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Yaw Osei-Owusu

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Yaw Osei-Owusu
BornCroydon, United Kingdom
GenresGospel, Urban contemporary gospel
Occupation(s)Singer, song writer
Years active(2011–present)
Associated actsKODA, "Blessing Ali"

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Yaw Osei-Owusu, simply known as Yaw is an American singer and songwriter of English and Ghanaian descent. He was born in Croydon, England, and raised in Northern Virginia.


Osei-Owusu was born in Croydon, London, and moved to Northern Virginia, United States, when he was six. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Business Management from Liberty University[1] where he and his colleagues founded a campus ministry called P.E.N.S.A.[2]

In 2011 he released The Audio-Biography of Worshipper: Chapter One, a mixtape album. The album featured hit singles including "Osabarima",[3] "Tumi" and "High on High".[4][5]

A year later a live recording album My Reasonable Act was released. At the 2012 African Gospel Music Awards he won the "Artist of the Year (USA/Canada)" award.[6]


Title Album details
The Audio-Biography of a Worshipper Chapter 1: My Passion
  • Release year: 2011
My Reasonable Act[7]
  • Release year: 2012

Awards and nominations[edit]

Africa Gospel Music Awards (AGMA)[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2012 Himself ARTIST OF THE YEAR (Solo/Group) – USA/CANADA[8] Won


  1. "Lynchburg PENSA Ministry – STAFF – Retired/First Student President; Active Alumnus: Deacon Yaw Osei Owusu". Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  2. "Yaw Osei-Owusu – Gospel Singer in Washington, District Of Columbia". GigSalad. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  3. "Osabarima". Bandcamp. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
  4. Nii Atakora Mensah (May 31, 2013). "The next big thing in gospel music – YAW". Ghana Music. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  5. "The Audio-Biography of A Worshipper" Chapter 1 My Passion By Yaw Osei-Owusu". Soundcloud.
  6. "Nacy, Ohemaa Mercy, Gifty Osei, Skuulfoo, Nii Okai, Others Nominated For Africa Gospel Music Awards 2012+Full List Of Nomination". News Ghana. June 7, 2012.
  7. "Spotlight – Yaw Osei-Owusu, A Powerhouse in Praises & Worship Has Emerged". Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  8. Charles Koranteng (June 4, 2012). "AGMA 2012 FINAL NOMINEE LIST". Modern Ghana. Retrieved September 8, 2015.

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