I Was Locked Up In A Room With No Window For Over 15 Years – Hammer on why he shunned music

CEO of The Last Two Group, Edward Nana Poku Osei, known in showbiz circles as Da Hammer

Several personalities in the different spheres of life especially the entertainment industry, at some point in their careers are hit by life possibilities to a point where their energy for perseverance gets exhausted, given them a single option of quitting.

Hammer of the Last Two is one of the prolific producers behind the good production of many songs by some Ghanaian musicians.

Not only was he into production, he has a record of grooming and projecting some of the iconic Ghanaian music stars with some still plying their trade commercially as musicians today. The likes of Tinny, Sarkodie, Tee Phlow, Obrafour among others.

Hammer dashed out of the music production seven years ago, left many staunch fans, associates and the masses wondering why he resorted to the sudden decision.

Ever since pausing his music production career, Hammer got into other businesses including partnering with a baker, owner of A1 Bread Godfred Obeng Boateng to introduce one of Accra’s popular bread brands and most recently A1 Bread.


Hammer after finding his new love for selling bread admitted some time ago that his decision to go into baking and selling of bread was in line with his quest to empower the youth.

However, the seasoned record producer was hosted by Kafui Dey as a host in an interview on GTV Breakfast show where he disclosed part of why took the turn of his life.

According to him, he felt like a prisoner because he was locked up in a room with no windows for over 15 years. He used to spend those days inside his studio, barely eaten and sometimes eaten late because he was engrossed in beat making and producing songs for artistes.

“I was bored, I felt like a prisoner. For 15-plus years, I was locked up in a room with no window. The artistes come and go….these boys were out on stage jumping around, when they come back, you are still in that space,” he said.

Speaking on the GTV Breakfast show with Kafui Dey the host, he added that “I sat down for eight hours playing, making beats, producing and it got boring at some point. So, I became like an uncaged dog when I got the chance to get out. That’s why you see me on the street.”

Hammer further revealed that he was not as fat as he is today, he gained weight as a result of the indoors lifestyle his career subjected him, he hardly get any form of exercise.“My name is ‘Slim The Hammer’ I wasn’t fat, I was an athlete in Presec. So, this business of becoming big was the studio,” He said.

He added that he hasn’t touched any sound engineering equipment in the past seven years. “I have a small set up at home that my children use, so after the playing around, I want to get the thing back to my fingers. I’m gonna need some help though. It’s been seven years since I touched equipment,” he told Kafui Dey.

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