Rapper Okyeame Kwame (born Kwame Nsiah-Apau) has been conferred with Associate Member status at the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). The honour was awarded him on March 3, is for his ” professional use of marketing in the creative arts”, an official statement says.
President of the organisation, Dr. George Eric Gyemfri-Osew in his remarks, shed light on the reason for settling on Okyeame Kwame: “We believe Okyeame Kwame personifies the values we uphold here. From the angle of the youth and students, we think he’s someone who resonates positively with them”.
“Branding could be from all angles and he showed us unorthodox ways, which is coming from a younger person with a different dimension”, he further explained.
The Chartered Institute of Marketing, headquartered in the UK is the world’s biggest marketing body. The CPD which is organised annually to keep its practitioners abreast with modern trends took place this year at the University of Professional Studies, Accra for its students association of the school.
Since starting out in rap group Akyeame, he has come full circle, and distinguished himself as among the best to ever pick up the microphone. As a solo act, his works include Bose Ba (2004), Manwesem (2008), The Clinic (2011), and The Versatile Show (2012). His laurels are numerous, including the topmost award in Ghana music —VGMA Artist of the Year in 2009.
He was presented with a medal and certificates. See photos below: