Entertainment of Thursday, 19 February 2015
Source: Hitz FM
Mohammed Ayeetey Okwabei, the man behind the famous term ‘Kpa Kpa kpa’ says women have been “disturbing” him since he gained popularity after his video went viral.
He made this known on Hitz FM’s entertainment show.
Mohammed said, “Initially, the women were not so fond of me, but now it seems like the way the fame started to come, I stay away, I’m just seeing the women like that”.
Asked how fame was treating him, the unemployed father of five said, “In my community I can’t even come out because everybody was expecting that once Glo and almost everybody was using my ‘kpa kpa kpa’ term for their jingles, I have to get money from it but Kpa kpa kpa man is walking in Kotobabi with nothing.
“I don’t have a manager. And so it is my bosom friend Faruk Dumsson who is about to manage me right now, he had to take me through certain processes before I can make use of my fame.”
He added: “But a lot of people are saying that I didn’t register ‘kpa kpa kpa’. Who is the originator of the term ‘Kpa kpa kpa’? The original ‘kpa kpa kpa’ is here and you are telling me ‘nek3 ke nek3’. Who is the man in the video? You’ll be sitting there telling me it was Ayitey Powers who brought ‘kpa kpa kpa’, why should you do that?”
The James Town resident confirmed that he was given a hamper, GHC 160.00, and was later taken to a Glo office for a deal before realizing everything was in the public domain.
Mohammed said the timing for the hamper which was December 16, 2014 was very convenient because of the Christmas season but that should not give anyone the idea that he is ignorant and therefore can be enticed with a bag of rice.
Explaining the term ‘kpa kpa kpa’, Mohammed said’ “I’m told it’s a term used in the northern part of Ghana. But I didn’t know about it until I came out with the term. But kpa kpa kpa means being smart with your movement to survive” he said.
The term ‘Kpa Kpa Kpa’ went viral late last year when Mohammed granted an interview to Joy News to express his thoughts on the Ghanaian economy. The term has subsequently been used by musicians, politicians and companies in one way or the other.