Popular Ghanaian rapper, Amerado has revealed the intriguing story of his rap journey, reflecting on his early days as “Rap Pages” and his decision to pursue higher education alongside his music career.
Speaking in an interview on Showbiz 360 with Giovani Caleb on Friday night, the versatile musician said during his early days, he went by the stage name “Rap Pages”. However, he explained the inspiration behind his current one, ‘Amerado’.
“I was called Rap Pages. Amerado came when I wanted to do music professionally. I took it from the Bible but my manager told me to change the name ‘Rap Pages’. I’m very religious,” he shared.
The talented Ghanaian rapper also explained his choice to return to school, stating: “The decision to go back to school was influenced by getting the tertiary audience, gaining more knowledge to pursue my craft, and lastly, we all believe that as a person, you need to evolve.”
“Evolution comes with knowledge and doing things that people will always be amazed about. I also promised my father ( may his soul rest in peace) that I was going to go back to school,” he added,
This commitment to growth and evolution led him to pursue studies in Political Science, Religion, and Adult Education at the University of Ghana though he noted that he finds himself facing a challenging decision.
“I’m reading Political Science, Religion and Adult education. As I enter my second year at the University of Ghana, I don’t know which of them to drop because I can relate to them all. I’ll have to drop as learning requires hard work,” he pointed out.
Reflecting on the beginnings of his rap career, Amerado credited a friend and colleague, Alpheus Acquaye, for influencing him.
“That was way back in senior high school. Shout-out to Alpheus Acquaye; my friend and colleague who influenced me and told me that I could do it. I used to rap with Opanka, and Okyeame Kwame and I used to love Dr. Cryme and Praye Horni Hor. So he (referring to Alpheus) told me why I didn’t write my own lyrics.
“During one of our entertainment nights, he pushed me on stage and though I was nervous with the microphone shaking in my hands, I was able to deliver. At the time, I had written a rap about Judgment Day. I attended KNUST Senior High School in Kumasi,” he recounted.
Meanwhile, in just one week after its release, Amerado’s latest single ‘Kweku Ananse’ has achieved impressive streaming numbers across digital platforms.
By Esther Aryee|3news.com|Ghana