Akwadaa Nyame, one of the six finalists of tv3 Talented Kidz season 12 shared his journey with Cookie Tee on NewDay.
Raymond Nyarko known as Akwadaa Nyame on stage comes from Ahemaa Kokoben in Kumasi. The 8-year-old singer and rapper is a class 3 pupil of Great Light Educational Complex in Kumasi.
Akwadaa Nyame said his music career happened by chance when he started singing at Sunday school at 4years old. He said he took this gift from his mother, who happens to sing in church too.
Raymond said that his participation in Talented Kidz Season 12 has made him very popular with many friends in school. He said, “They are all over me in school. Everyone wants to be my friend in school because of my newfound fame. Even when I’m studying, my friends keep worrying me. But the popularity does not affect my concentration in class.”
Mr Pee, Raymond’s father, doubles as his manager and music teacher. He also gave him the stage name Akwadaa Nyame when he first appeared in the reality show. He sometimes writes songs for him to perform, including the famous Corona.
Speaking on the songs he performs, Akwadaa said he does not always understand the songs he performs.
Raymond Nyarko first came across the children’s reality show on the TV3 network.