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 recognize me. I believe that by driving a Taxi I am indirectly working for Ghanaians,” he said.
He is currently working to finalize 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.