2023 VGMA rapper of the year Amerado Burner has disclosed that he almost gave up on his music career following his inability to meet the high expectations in the music industry.
According to him he felt discouraged at a point and had to indulge in games of chances to make ends meet but has succeeded in elevating his career through perseverance and determination.
He made this revelation in an interview on Showbiz 360 with Giovani Caleb on Friday night.
The talented rapper who came to the limelight with an exciting verse on the famous Biibi Ba track which had several other talents rapping on an exciting beat, disclosed that in 2019, he reached a low point where he seriously contemplated abandoning his music career.
He explained that the weight of disappointment from unsatisfied expectations took a toll on him during his stay in London. However, he found the determination to bounce back after seeking advice from trusted individuals. Little did he know that his comeback would be met with even more significant challenges, including resorting to casino games, betting, and asking friends for financial assistance just to make ends meet.
“When I nearly gave up, that was in 2019, when I went to London I was depressed because I was contemplating whether to visit my career ‘ I took it upon myself to come back after consulting a few people and when I came back, things were even way harder. I was playing casino, betting and sometimes, I go hungry I have to search for money from my friends before I can eat,” he said, recounting previous challenges encountered in his bid to rise in the highly-competitive industry.
The award-winning rapper also shared the beginnings of his musical journey, which was influenced by a friend during their time in senior high school. He initially began rapping to songs from artists like Okyeame Kwame, Dr. Cryme, and Praye Honeho. Eventually, he ventured into writing his own lyrics. Amerado vividly recalled his nervous start, performing during an entertainment session. Despite trembling hands and an unsteady microphone, he managed to deliver his performance.
“I’ve written a rap about Judgement Day which I can’t remember now. I was formerly called Rap Pages.
“When I got there, I was very nervous, I was shivering, the mic was shaking and my hands were shaking but I was able to deliver,” Amerado stated.
Sharing his admiration and respect for the legendary artist Okyeame Kwame, Amerado disclosed that Okyeame Kwame frequently lends his ear to Amerado’s unreleased tracks, valuing the guidance and mentorship he receives from the music icon. Amerado eagerly expressed his desire to collaborate with well-known artists like Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Asake, or Nigeria’s Burna Boy.
He concluded by urging both Ghanaians and music enthusiasts worldwide to stream his latest track, ‘Kweku Ananse,’ which is accessible on all major streaming platforms.
By Malise Kofi Omoloye|3news.com|Ghana