About Kobby Prairie
I am Ernest Kwabena Opare Owusu, a singer/songwriter and public speaker born in the capital city Accra, Ghana. I am better known by my stage name Kobby Prairie. I spent my formative years studying music online. After a course in French and Spanish at the Ghana Institute of Languages, I was torn between going to England to study Psychology and staying home to follow up with my love for music. I started writing my own materials and I have not looked back since 2010.
In 2014, after signing a record and management contract with Hillikz Music and Mass Concept respectively, I released my debut single “Heart Song” and embarked on a philanthropic project dubbed “Moment on The Prairie”. “My First Love [An Ode to Mothers]” was later released in 2016 alongside a CD containing two other songs and three soundtracks.
I have graced many events, performing my own materials; both as a featured and headline act. Fans nicknamed me “The Soul Therapist”. Undoubtedly, “The Soul Therapist” knew how to capture and keep the attention of his audience. But deep within me, I knew I had a desire to see people find themselves; I was, and I still am an encourager. However, the inherent selfless calling to inspire others was intermittently interrupted by a wrong ideology- the idea that “I must try to gain respect from people not by serving selflessly but by showing up and show off what name and thing I have toiled to gained”.
After a moment of awakening, I refocused. I now live a moment at a time, continually conscious of the fact that, beyond name and appearance, we are all equal and the same, and for all of us, there is a call that is relevant to an infinite transcendent plan, yet for me and for you, the present moment is the only moment we truly have.
Today, I motivate the world through singing and speaking at conferences, churches, corporate and academic institutions, and etcetera. I am dedicated to the call to encourage people on the topic of finding purpose, joy, and meaning in Christ, beyond materialism and religion. I am the founder of The Green Life Community (TGLC); a non-governmental and non-religious organization that is dedicated to empowering the youth by creating a platform for vocational training and academic opportunities.
Long Story Short
I was trapped in the noise of religion and controlled by the ego. I had bought into the wrong idea that life is a struggle… that one has to be aggressive to find meaning and happiness. I wrote songs and pursued a music career in hopes that I may find fulfillment and become ‘somebody’. Now, after over seven years of reading a wide range of materials, seeking, and knocking, I have found the peace that is beyond name and form… beyond religion or creed… I have found the life I needed; that life is the love I needed; that love is the truth I needed, and that truth is the Christ.
I’ve found the reason for my being, and, now I sing, write, and speak to inspire others to find theirs.
My philosophy, now, is that as long as you are breathing you are as important as any other human being on earth, and it is your duty to discover, focus on, and to be what only you have been born to be. Being what you are created to be is the only endeavor that pays beyond time and money.