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I went back to school at age 40 and bagged first class – Philipa Baafi


Gospel musician, Philipa Baafi, has expressed her utmost appreciation to God for seeing her through her educational pursuit successfully with fewer challenges.

While sharing her story, she said that her parents had died by the time she got to Senior High School (SHS). The gospel artiste added that things became complicated for her in life, but she remained steadfast in her studies.

The ‘Go Higher’ hitmaker indicated that, due to her predicament, she could not further her education after SHS.

Philipa noted that after she gained an income from music, she went to pursue a medical course (Physician Assistant) at the tertiary level, adding that she graduated with first class honours even though she is over 40 years old.

“I lost my parents while I was in primary school. My mother also died when I got to SHS. Even though I was a brilliant student, it was tough for me. Aside my calling to do music, I had the passion to become a medical professional.

“After completing high school, I stayed home for a while because things were tough for me after my parents died. Going back to school after age 40 was not easy. But by the grace of God, I completed tertiary successfully with first class honours,” she said in a video shared by Zionfelix on his Instagram page, which was sighted by GhanaWeb.

What Philipa Baafi’s husband said about her long absence in the music industry

Dr. Kwame Karikari, the husband of gospel artiste Philipa Baafi, explained why his wife has not been active in the music industry for quite some time now.

According to him, the gospel artiste had to put her music career on hold to go back to school and upgrade her educational credentials in order not to lose her relevance.

He disclosed that she went to school for four years to study to be a physician assistant.

He announced that his wife, Philipa Baafi, has officially made a comeback to music after the long break.

“Upon completion [of school], she worked on some songs but we were waiting for the appropriate time to make it known, and this is the right moment,” he said in the interview.

Philipa is a well-recognised musician in the country due to the numerous hit songs she has produced, including ‘Go Higher’, ‘I Go Dance’ and others.

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