Upcoming Celeb To Watch Out For: The Underground King, Is Yaa Pono The Next Take Over?47 Comments

Chris-Vincent A. Febiri
Posted on 01 Aug 2010 at 11:32am

 

 

Yaa Pono

Yaa Pono

 

The name “Yaa Pono” sounds funny and catches the mind when mentioned. The bearer of this name is lyrically retarded and stupid; he has a good control over words and has a good sense of humour engraved in his rap style.

Many believe he is the underground King Kong when it comes to freestyle rap in Ghana. I believe he is Ghana’s version of Eminem or Jin. He has a good lyrical dexterity and employs more than a single language in his rap style to catch the attention of his fans.

He can make a rap out of nothing, Throw him an object and he will come out with a good punch line around that subject. His rap style has some element of uniqueness and since the day I came across his freestyles, I have been  a fan on a watch out to see if he can push his way through to become the next Big name in the Ghanaian Music Industry.

Prior to various freestyle rap videos of Yaa Pono appearing on social networking sites like Youtube and Facebook, those in Ghana might have heard him on Dr Ducan’s Kasahara Level Show on Adom Fm.

It was the same show that discovered and brought Sarkodie to us. Actually, Yaa Pono and Sarkodie used to be very “tight paddies”, hustling through Studios to chase their dream of music.

When success comes, many forget friends and this happened to the two youngsters. Sarkodie was lucky to firstly see the light and has since kept a distance from Yaa Pono.I rather thought he would help him come out of the underground world too. (Anyway, this is not the subject of my write up so will not go into it, maybe when I find some time, would consider blogging on that…)

Tema is the rap factory..Yaa Pono says in one of his freestyles and it could be true since various big and successful rappers like R2bees and Sarkodie belong to the T.E.M.A clan…

Check Out Below the various freestyles from the man I prefer to call..The Next Take Over.


Chris-Vincent A. Febiri

Chris-Vincent is a Freelance Blogger/Writer, Founder and Editor of GhanaCelebrities.Com. He is a “witty” writer who wrote several award winning articles/debates during his Secondary School days at Adisadel College. To develop his writing skills, studied Communication as a major with Sociology and Law at Newham College Of Further Education, London. Currently, he holds a degree in Law (LLB), Diploma in Para Legal and, he is a postgraduate Law student majoring in International Human Rights... He is the author of the popular eBook 'Success Is A Right, Not A Privilege'. He also blogs at www.TopVincent.Com. BBM pin: 7C7331B2. Remember "absence of evidence is not evidence of absence".... Click Here To Hire Me



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  • JJ Rawlings

    hahahaha this boi is an idiot and does not know shit, just watch his ugley face

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    moccorozo Reply:

    @JJ Rawlings, wo y3 jon. yaa pono dey beeee… he has his swagg on!

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  • JJ Rawlings

    appppppuuuuuu and he is even a thief, i mean a real thief ( fiafe)

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    maclord Reply:

    @JJ Rawlings, SHUT DA FUKK UP U BITCHASS NI9A GET A JOB..HE GAT A CARRER

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    Miyagi Reply:

    I smell hate and jealousy somewhere 

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    Miyagi Reply:

    You need to be happy slap you baboon

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  • twi pop

    aboa…he is one of the best in tema/GH.foool wise up. we love u yaa pono…accra central boys(palladium) dey support u. keep it up. uptown energy

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    Miyagi Reply:

    Yessir

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  • ghallday

    I caught a few of his videos on Youtube… I like his style. He did some videos for the Tema ‘hood with Danso Abiam and it has gotten thousands of views on youtube. He’s gonna make it soon.

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  • kwame

    wow,

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  • brian berchie

    Thief or no thief lyrical he rocks it yaa keep doing your than I see the credits your getting on youtube and the song 007 is the bom

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  • http://ning.com akua

    he is ok… lets wait 2 see hw much more he can bring…

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    Miyagi Reply:

    Well he brought allot and people are feeling him 

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  • TheChuckylee

    These Tema guys are doing well.He has a bright future.

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    Miyagi Reply:

    True it’s like they all waited to shine at the same time and support each other 

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  • http://wow!!!!! aSaRe GeORge

    PoNO I DE LOVE YOU WAAA YOU BE MY CHOICE,MAKE I TELL YOU, YOU GET BRIGHT FUTURE SO KEEP IT UP WE MADINA BOYS DE SUPPORT YOU WAA. WE DE FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLL UUUUUUUUU WWWAAAAAA

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  • eujsrv

    hahhahahaahahahah …they need money to smoke weed first.

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  • Abena227

    Sarkodie better watch out, this dude is spittin faya for real. Damn he’s great, the next thing indeed, I like all the freestyles. I will like to see him in a freestyle battle with Sarkodie though lol

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  • brian berchie

    @abena227 yaa pono is lyrical oke but don’t think he will be able to face Sarkodie lyrical sarkodie will eat him up compare 007 with I’m so hood of sarkodie they both on mixtape and see who spit more fire

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  • kluivert noi

    GC ITS A CERTIFIED INFOR PAYDAY OF R2BEES IS GOING OUT WITH EZZY.

