Eno Barony talks about her musical journey and how her father beat her up for rapping on TV

Picture of Gati Jesse

Gati Jesse

Published on May 28, 2024

Eno Barony, commonly known as the Rap Goddess, has revealed how her father reacted when he saw her perform on TV for the first time when she was 15. Eno Barony is well-known for her successful songs ‘God Is a Woman’, ‘Wats Ma Name’, and ‘Tonga’, a 2014 remix of Joey B’s track “Tonga” featuring Sarkodie.

In 2021, she became Ghana’s first female musician to win Rapper of the Year at the 3Music Awards. She also won “Best Rap Performance Of The Year” at the 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), now Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMA).

Eno Barony

Speaking in an exclusive interview on The Chat, an entertainment and lifestyle show hosted by Ekow Koomson on Citi TV, Eno Barony, who was addressing a question on how her father, a reverend Minister, reacted when he saw her rapping for the first time, related her ordeal. “I appeared on TV one Saturday…”While my father was sleeping in the living room, I participated in a competition, and my entry was featured in an advertisement.

Eno Barony

My father was sleeping, and my entire family was watching…everyone was watching because I was 15 years old, when my father awoke and asked, “Whose voice is that?” But then it was done, and they wrote showing this every Saturday.

The ‘God Is a Woman’ rapper continued, “It was a Saturday Morning … so at 5 pm he sat and watched me perform… after that, I was lashed because I was a reverend Minister’s daughter and I went to do rap music wearing a short skirt”.

Known in real life as Ruth Nyame Adom, Eno Barony stressed that even though her father is proud of her for being a celebrity, “my dad will still tell you Jesus is the only celebrity I know”.

Related article: Citinewsroom



Scroll to Top