Ras Cumbolo: Biography, Career,Achievements ,Contributions, real name (Details)

Ras Cumbolo was born on January, 14th 1979 in the Kwabibirim South District Assembly in a Suburb call Akim Oda in the Eastern region by late Mr and Mrs Peter Simon Rincles, Mariama Mbama Tampuran Ndenab who are both from Binduri District Assembly- Sakpari Natingah and Aniisin communities.

Ras Cumbolo was named Winimi Williams Ndenab and commonly called Baba by my village folks, Winimi (was/ is) an adopted name of my grandfather just because of resemblance.
Started basic education at the St. Peter’s primary school at Binduri central briefly from 1982 to 1987 and moved to join his parents in the Eastern Region, when his parents moved to Tamale in the Northern Region in 1988. When his father was on a transfer as a staff of Ghana Meteorological Agency then Meteorological Service.
Cumbolo started his primary school with Bagabaga Demonstration primary in the education ridge from 1992 to 1996 elevated to Bagabaga Demonstration Junior High School in the education ridge suburb of sanarigo from 1996 to1998 where he successfully complete BECE and proceeded to Ghana secondary school Ghanasco from 1999 to 2001 where he studied home economic, majored in clothing and textiles all these schools in Tamale in the Northern region, whiles on campus he involved himself in a lot of school clubs which includes, president of peace mediation club, member and vice president of drama debating club, coordinator of the catholic community, member of writers’ club, upper East students Union and commander of Cadet Corps.

In his basic school days he attended the cadet corps of Tamale secondary school-Tamasco till he completed Junior High School, whiles training as cadet he joined taekwando club.
Immediately after completion of senior high school Cumbolo started working with security companies which he first worked for Delta force security in Accra, skones security in Tamale, edern Security in Bolga and finally with Westec security System Limited also in Accra.
Attended Bolga polytechnic majored in accountancy from 2008 to 2009 completed.
His radio journey started in Bolga in the upper east region with style FM now radio gurune In 2007, according to him, he was introduced to radio by his bosom friend late Christopher Seweh popularly called Mystic Man, in the middle portion of 2009 where he resigned because Ghana Meteorological Agency offered him a job opportunity and posted him to Binduri Bawku in June, 2009 as a weather observer in change of Manga Bawku agrometeo station.
Growing up in school days along the line in his youthful days he was with a Taekwando Marshall art club which he rose in the ranks yellow belt in defence and attack at the youth home centre at Tamale in the northern region.

Those days with Radio gurune Cumbolo co- hosted reggae with Elvis Winimi Apam also known as Lord Bisco who is a teacher by profession with Ghana Education Service. He had the privilege of being trained and coached by late Godwin Narh, Foster Agor known as Dj Sugar and Lansah Musah who are all trained journalist.
Cumbolo’s radio journey started gaining roots when he travelled far to Garu by bicycle to work for Quality FM, in fact Ras Cumbolo is considered one of the pioneers who started hosting reggae music in Kusaug, he used to host a reggae programme

on Quality FM call Roots Rock Reggae in the early 2011 to mid-portion of 2013 where he resigned and remained silent for a while.
Ras Cumbolo started again upon the establishment of Source FM in Bawku, he briefly played test transmission and was never heard again until in January 2017 he bounced back strongly like wild fire on Source FM again with One Drop show and Karem Biilig Sonsug which has touched and change lives of some listeners.
According to history and documentation Ras Cumbolo started as an ordinary presenter which later in 2019 he was promoted as assistant programmes manager which made him responsible to oversee the day to day operation of programmes of the station.

In December, 2009 he was the brain behind the yearly youth programme call Miss Samanpiid in Kusaug to choose a beautiful maiden to represent other maidens of Kusaug at the Samanpiid durbar in Bawku, this idea was mentioned to Hon. David Adoliba then manager of Bayport financial Service who sourced it with money from the Samanpiid committee and today it is a reality for every event organizer in Bawku.
Because of his dedication to radio work and reggae promotion and pushing the agenda of reggae music in upper east region, in 2020 he was awarded best reggae and best local religious talk host of the year organized by Alhassan Art Entertainment, also he was given certificate of honour by Broad Shuldaz Entertainment in 2020 for contributing his quota to the development of Kusaug tradition and customs.
Ras Cumbolo’s influences in radio and social medial includes the following in Kusaug
*Write up on Facebook with radio talks about infrastructural development and environmental issues in Kusaug which brought positive effects.
*It was his Facebook video reports, TV reports of MTN video reports on TV3 in 2019 that got the attention of duty bearers of Bawku Municipal Assembly to renovate the slaughter house around Wande (Azanga) community.
*The building of a culvert bridge at kpalwega Nabidigo area as a result of reportage made on MTN video report on TV3 in 2019.
*Radio talk with Facebook video with write up got the attention of duty bearers of Binduri district assembly to build new school block of Saint Peter’s primary.
Binduri bunbuugo Foot Bridge linking to Zaago and Bazuah communities.
*Binduri market stores
*The construction of kpalwega mazemah road in 2021.
*On the broader side Ras Cumbolo has been able to use radio to influence budding reggae musicians by given them air promotion, granting interview chances and inviting some of them to the studio to do live performance, coaching and suggesting ideas to them to grow in the reggae genre field.

Along the line in the course of these influences some people who felt very uncomfortable of his works on Facebook because of politics reported him severally to the administrators of Facebook restricted him but he still forges on.

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