Entertainment of 2014-01-18

Marriage is sweet - Okyeame Kwame

For many celebrities in Ghana and around the world, getting a partner of choice to marry is never a challenge. The problem, however, is keeping the relationship ‘intact’ till death do them part as the marriage is constantly threatened by the trappings of fame, including constant advances from members of the opposite sex.

For hiplife/hip-hop, rapper and songwriter, Okyeame Kwame, the road to marriage was quite a rough one following some major hiccups in his relationships with women but when he settled down five years ago with his sweet heart, Annica, he appears to have had things smooth sailing so far.

Recently the couple celebrated its fifth anniversary with a call on fellow celebrities in marital and romantic relationships to do well to avoid the pressures from outside their unions and build genuine friendships with their partners as a sure way to preserve their relationships.

“We work together, play together, and indeed do everything together and that is what is keeping us going,” Okyeame Kwame said and added that, “The nature of my job as a musician is such that if I leave my wife out completely, we are likely to grow apart so she is always by my side“.

His excited wife says it has been interesting knowing Kwame and that their belief in God and constant reading of the Bible as well as trying to apply the Word of God to their lifestyles has worked for them. The couple is blessed with two children, Bota Nsiah Apaw and Sante Antwiwaa Nsiah Apaw.

Okyeame Kwame has been a professional singer for more than 15 years and is still a force to reckon with in the Ghanaian entertainment industry.

He began his musical career as one half of the hip-life group, Akyeame in 1997. They enjoyed six years of success releasing four albums until in 2003, Kwame and his partner Quofi, decided to try their hands at solo careers.

In 2004, he began his solo career and saw even more success come his way as his career quickly skyrocketed. In 2009, Okyeame Kwame picked up the much-coveted “Artiste of the Year” at the Ghana Music Awards, as well as Joy FM’s Nite with the Stars Award.

Okyeame Kwame also founded his own record label, One Mic Entertainment. He has over the course of his career produced countless hits, and won many awards and performed on many stages worldwide.

Mr. Versatile as he is also called is currently the public relations officer for the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA).