Nockus

Presenter

Nana Kwame Osei Sarpong, popularly known as Nockus or Da Soulman is a radio and television host, MC, actor, voice actor, and the founding father of Ghana’s biggest urban radio station, YFM.

Nockus had his Secondary School education at St Peter’s Secondary School, for his Ordinary level, and headed to Adisadel College for Advanced level. After a year of National service, he entered the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he studied Publishing and majored in Design and Illustration.

Nana Kwame found his inspiration for radio in 1997 when he entered KNUST and found out that his hall of residence, Katanga hall, had a radio station, COTTANTO Radio. In 2008, he was contacted by Global Media Alliance to take part in a brainstorming session that led to the birth of Ghana’s first and biggest urban radio station, YFM.

Aside from his managerial role at YFM, Da Soulman was the voice behind the drivetime show, “The DrYve of Your Lyfe” until 2014. Currently, he is the host of the “Friday Night Mix” which airs every Friday from 8 PM to 12 AM. Nockus also oversees the production of 3 nightlife shows including the 2018 Nightlife Radio Show of the Year, Midweek Madnezz.

Away from radio, Nana Kwame made his mark in television as host of TV3’s “Ruff Cut” in 2006 for about 6 months. He had to quit the show to represent Ghana in MNET’s Survivor Africa Panama. In addition, Nockus was a fill-in presenter for ETV’s Late Night Celebrity Show.

As an on-air personality, Nana Kwame has interviewed a host of Ghanaian and international acts including P Square, Samini, Falz, John Legend, Lloyd, Rick Ross, Movado, Etana, Chipmunk, Burna Boy, Fuse ODG, Wayne Marshal, Kojo Antwi, Shatta Wale, and the late Ebony among others.

With his passion for music and arts, Da Soulman has entertained crowds as an MC in most of the Clubs in Accra but has officially worked with Boomerang, Vanity, Aphrodisiac, and Club11. He has also made an appearance in a few movies with Shirley Frimpong Manso’s Sparrow productions including the multiple award-winning Perfect Picture.

Known for unveiling new talents, Nockus has, for the past 15 years, been involved with Lyricist lounge, Bless The Mic, and The Movement, events that gave life to the careers of a lot of the big names in music. He also worked directly with individuals and managements that started the careers of artists such as Jupitar, AI now Ayisi, King Promise, Kuvie, Lady Jay, and Yaa Pono among others.

    Level Up, Yzz Up

    The Yzz Up and Level Up campaign, an initiative of YFM Ghana started as an intensive and educational journey/campaign on all matters concerning the Coronavirus disease; what it is, its implication and measures to safeguard one from it.

    Another main aim of the Yzz Up campaign is to teach the general public the proper way of wearing the masks i.e., to cover both the nose and the mouth, to push/ sensitize the general public on the various safety measures there are to help fight the virus and also to debunk all misinformation, myths and misconceptions of the Coronavirus.

    With each station in the Y Triangle handling various topics every day, the Yzz Up campaign also seeks to clear the air on fears and myths expressed by the general public concerning the Covid-19 vaccine. In as much as the campaign is to educate the general public, each station has special segments that allow their listeners to phone in and share their experiences since Covid19 entered the shores of Ghana and also the challenges of adapting to a new normal.

    The Yzz Up campaign not only seeks to reach out to its listeners but also to reach out to students who have one way or another found their way to campus. To make the educational journey fun and engaging, regular listeners stand the chance of winning amazing prizes for tuning in to the Yzz Up drama series.

    LEVEL UP AND YZZ UP