Eno Barony, an award-winning Ghanaian female rapper, claims she was forced to lose weight before being offered performance and management contracts.
“At one point, I was asked to lose weight before I got performance and management contracts,” Barony said.
Recounting how she has remained relevant in the male-dominated genre, the female rapper said she had to grow a tough skin.
“I don’t think being constantly bashed slowed me down. I think it made me nervous; I had to take a lot of things into consideration, but it’s helped me mature. Everything is a blessing in disguise.
“I had to psyche myself to see that losing weight and wearing corsets weren’t worth it. I don’t think a woman must change her body just because she’s fat. So, now that I have the platform, I try to make women who look like me feel good,” Barony told Asaase radio.
Ruth Eno Adjoa Amankwah Nyame Adom, popularly known as Eno Barony, started her music career in Senior High School, Methodist Day Secondary School in Tema.
She was born on 30 October 1991 in Tema to Reverend Abraham Nyame Adom and Rebecca Nyame Adom. The rapper attended the Shalom Preparatory School and Cambridge Academy.
She released her debut single, “Wats Ma Name”, and also “Tonga”, the remix of the track “Tonga” by Joey B ft Sarkodie in 2014 that lifted her into the limelight.
She recorded a single, “Daawa”, with Shatta Wale in 2016. The same year, she collaborated with rapper Kwaw Kese on a single called “GARI”. She also collaborated on two other singles, “Touch the Body” with Stonebwoy and “King of Queens” with Medikal. In 2017, she released a song titled “Juice Me”, followed by another single with Ebony Reigns, titled “Obiaa Ba Ny3”.
In 2022, She dropped ‘Finish Line’ with Amerado, which created a lot of controversies as netizens directed Amerado’s verse as a shot to Sarkodie and Strongman.