Yaw Tog Biography, real name and net worth

By | November 16, 2022

Yaw Tog is a Ghanaian hip-hop musician, rapper, songwriter, and performer. He is under a self-owned record label called Tog Life. He is known in the music industry for his hit song “Sore,” released in 2020. Yaw is very instrumental in the Kumerica drill music and was also part of the famous “Asaaka” music group, with members like O’Kenneth, City Boy, Reggie, and Jay Bahd.

Profile Summary of Yaw Tog

Real name: Thorsten Owusu Gyimah
Nicknames: Yaw Tog/Young Bull
Date of Birth: May 8, 2003.
Age: 20 years old
Hometown: Santasi, Kumasi.
Tribe: Asante
Instagram: @yawtog_yt
Twitter(X): @YAWTOG_
Facebook: Yaw Tog

Early Life & Background 

Yaw Tog was born on May 8, 2003, in Santasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He is 20 years old and the third child of his parents, Mrs. Joyce Mensah and Mr. Gyimah. Tog is the only male among two female siblings, and he spent almost all his life in Santasi, where he was born and raised.


He comes from Santasi, Ashanti Region.


Mr. Mensah Gyimah and Mrs. Joyce Mensah.

Educational Background

Yaw finished his primary and Junior high in Santasi. After completing his Junior High education, he went to Opuku Ware Senior High School in the Ashanti Region, where he studied General Art. His electives include Geography, Economics, Government, and Christian Religious Studies (CRS). He completed SHS in September 2021.


He has no girlfriend.


He has no children.

Football Career

Yaw Tog, during his early ages, started playing football. He played for one of the famous juvenile teams in Santasi and was a proper number 2 for the under 13 Team. He later switched to play 6 when he joined the under-15 side, but Yaw Tog’s mom, Mrs. Joyce Mensah, wasn’t cool with Yaw Tog’s football career, so he decided to become a musician.

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Music Journey

Yaw Tog started his music journey in 2018 after he stopped playing football. He fell in love with Ghanaian rapper and songwriter Kwesi Arthur’s rap music, and that influenced his decision to make music. He started writing his own songs and going to the studio to record. Later, Yaw became one of the people who formed the “Asaaka” music group and brought the Kumerica drill music to life. Yaw Tog hit the mainstream in 2020 after he released his hit song “Sore.”

After the release of Sore” on September 3, 2020, which earned him over 2 million views on YouTube in just a day, he featured his idol BET nominee Kwesi Arthur and Ghanaian-British rapper Stormzy on the remix of the song. Big names like Michael Dapaah, Vic Mensa, and others gave the song “Sore” their approval, and it was also featured on the Complex in the UK and Billboard Italia. He later released his first EP, dubbed the Time EP, and now he has many singles and features with other musicians.


• Time EP
Yaw Tog released his first EP, “TIME,” on March 25, 2021. He held a listening session for his EP on Saturday, March 20, 2021, and NYDJ of YFM, Ruth (entertainment analyst), DJ Slim of Pure FM, DJ Rueben of LUV FM and Nhyira FM, Mr. Bonez of Kessben FM & TV, and other prominent names were there.

The seven-tracklist TIME EP includes:
• Gold Friends (Prod. by Doosis).
• Boyz (Prod. by Khendi Beatz).
• Fake Ex (Prod. by Khendi Beatz).
• Sore Remix ft. Stormzy & Kwesi Arthur (Prod. by Chris Rich).
• Mood ft. Sean Lifer (Prod. by Juiczx).
• Y33gye (Prod. by DG Production).
• Time (Prod. by Khendi Beatz).


• Tonight 
• Sore
• Sei Mu
• Sore Remix ft. Stormzy & Kwesi Arthur
• Y33gye
• Fake Ex
• Africa
• Daben


Since Tog’s entry into the mainstream, he has featured a lot of famous musicians like Stormzy, Kwesi Arthur, O’Kenneth, City Boy, Reggie, Jay Bahd, Kweku Flick, and Kofi Jamar.

Awards and Nominations

• 2021 — International Collaboration of Ashanti (Yaw Tog (Sore Remix) ft. Stormzy), Hiphop Act of the Year, Artiste of the Year — @Ashanti Region Music Awards — Winner!
• 2021 — Best Discovery — @4Syte TV Music Video Awards 2021 — Winner!
• 2021 — Hip Hop Song Of The Year — @3Music Awards 2021 —- Winner!
• 2021 — Fan Army Of The Year (won by Kumericans) — @3Music Awards 2021 —- Winner!
• 2021 — Breakthrough Artiste Of The Year — @3Music Awards 2021 — Nominated.
• 2021 — Viral Song Of The Year — @3Music Awards 2021 — Nominated.
• 2021 — Most Influential Ghanaian Act — @Global Music Awards Africa — Nominated.
• 2021 — Hip Hop Song Of The Year —- Vodafone Ghana Music Awards — Nominated.


Thorsten Owusu Gyimah stays with his parent and does not have a mansion.


He has revealed he doesn’t have a car.

Net worth

Yaw Tog’s net worth is estimated to be around $300,000. His major source of income is his music career.

TogLife Foundation

Yaw Tog has set up a ToglLife Foundation to help the needy in the Ashanti Region. His foundation, which is aimed at supplying exercise books to private and government schools, has shared over 6,000 books, and he hopes to give out over 200,000 books to students in various schools in the Ashanti Region.

FAQs about Yaw Tog

• Who is Yaw Tog best friend?
Andy Scott. He is also a musician and known for songs like “Agony,” “Road Boys,” and “Getting My Papers.”

• Where does Yaw Tog come from?
He comes from Santasi, in the Ashanti Region.

• Where is Yaw Tog now?
He lives in Pataase, Kumasi, with his parents.

• What is the real age of Yaw Tog?
His real age is 20 years old as of 2024.

• Is Yaw Tog still in SHS?
No, he completed SHS in September 2021.

• Which school did Yaw Tog complete?
He completed Opoku Ware Senior High School.

• Which record label is Yaw Tog?
His own record label called TogLife Records.

• Is Yaw Tog alive?
Yes (2024).

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