Ghanaian rapper, Yaw Tog has announced that he is putting his education on hold to focus on his music career to be able to make money.
In an interview with Kumasi-based Hello FM, the former Asakaa member, Tog said that he believes that he can make more money from his music career than he would from a university degree.
“University is good but it won’t give me money to survive in life,” Tog said. “I’ve planned my life such that, I’ll make money before going to the university. If I go now who’s going to pay my fees?”
The ‘Sore’ hitmaker is not the first musician in Ghana to make such decision. In recent years, there has been a growing trend of young musicians choosing to focus on their careers instead of going to the tertiary.
There are a number of reasons for this trend. First, the music industry is becoming increasingly lucrative. With the rise of streaming services, musicians are now able to reach a global audience and earn a significant amount of money from their music.
Second, the cost of university has been rising steadily in recent years. This has made it difficult for many young people to afford a university education.
It remains to be seen whether Tog’s decision to put his education on hold will pay off.
Watch the interview below!