The young man, whose resemblance to the popular Ghanaian musician is striking, shared his journey from Koforidua to Accra and how he turned his resemblance into a thriving business.
“I couldn’t find a job so in 2018, I came to Accra because of the lookalike business,” he shared.
As a music enthusiast, he revealed that he didn’t want to settle for just any job that didn’t align with his passion.
“I am into music and I didn’t want to stress myself or go work somewhere that will stress me. Because when you even place me in a job role, it doesn’t take long for them to sack me,” he disclosed
Recognizing his uncanny resemblance to King Promise, he decided to embrace it and make the most of it. He also went further to make his idol’s baldhead his own trademark.
“I took King Promise as my mentor,” he explained on the show. “I took the bald head from King Promise, and I don’t have plans of changing that because now it really looks good on me. For now, it has become my brand.”
According to him, the lookalike business actually brought him from Koforidua to Accra and has collaborated with other lookalikes, filming videos and posting them online to entertain and engage with his growing fan base.
“It’s the lookalike that brought me from Koforidua TO accra. I took it as a business. I could to Hohoe and find a look-alike then we merge and take a video then I post,” he indicated
Through his venture, he has had the chance to meet other lookalikes, including Kofi Kinaata’s, Fameye’s, and Sarkodie’s.
“I have met Kofi Kinaata’s Lookalike, Fameye’s lookalike, Sarkodie’s lookalike. My full-time job is the lookalike,” he added.
In May, a viral video surfaced online, showcasing the talents of these fake celebrities as they mimicked their respective idols.
From Kidi to Kuami Eugene, Black Sherif to Sarkodie himself, King Promise’s lookalike and his counterparts delighted fans with their uncanny resemblances and attention to detail in imitating their favourite artists.
Some artistes including Medikal and Shatta Wale have taken a stronger dislike to the growing trend but King Promise in an interview on TV3 revealed that they’re showing his brand love.
For the King Promise doppelgänger, impersonation has become his full-time job, and he is dedicated to perfecting his craft and bringing joy to his audience.
While some fans may question the authenticity of his chosen profession, there is no denying the entertainment value and impact that lookalikes like him bring to the music industry.