OlivetheBoy Opens Up About His Pastor Father’s Appreciation for His Craft

Music star OlivetheBoy, whose real name is Joel Ofori Bonsu, has opened up about his relationship with his father, a Presbyterian pastor.

Despite their different worlds—one in music and the other in ministry—OlivetheBoy revealed that his father not only supports his music but also loves his songs.

During an interview with Andy Dosty on Hitz FM’s Daybreak Hitz, OlivetheBoy revealed that he hails from a family grounded in discipline and principles, with his mother being a teacher and his father a man of God. Despite this upbringing, OlivetheBoy faced initial resistance from his family due to their religious background when he ventured into music. Expectations were for him to follow in his father’s footsteps and pursue a career in the ministry. However, he discovered his passion for music, leading to initial friction within his family.

“My parents initially did not support me when I started music. When I dropped my first song, I was supposed to be in school by then. My mum called me and asked why I used my class period to record music, she wanted to get me arrested.

“You know people have the perception that students who pursue music after completing school are koborlor,” he explained.

As OlivetheBoy’s music gained traction, he observed his father developing an affinity for his songs, particularly favoring his breakthrough track, ‘Goodsin’. Likewise, OlivetheBoy’s mother softened towards his musical pursuits, impressed by his commitment and talent. She even attended one of his concerts and enthusiastically joined him on stage.

According to him, his parents now offer support, though they have implemented restrictions on the lifestyles he can pursue and defined certain boundaries he must adhere to.

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