Kenneth Kyeremateng, also known as Kwame Yogot, a fast-rising Ghanaian rapper, has revealed how he came up with his stage name and why he decided to remain with it.
When asked about the meaning of his name, he said it simply means “Kwame you got skill” and was given to him by a white lady his uncle used to date.
“The lady was dating my uncle and although she did not understand our local language, every time she heard me rap she would always tell me, Kwame you got talent,” he explained in an interview with Foster Romanus on e.TV Ghana’s Late Nite Celebrity Show. “Knowing I indeed had talent like she was saying, I decided to abbreviate the ‘you got talent’ to ‘Yogot’ and make it my stage name.”
According to him, he chose the name because he believes it matches him and the type of music he performs, and he also believes that “when God gives you talent, he expects you to learn more than what he has already given you.”
He also stated that an artist’s name is significant and plays a significant impact in the success of their career, stating that “since this name is unique and memorable, it makes me stand out amongst other rappers.”
Kwame Yogot emphasized that artists must always keep in mind that they are not the only ones out there, and that others may be better than them. As a result, it is critical for them to remain distinct in terms of their stage name, performance, appearance, and everything else that concerns them in order to be preferred over the competition, and “this is what I am aiming for,” he said.