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Meet El Tov , the country music singer from Ghana

Emmanuel Kwasi Debrah, known by his stage name El Tov is a Ghanaian singer-songwriter, Country musician, Journalist and Poet

EARLY LIFE

El Tov was born at Suame Kumasi. He had his secondary education at Adu Gyamfi Senior High School, Jamasi, his mother’s hometown. In 2005, Tov furthered to do Biological Sciences at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

He named himself “Tov” a Hebrew word meaning “good” and later added the last two letters of his first name, “El”

 

JOURNALISM CAREER

Tov had a brief stint as a medical Laboratory Scientist, after School before finding a job as News reader at local radio station, Moonlite 104.5 FM.

A year at the station saw him join Sky 96.7 FM also at Sunyani; later, Multimedia Group Limited.

 

In June 2018, Tov was selected among other African journalists to attend a high level meeting on cassava viral disease in Cotonue, Benin. He was adjudged the best science reporter at the 2019 Ashanti GJA awards and a finalist at the West Africa Media Excellence Awards.

 

MUSIC CAREER

El Tov has been composing music since age 5, but decided to do Country Music since he says suits his Baritone voice.

Her mother’s passion as an Akan Bible reader, Singer at the Pentecost Church and a lay preacher inspired him to retell biblical stories with music.

His lyrics are known for their terse and religious imagery.

He wrote and recorded his first country song, Son of David, an account of Jesus’ healing story of blind Barthemeus, in 2014 but released the song in 2020.

 

 

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