Entertainment of Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Ghanaian gospel singer Chief Superintendent Kofi Sarpong has shared his success story amidst struggles while growing up.
Recounting some of his childhood challenges, Mr Sarpong detailed how he had to drop out of school on countless occasions due to the non-payment of fees.
According to the ‘Meto dwom’ hitmaker, his father relocated from Berekum, where he was born, and his mother decided not to accompany him based on a piece of advice from his grandmother.
According to the gospel singer, that particular decision paved the way for many difficulties he faced.
“I am from Berekum and spent the majority of my life there, but my father was a police officer and was frequently transferred, so we had to relocate. My grandmother, on the other hand, eventually stopped my mother from relocating because she was fed up.
“My father also left and did not return until I was about to write my O’level exam. I was terrified of lashes, but the situation was that we went to school every Monday morning, and I received lashes for non-payment of fees.” I couldn’t take it anymore and had to quit three times along the way.
“I had always wanted to be a teacher since I was a kid, and it was that desire that drove me to sell kenkey and soup to pay my way through school. My mother assisted in the purchase of maize for the business. So I’ll make the soup at night and the kenkey in the morning, which I’ll sell before going to school,” he added.