Zeal, singer and a member of Ghana’s award-winning music group, VIP, has said one of the reasons he is keeping a long beard is because he wants to stand out and be counted among Ghana’s sexiest looking men.
According to him, he wanted a new look and give the impression of being sexy.
Zeal, who used to be called Lazy, changed his name in September last year and has maintained his new name, Zeal.
He is well known in his group for keeping his beard well trimmed and short for a very long time. However, in recent times, he has been keeping the beard a little longer, which is giving him a Rick Ross kind of look.
On Friday, he caught the attention of media cameras with his looks when he joined other musicians at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra for the launching of MUSIGA’s monthly musical industrial night event.
All eyes were on him when he granted interviews and also when he posed for the cameras with fellow musicians Obour, Tic Tac and others.
Promzy and Prodigal, the other members of VIP, were not seen at the ceremony.
After the programme, he told NEWS-ONE he had no other inspiration for his new look than to change his looks.
“Well I just wanted to change my look and look like a real man and sexy at the same time,” he told the paper’s Francis Addo.
Born Abdul Hamid Ibrahim, Zeal is one of the popular members of VIP and known for his singing ability.
The other members are Promzy and Prodigal who were born Emmanuel Promzy Ababio and Joseph Nana Ofori respectively.
The group released its first album in 1998, titled ‘Bibi Baa O’. Since then, it has become the most popular Hip life group in Ghana.
In 2000, it released its second album, ‘Ye De Aba’ which was very successful.
In 2001, it released ‘Lumbe Lumbe Lumbe’ with the smashing hit ‘Daben Na Odo Beba’. The group took its career to the next level with its 2003 album ‘Ahomka Womu’. The ‘Ahomka Womu’ title track topped Ghanaian charts for over 20 weeks.
VIP won five awards at the Ghana Music Awards with the album and the group gained international exposure after this success. Since then, the group has toured the world.