voice Online. 15 March 2021. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Ghanaian drill MC Yaw Tog recruits Stormzy for "Sore" remix". The FADER. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Yaw Tog Calls On Stormzy, Kwesi Arthur For "Sore" Remix". Complex. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Yaw Tog, Biography". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  9. ^ "Gyakie and Yaw Tog to release a song when school breaks". GhanaWeb. 19 April 2021. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  10. ^ "'No more go and learn': Yaw Tog delighted as he completes SHS on Thursday". GhanaWeb. 6 October 2021. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  11. ^ "Asakaa Star Yaw Tog Returns With Triumphant 'TIME' EP". Complex. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  12. ^ Powell, Jon (5 March 2021). "Stormzy joins Yaw Tog and Kwesi Arthur on "Sore (Remix)"". REVOLT. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  13. ^ "Patrons enjoy thrilling performances at 16th Ghana Party in the Park-UK - MyJoyOnline.com". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  14. ^ "Home". Ghana Party In The Park. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  15. ^ "Sarkodie, Darkoo steals show at 'Ghana Party in the Park'". GhanaWeb. 25 July 2021. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  16. ^ "3Music Awards 2021: See full list of nominees - MyJoyOnline.com". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  17. ^ "Global Music Awards Africa 2021: All the nominees". Music in Africa. 3 February 2021. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  18. ^ Ibrahim, Faruk (4 April 2021). "VGMA 2021! Yaw Tog Grabs Nomination For Best New Artiste Award". GBAfrica. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  19. ^ GRAND FINALE: 22ND VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS NIGHT | #VGMA22, retrieved 26 June 2021
  20. ^ Aryee, Naa Ayeley (26 June 2021). "Yaw Tog beats Medikal, others to win 2021 VGMA Best Hip Hop song of the Year". Yen.com.gh - Ghana news. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  21. ^ "Full List: Here are the nominees for the 2021 Ghana Music Awards". Pulse Ghana. 4 April 2021. Retrieved 22 April 2021.