Celebrated Ghanaian Highlife and Afrobeat singer/songwriter, Eugene Kwame Marfo, otherwise known as Kuami Eugene has spoken about the humble beginnings of his music career, revealing that his first studio was set up right in the heart of his family home.
According to the ‘Monica’ hitmaker, he embarked on a remarkable journey to stardom in music at the tender age of 17 in his mother’s kitchen. The crooner emphasized that his mother didn’t hesitate to evacuate her kitchen to allow him to use it for a studio after realizing the talent he possessed, adding that his mother would do anything to see him happy.
The multiple award-winning singer who is known for his soulful voice and infectious melodies, stated that he knew he would become rich one day but not a music star. He stressed that he knew he would become rich even at that tender age of 17 because he sang so well and also used to write songs and work for some top musicians.
I had no idea I would become me, but I had that dream that I would become rich one day . I knew I would be rich, even at age 17 like I knew I was going to be rich because of the things I was doing. I was recording Wutah and writing and producing songs for some gospel artists.
”Back on the street, I had big artists coming to me. When no one knew me I was recording in Wutah. So this thing that I’m doing I started doing when I was a small boy. I started my studio in my mother’s kitchen, so she had to move from the kitchen and cook outside. She loves me that much that she would do anything to see me happy. So I later got some other equipment which helped me to complete the studio and then I had people recommending me to some artistes. ” he said.