Amerado: I will never shelve music for schooling
Award-winning Ghanaian rapper, Amerado says there is no way he is going to shelve music for schooling should he find difficulty juggling the two ventures.
The Grace rapper who is currently a first-year student reading Political Science at the University of Ghana, Legon tell
The Grace rapper who is currently a first-year student reading Political Science at the University of Ghana, Legon tells Graphic Showbiz that he acknowledges the huge demands of education but will not succumb to its pressure to abandon music.
“No, I am never going to drop music. There’s no way I will quit music. No, not at all. I may give more time to my academics when school is in session and concentrate on music when we are on recess,” he mentioned to Graphic Showbiz.
Amerado, real name, Derrick Kantanka is known for songs such as Grace, Obiaa Boa, Sin No More, Metua, Back 2 Sender among others.
Amerado earned five nominations at this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) in the categories of Hiplife/Hiphop Artiste of the Year, Hiplife Song of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, Best Lyrical Performer of the Year and Hiphop Song of the Year.
The rapper, who is the curator of Ghana’s first news casting series, Yeete Nsem, is likely to add politics to his music career.
In an earlier interview with Graphic Showbiz, rapper Amerado, 28, said: “I don’t mind going into politics in the near future. If I feel it is right for me, why not?
“I believe music business works hand in hand with politics because in both ventures, we are always working to convince people to become our core followers. Once I realise politics won’t hurt my music career, I will go into it,” he said.