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The surprising professions of Ghana’s celebrity lookalikes before the popularity

They are well-known in Ghana as celebrity lookalikes, but 4Kings, as they are collectively known, have a life beyond their overnight popularity.

They are well-known in Ghana as celebrity lookalikes, but 4Kings, as they are collectively known, have a life beyond their overnight popularity.

In a recent interview on the Delay Show, Steve Quams, Courage, Robest, and Future talked about their lives.

All four of them opened up on their history of hardship, migrating from their respective hometowns to Accra, doing menial jobs, and how they were propelled to overnight fame.

Here is how the conversation went down with host Delay:

Delay: All that is known of you guys is the fact that you are the lookalikes of some musicians; tell me a little about yourself starting from Future.

Future (Mr. Drew’s lookalike): I was born in Lapaz and stayed at Awoshi for both Junior High School (JHS) and Senior High School (SHS). My mum stays at Obuasi and my dad, Ofaakor. My dad stopped caring for me after class 5. I attended Glorious Mission School and furthered at Abetify Presby where I studied Visual Arts.

After school, I worked as a spare parts dealer at Abossey Okai. Then I worked left to work with a sachet water company. I also worked as a barber before going back to the spare parts business at Abbosey Okai.

Steve Quamz (Eugene’s lookalike): I was born at Asuom Kade in the Eastern Region. My father is late but my single mother took care of us. My father had three wives so I have a lot of step-siblings but only 4 biologically related siblings. I attended Asuom Senior High after which I moved to Accra in 2018.

After school, I worked as a supermarket attendant while staying with my brother in Ashongman, Accra.

Robest (King Promise’s lookalike): I was born at Breman Asikuma [Central Region] but bred in Koforidua in the Eastern Region. I am the firstborn of two siblings; I have a sister. I attended Goka SHS in the Brong Ahafo Region and completed it in 2017.

I moved to Accra just five months ago. After school, I have never engaged in menial jobs, just music. I was in the lookalike job before fame. I travel from region to region scouting for fellow lookalikes like me.

Courage (Medikal’s lookalike): I was born in Akatsi, Volta Region. I have 3 siblings and I am the second child. I attended Akatsi JHS and furthered at Akatsi SHS. I read visual arts and completed it in 2017.

After school, I moved to Tema in 2018. Before then, I was a mobile money operator. I also worked with a printing press where we produced t-shirts.

As fate will have it, the friends met on social media through Robert and started the lookalike ‘craze’ as their way out from hustling.

Though that road is also filled with bumps, 4Kings said they are striving and are considering making a career change to full-time music.

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