Kwaw Kese has revealed for the first time on Starr 103.5FM that during his incarceration at the Kumasi Central Prisons, he was the judge for several music competitions held by the inmates.
Kwaw Kese, who is accredited with several hit songs said: “You know, in there, they have games, they have singing and dancing competitions and I was the judge in the singing competitions.”
Kwaw Kese, real name Emmanuel Botchwey was arrested in November last year for publicly smoking Indian hemp in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi.
He was remanded after his first appearance in court and failed to secure bail on three different occasions.
He was finally granted bail and released on health grounds after he was rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital with a stomach infection.
The ‘Abodam’ hitmaker in his first interview since his release said the inmates rejoiced after the announcement that he was going to join them.
“They were happy…you know it was all over and they have TVs and radios in there so they knew I was coming…and they were rejoicing.
“Some of them told me that if not for prison they would never have met me,” Kwaw Kese told host of Starr Drive Bola Ray Wednesday.
According to the self-acclaimed ‘king of the streets’, he wasn’t molested by the inmates because of his status adding that he had to cool off in a single room with 74 other inmates.