Old Video Of Mr Happiness Selling Coconut Pops Up, Netizens React: "Boys Abrɛ"

Old Video Of Mr Happiness Selling Coconut Pops Up, Netizens React: "Boys Abrɛ"

  • A throwback video of Kofi Gabs, the controversial man on social media, has emerged online
  • The video showed the humble beginning of Kofi Gabs selling coconut to make ends meet
  • Many who saw the video shared on TikTok were surprised to find out that the man who is now a Dutch citizen once sold coconut to survive

Mr Happiness, the Ghanaian-turn-Dutch, has been trending for a while now on social media without many people knowing much about his life beyond what he shares online.

A video of Mr Happiness, also known as Kofi Gabs, selling coconuts on the street of Accra has surfaced online, leaving many awe-inspired.

Old video of Mr Happiness selling coconut pops up
Mr Happiness Photo credit: @kofigabs/Instagram
Source: UGC

The video, as sighted by YEN.com.gh on TikTok, showed the humble beginning of Kofi Gabs, hustling for his daily bread in Accra.

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Mr Happiness, in his usually bubbly self, was captured advertising fresh coconuts in a video clip shot many years ago.

"Anyone looking for nice coconut water to drink should come to my house. One is GH¢50", he said while smiling.

From obscurity to prominence

The old video showed a younger Kofi Gabs looking like a pale shadow of his current self.

Comparing Kofi Gabs' throwback video to his current situation in the Netherlands, where he has been granted citizenship, shows that he has come a long way, moving from obscurity to prominence.

Kofi Gabs appears to be a man of many sides, as he has purportedly engaged in many businesses in Ghana before relocating to the Netherlands.

Artiste's manager, George Britton, revealed a couple of weeks ago that Mr Happiness is a talented graphic designer, who operated a printing press at Accra New Town.

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Netizens react to Kofi's throwback video

Netizens who chanced on Kofi's throwback video thronged the comments section to react.

Some of the reactions to the video posted on TikTik by @ghanafuonsem1 are compiled below.

@Siabonga nomvethe said:

"He is a villager."

@QUARME SARK replied:

"Compare ur entire family men to him and see now."

@Leenom also said:

"He has moved forward with determination."

@dianananyun commented:

"That means he’s already like that, the type that talks too much."

Kofi Gabs teases PhD holders in Ghana

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported previously that Kofi Gabs, a Ghanaian man who works as a cleaner in the Netherlands, has trashed PhDs from Ghana, stating that his Dutch passport had more value.

The controversial social media personality narrated how applying for approval to visit a friend in the US was easy for him because of the passport he possessed.

Kofi Gabs compared the benefits of his passport to that of acquiring a PhD in Ghana and concluded that the degree did not have much value.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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Salifu Bagulube Moro (Human-Interest Editor) Salifu Bagulube Moro is a Human Interest Editor at YEN.com.gh. He has over six years of experience in journalism. He graduated from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2018, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with a specialization in Journalism. Salifu previously worked with Opera News as a Content Management Systems (CMS) Editor. He also worked as an Online Reporter for the Ghanatalksbusiness.com news portal, as well as with the Graphic Communications Group Limited as a National Service Person. Email: salifu.moro@yen.com.gh.