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I used to sell newspapers in Ghana – Diana Hamilton’s husband tells life story [Video]

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On Tuesday, August 8th, gospel singer Diana Hamilton and her husband, Dr. Joseph Hamilton, appeared on Hitz FM’s Daybreak Hitz program to premiere her most recent song, “Say Amen.”

This was the first time the renowned singer from the UK gave fans details about their connection and his childhood in Ghana.

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During the conversation, he revealed that he had to sell newspapers on the weekends when he was younger in order to pay for his weekday classes.

Dr. Hamilton recalled how his time working as a newspaper boy helped him learn to read.

He stressed that despite its difficulties, his early years in Ghana served as a springboard for his later successes in the UK’s medical industry.

The spouse of Diana Hamilton is a native of Ghana’s Eastern Region. He was raised in Kwabeng, where he completed his basic school, before attending Nsutem in the Ashanti Region to complete his BECE.

In conversation with Andy Dosty, he mentioned Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) as the source of his bachelor’s degree and Pope Johns Senior High School as his alma mater.

Reflecting on his journey, he shared, “I have come a long way, and I believe grace has sustained me. Selling newspapers and reading articles helped me learn how to read.” He acknowledged that his past experiences have equipped him to navigate challenges abroad.

He continued, “While I wouldn’t describe them as difficult times, those experiences have molded me, as I grew up in a family that sold newspapers. During holidays, I would collect newspapers and sell them, including at the Bunso area, and then attend school on Mondays.”

 

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