I was born in the Greater-Accra region of Ghana but hails from the Ashanti tribe in the Ashanti region of Ghana. I grew-up in the Methodist church, but at the age of 16yrs l joined a local sabbath church in Ghana. In 1988, I was drafted into the Ghana Army as a regular soldier and served over ten years as an intelligence operator. In 1990, I was deployed to the ECOWAS peacekeeping mission (ECOMOG) in Liberia. In 1991, I was deployed to the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in Lebanon.