When the former president of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice Osei Kuffour, popularly known as Obour promised his fans during the Back In the Day concert in 2017 that he would chop off his dreadlocks when he turns 40, he was not mincing words.
He showed he was serious as he emphasised that promise last year at Okyeame Kwame’s Hiplife Party at the +233 Bar and Grill on Christmas Day.
Obour turns 40 on November 17 this year but according to a source, the locks, which he has been sporting for about 20 years will go off by this weekend.
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And in a chat with Graphic Showbiz on Wednesday, January 6, Obour confirmed it saying “yes, I promised my fans I will chop off my locks when I turn 40 and to show them I am a man of my word, my locks are going off. In fact, they might not even see this weekend.
Throwing more light on why his longer -than-waist-length locks had to go, the Konkontiba hitmaker said, my dreadlocks were my look for music and since I am going off music for a while, I need a new look, I need to rebrand.
“For me, the year 2021 is a new year, I am looking at rebranding, a new feeling and a new image. And since life begins at 40, I am looking forward to new opportunities and new challenges.
“The year 2020 was terrible for me. I lost the elections for the parliamentary primaries for the Asante Akyem South seat although I worked very hard. I also lost my father so I want to end 2020 with all the 2020 things.
“And begin 2021 with 2021 things which start with my looks thus parting ways with my locks, enrolling in a Masters in Strategic Management programme at the University of Ghana among others.