Spotlight On The Traditional Artiste Of The Year, UEMA2020 – Kapato Reigns
Born as Akanpasiba Thomas to Mr.Akanpasiba Akunyong Sylvester and Md. Akanpasiba Rose (Both late). He is popularly known and called Kapato Reigns in Showbiz, He was born in Kadema Chansa in the Bulisa South District. He had his basic and Junior High education both in Kadema Chansa Junior High and completed in 2007 and proceeded to Sandema Senior High Technical School, where he offered GENERAL ART and completed in 2011/2012.
Kapato Reigns said he lost his mother, who was his main source of financial support, shortly after graduating from high school, and that he had to travel to his uncle, who works for the forestry department in Nagodi, Bolgatanga, at least to find work to pay for his tertiary studies. But not all was as it seemed because only a small amount of money was produced at the timber feeling site, and to make matters worse, Kapato said he had a terrible leg injury and had to quit working with them.
With no option left, He had to travel to Accra to stay with a step brother in 2012 where he was employed as a security personal by a gated community for a year. According to Kapato Reigns, he was being paid just Ghc 80.00 per month which was meagre so he had to quit that job to work with MAGSEN’S LIMITED for 4 months. He later quit that job and got employed by ACP factory as a security personal for only night duty. So during the day he had to go do construction work and other odd jobs just in a bid to mobilize money for his tertiary education.
In 2014 he had admission into ZUARUNGU NTC where he offered Diploma in nursing and completed in 2017. In 2017, He worked with ST Moses Hospital in Pokuase, Sky View Hospital and EURACARE as a dental surgery assistant and currently working in Ho Teaching Hospital while pursuing BSC in Nursing at CENTRAL UNIVERSITY.
When asked what motivated him to do music he said:
“I come from a family where literally everyone sings, so I started singing right from the catholic church choir as well as school that really made music part and parcel of me. I used to sing as well as recite poems in the basic school as a rep in times of competition. And first year in the senior High School I took part in an individual singing competition and gallantly won the second best in the competition”
Kapato disclosed that back then he was doing only gospel since he was the Catholic Charismatic president. He couldn’t do anything besides gospel cuz of critics.
So right in ZUARUNGU NTC, he had wanted to showcase his talent but it was shuttered cuz he was again, the CATHOLIC VICE PRESIDENT.
So right after completion, Kapato said he got more inspired to do music after watching one hollywood movie tittle let it shine. “I was so much inspired that I had to do a cover for one of the songs tittle DON’T RUN AWAY which I had to contact DJ GIZY to listen to the song and he granted me my first radio interview on it before we released the song at the later part of 2018…”
Take a listen to his Don’t Run Away Cover song and download;[DOWNLOAD]
The reigning Traditional Artiste Of the year Upper East Music Awards describes his journey so far as “amazing” cuz, He currently has 6 single tracks and has performed on over 30 stages including:
.African University College of communication (KARIBU NIGHT)
.TEACHERS HALL LEGON CITY CAMPUS
.BULUK TO THE WORLD
.UN PARLIAMENTARY SITTING
.Face of Volta Region
.Versaille Fashion Festival PICORNA
.FASHION FUSION AND AWARDS NIGHT, ETC
When Sarknation asked what keeps him moving in the entertainment circle, he replied by saying that, “I believe in hardwork, determination, networking and consistency.
Kapato advises future artists and young people to believe in themselves and never give up.
Anglique Kidjo, Wiyaala, King Ayisoba, and other notable figures inspire Kapato.
Kapato Reigns, the reigning Traditional Artist of the Year at the Upper East Music Awards, is now working on an album that will feature some of Ghana’s biggest artists, including Wiyaala, King Ayisoba, and others.
Enjoy the following songs from Kapato Reigns whilst waiting for the Album
Kapato Reigns – Unity [DOWNLOAD]
Also Watch Untiy Video Below:
Kapato Reigns – Azumah Ft Akitsi Phraser [DOWNLOAD]
Kapat Reigns – Obeye [DOWNLOAD]