Highlife musician Kumi?Guitar has stated that unless?his management directs him to?stop commercial driving, he?has no intention of giving up?his profession as a Taxi driver.
Nana Yaw Kumi, his official?name, has worked as a?commercial cab driver for?years now and believes it is?one of the reasons his fans like?him.
?I do not feel discouraged?at all that I still drive a Taxi. I?feel my Taxi driving is part of?the reasons Ghanaians like me.?It was through the Taxi driving?that I met my boss, Mark?Okraku Mantey. The Taxi also?feeds me at some point as?well. Until my management?says I have reached a point in?my career where I should stop?driving a Taxi, I won?t stop?driving my Taxi,? the ?Break?Into Two? singer stated.
Kumi, who is currently?managed by Mark Okraku?Mantey, Chief Executive of?Slip Music, disclosed that?since he came into the limelight,?there has been some?instances where passengers?get into his Taxi, negotiate the?fares with him and later realise?he is the musician they have?been listening to.
?My Taxi is at the workshop?being fixed and it will be?back on the road soon. But I?have had the experience, like?twice, where passengers sit in?my car and then later recognise?me. I believe that by driving?a Taxi I am indirectly?working for Ghanaians,? he?said.
He is currently working to?finalise his album which is?expected to be released later in?the year.
?Currently, I?m in the studio?working on two songs for?the completion of my album. My boss, Mark Okraku?Mantey, also has all the plans. If God permits, we will release some videos to go with it as well. Then Kumi Guitar will be unveiled as an artiste,? he added.
BY Nii Ogbamey Tetteh
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