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  • Abena227

    @brianberchie, i strongly beg to differ, i think of all the artist out the right now, yaa pono is the only one that can face off against sarkodie. don’t get me wrong i know sark will probably win hands down but its not going to be easy though comparing to the other artists

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    ghallday Reply:

    @Abena227,That’s true. He is the only one if given the chance to make it big will come up squarely against Sarkodie…and obidi knows this too well.

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  • brian berchie

    @abena227 I agree with you that yaa pono is the only one that can face him lyrically but watching yaa pono rapping and smoking weed at all times that will be his weak point one day don’t get me wrong dude is good and got heavy flow he is a real born hustler started from the ground coming to the top and he is always there no doubt about that but the question is will he still remember where he came from once he put the pen to the paper cause I realize a lot of Ghana Celebs. Once they reach something they change their image they forget the once that helped him and that’s when the Gold diggers comes in the money hungry bitches and when you look at yaa pono is he a man that will stay away from those type of people as long as he keep his head up he is good to go but yet like you said it would be a easy battle T.E.M.A Boys aint that easy that’s true there is a lot of them down there who are lyrical true that

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  • BOSSKY

    BIG UPS TO YAA PONO. HE IS ONE OF THE BEST RAPPERS IN GH NOW. WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT HE IS THE BEST. UPTOWN ENERGY

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    Miyagi Reply:

    I believe that 

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  • Boss

    Uptown energy!!!!!!!!!! Yaa Pono ALL DAY EVERYDAY!!!!

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    ghallday Reply:

    @Boss, s3 me koa na m’at3!!

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    Miyagi Reply:

    Lol that’s the damn slogan

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  • brian berchie

    @abena227 but don’t forget sarkodie is part of the TEMA crooklyn clann aswel

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  • http://www.ghanacinema.com Joseph Midnight

    Nonsense! Tell these Kuborlor boys to go to school and set realistic ambitions..All the gyimigyimi kasahare bullshit must stop. koobi boys

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    maclord Reply:

    @Joseph Midnight, BITCH NI9A WIT NO AMBITION

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    Miyagi Reply:

    JM you sound damn like a punk now a real  batty boy 

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    55foxxz Reply:

    @Joseph Midnight, you fool waa your moda go find some AIDS kont chop if you sey u no get any better thing to yob….gyimigyimi boi— daslow modafucka…. we proud of our gh bois right…pono got future and i believe he got lot of shit shown in the undaground to be over sarkodie….for real no doubt…..

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    55foxxz Reply:

    hey yaa porn is serious and i always say he can win sakodie…i like they way he flows. changing his language is great..that guys is great…porno get to move higher i dey ur back….and if i may ask is he the only rapper who smokes weed…?

    i dey shock sef… even if he smokes is it a sin at all? and who are they to judge a noble artist as P.O.N.O

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  • gambo

    @brianberchie, i strongly beg to differ, i think of all the artist out the right now, yaa pono is the only one that can face off against sarkodie. don’t get me wrong i know sark will probably win hands down but its not going to be easy though comparing to the other artists  (Quote)

    Hve U heard about Dr Cryme, he neva really lost a battle on Kasahare. The only battle he lost was the Final between himself and Sarkodie. Pono is OK bt Cryme is illllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!!!!

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    brian Miyagi Berchie Reply:

    @gambo,well i havent heard of dr cryme as we dont get too much mixtape down here but yet like you said it want be a easy battle between sark and poo but dont forget they share the same TEMA group aswel so some how they will know each other a bit 

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    gambo Reply:

    @brian Miyagi Berchie, you got to listen to Cryme man, his got style

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    brian Miyagi Berchie Reply:

    @gambo,where can i get his music Gambo holla at me 

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  • http://modernghana.com fiigaucho

    hey yaa porn is serious and i always say he can win sakodie…i like they way he flows. changing his language is great.. that guys is great…porno get to move higher i dey ur back…. and if i may ask is he the only rapper who smokes weed…?

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  • http://modernghana.com fiigaucho

    porno ma man…really like that guy..i lyk the way he spits..
    he will be gr8

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    Miyagi Reply:

    A real fire flame sputter with heavy punchlines plus is versatile 

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  • http://facebook.com junior smoke

    yaa pono, i miss you ,i will be with you.from pocalous camp we say,missing you….

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  • http://yahoo moccorozo

    ma man yaa pono. he will take gh rap 2 de top.

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  • http://yahoo moccorozo

    yaa pono wil take gh rap 2 de top

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    Miyagi Reply:

    Well don’t be too fast on that he is good but there are alot of good rappers in tema 

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  • derek

    pono is da best, if u lik it or not!!!!!!!

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    Miyagi Reply:

    I’m with that

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