The multiple-award-winning rapper who has several hits to his credit told Graphic Showbiz that he and his wife have their DMs flooded with messages from couples who want a blueprint on how to maneuver their relationship.
Besides, Okyeame Kwame and Annica, who have managed to dispel the widespread notion that celebrity marriages don’t last, having been married for more than a decade inspired the book.
“Yes, we have some celebrities asking us for advice on their issues, some before they get married and others who are still married. Others have even engaged me in the comments section of some of my posts. But most importantly, Annica gets a lot of young ladies asking for advice in her inbox and we realize that many people are struggling in their relationships,” Okyeame Kwame said.
While writing the book, which they went through with a fine-tooth comb, the couple said they fell in love all over again. “We reminisced over many things and it brought back many memories we had forgotten. We revisited things we had said we would do but hadn’t gotten around to doing. It brought back warm feelings we fell in love over again,” Annica disclosed.
At the end of the day, what Okyeame Kwame and Annica hope people will take away from the book is a sense of liberation. “I’m hoping it will truly give them the liberation I have, to know that they cannot be pressured into anything. If you feel liberated, you will not bow to societal pressure and you can do things at your own pace and you can live life on your terms,” Annica said.
Okyeame Kwame added, “I hope they understand that you are not the half of anybody. As a being, you’re complete, powerful, and resourceful and your happiness is in your hands. Your partner is also a complete being and once you come together and you accord him/her the respect you have for yourself, you will free yourself of depression or anxiety.”
Love Locked Down was launched on May 15 at the Ecobank Headquarters Auditorium at Ridge in Accra.