Okyeame Kwame is not new to the music industry. Known as the “rap dacta”, he is smooth on his rap and known to enjoy a lot of media hype. So it is not new to his fans to see his son follow his footsteps.
On Wednesday, January 13, Ghanaians woke up to a video of Okyeame Kwame’s son, Sir Nsiah Appau, speaking on dumsor. This video was followed with media reports that, Sir is following his father’s footstep.
Sir Nsiah Appau, first son of the rapper is seen in the video emulating the speech of the great African scholar, Patrice Lumumba who was in Ghana, last year upon the invitation of the PAV foundation in Legon. In his speech he blamed the load shedding situation in Ghana and other African countries on the corrupt activities of our African leaders. He noted that in instances where the load shedding is referred to differently in many languages in many countries, it is still referred to as “dumsor, dumsor”.
Dumsor is the local name for the load management programme in Ghana. It is a popular Ghanaian term used to describe the persistent, irregular and unpredictable electric power outages. The term is derived from two separate words from the Asante Twi, the Akuapem Twi or Fante dialects of the Akan language (a language spoken widely in Ghana), dum (to turn off or quench) and sɔ (to turn on or to make light), so the term roughly translates as "off-and-on".
The term has also recently evolved into "dum dum: sɔ no mma" ("off and off") due to the increase in the intensity of the power outages.
Okyeame Kwame is married to Annica Nsiah Appau and the two are blessed with two childen; a boy and a girl. Watch the video of Sir Nsiah Appau below.