A throwback photo featuring a youthful and relatively unknown King Promise alongside business tycoon and broadcaster Bola Ray has surfaced online.
The Afrobeat artist, now highly sought-after in Ghana and Africa, appeared unassuming in a plain outfit while posing with Bola Ray at his workplace.
The photo was shared on Twitter by Bola Ray, likely as a tribute to King Promise’s success and rapid rise from obscurity to widespread recognition, and when it comes to entertainment in Ghana, he’s one of the top notches. He said he knew from day one that King Promise was destined for greatness.
Bola Ray attached this caption:
Don’t despise small beginnings. Saw a gem from the very first day I saw @IamKingPromise . I knew he was destined for greatness. Keep winning King. It is possible.
King Promise’s debut single, “Thank God,” was released in 2016 under YB Records, featured Fuse ODG, and was produced by Killbeatz. However, it was the 2017 release of “Oh Yeah” that propelled him to prominence after he signed with Killbeatz record label Legacy Life Entertainment. Gervin Ohene Addo manages the record label.
In November 2017, he came back with another banger titled “Selfish.” The song debuted at number one on the Ghanaian charts for several weeks.
In July 2019, He released his first album, “As Promised,” under exclusive licence to emPawa Africa Limited.
He won a number of awards, including best male vocalist of the year at the Ghana Music Awards UK in 2018. He won Highlife Song of the Year at the 2019 edition of the 3Music Awards.
His second album, “5 Star,” was released in July 2022, following a number of hit singles, including “Slow Down,” “Ring My Line,” featuring Headie One, and “Choplife,” featuring Patoranking. The album won Album of the Year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2023.