Pursuing one’s passion is not always easy. Still, it’s a road many people are willing to take to find true happiness. Such is the case with musician Santé Prince, who has overcome all odds to make a mark in the music industry.
Despite all he has accomplished in the past few years, Santé admits readily that the road hasn’t all been easy. Yet no matter what challenges come his way, he looks ahead. Today, he’s stretching his limits by opening up and operating the first-ever Water Polo club in Ghana, West Africa. The organization’s name is Awutu Winton Water Polo Club and looks to support youth who have a passion for the sport and train them to compete. Running the Awutu Winton Club has been far from easy, but Prince is driven madly by a greater mission and hopes to spark hope in his player’s lives even if the odds were stacked against them.
Prince Kofi Asante Sefa-Boakye, also known as Santé Prince, is a Ghanian American born in San Diego, California. Santé grew up in a multicultural home. His father was from West Africa, and his mother was from Compton. The two introduced the budding artist to two worlds that would bring color to his perception of life and the arts. In 2012, the young artist began writing original music. By 2016, he was already performing them before crowds. “I wanted to start earlier in 2013, but I was still in between finishing college, and I wanted to do some work with my degree before committing to music and entertainment,” shares Prince. “It’s been a long road with plenty of ups and downs, but I’d say the most significant challenge has been just accepting that everything works out at the time that it needs to.”
When he isn’t creating music, Prince is putting time and effort into promoting Aquatics among African and African American youth. An athlete himself, Prince has played in many games worldwide. He has traveled to countries like Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Brazil, Hungary, Croatia, and Africa to compete. All that he has done while also actively pursuing a thriving career in music. Prince regularly performs before crowds and drops original songs like “Warriors,” “African Man,” “Dangerous,” “Serotonin,” “Kali,” “Gypsy Skirt,” and many more. Even when his schedules get hectic, he remains adamant about growing his two worlds simultaneously. “The best part of my career has been seeing people always having so much fun at my performances,” shares Santé Prince. “Music brings people together, and it’s a blessing to be able to be at the center of that.”
Despite the seeming disconnect between his two main ventures—water polo and music—there is a strong uniting factor to all he does. That is a desire to light other people’s lives up. He hopes his story will inspire other people to keep pushing through the pain and refuse to take the easy path when the right path gets difficult.
Prince now resides in Africa and looks to tap into his roots and create more experiences for his music lovers and the Awutu Winton Water Polo Club team. Learn more about Santé Prince by checking out his Instagram profile.
You can support Ghana’s water polo journey by donating here: https://gofund.me/d74c57ac