Photos: Meet the former Black Stars player who is now a musician

Photos: Meet the former Black Stars player who is now a musician

- Former Black Stars player, Quincy Owusu-Abeyie has quit football to become a rap star

- The former Arsenal youth star says music has always been his passion

- He now goes by the name Blow and his latest solo mix is titled New Chapter

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Former Black Stars player Quincy Owusu-Abeyie has quit football to become a rapper now.

The former Ghana international has been pursuing music on the quiet for years but has finally hanged his boots to following his other passion.

The 33-year-old has been recording tracks for years according to reports but is now out with a solo mix tape.

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In an interview with Vice, Owusu-Abeyie, who now goes by the name Blow said he has thought about the switch from football to music for a long time and is now ready to take wolrd by storm.

"Now that I am releasing my first solo mix tape, I want to show the world: this is me. This is what I am doing now.

He explained that, the reason behind the name Blow is that fact that he used to “blow” all his money on “flashy lifestyle”.

In his songs he raps about his upbringing in the tough Dutch neighbourhood of Biljmermeer, where he used to see drug-taking and crime on a daily basis as a child.

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He added: "There was no Ronald de Boer type around in our neighbourhood who said 'With football you have a future'.

"My role models were the money makers of the block. The street men driving around in horrible cars.

"That was then the s*** for me, later I grew older and I made other choices.

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"I hope to make the people from the neighbourhood proud. First as a footballer and now as an artist,” he noted.

YEN.com.gh also reported earlier that telecommunications giant, MTN Ghana has announced that they have fully resolved the challenges which led to break in their data services and international outbound calls.

In a series of communications to custmers, MTN said the challenge has been resolved. “We are glad to report that we have resolved all issues with our internet service”, the statement read.

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Source: Yen

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