Yaw Tog has stated his aim to leave Ghana permanently in order to acquire British citizenship.
Yaw Tog who graduated for free from Kumasi’s Opoku Ware Senior High School in October, claims he has no intention of continuing his study there.
The ‘Sore’ hitmaker was speaking to Ghanaian blogger, Zion Felix. Asked about when he’d further his education, Yaw Tog said, “I don’t want to go to school [university] in Ghana.”
According to Yaw Tog, he has sent applications to schools in the, “UK and the US” adding that “you know there’s no option for me beyond these two. I really like these two countries.” Asked if he’d return to Ghana after his 4-year programme, Yaw responded, “Oh yeah. Of course. I’ll become a citizen when I go so…”
Asked if he had intentions to do this via a relationship with a lover in any of the said countries, he replied “I know the ways to be a citizen there”. Revealing what is influencing to seek citizenship abroad, he said “…in twenty years time, maybe, I will not be in Ghana.”
According to the Ghanaian music act, he would like to remain a Ghanaian as well but he wants to add another citizenship because he needs, “a change of environment,” that will not only be frequent visits to the West but a total relocation.
Yaw Tag has managed to break through the mainstream market and has won thousands of hearts with his drill records and he crossed over to wider audience when Ghanaian-British rapper Stormzy and Kwesi Arthur jumped on the remix of the song.
He won two major awards this year. He won the “Hiphop Song of the Year” award at the 2021 3Music Awards and “Best Hip-Pop Song of the Year” at the 2021 Vodafone Ghana Awards with “Sore”.
Yaw Tog also holds the record as the first Ghanaian musician to ever reach 1 million streams for his music video on YouTube within the first three days of release.