Ghanaian rapper Derrick Safo Kantanka well known as Amerado has recounted some struggles in life which made him, almost ditch his musical career.
According to Amerado, poverty made him torn between his musical career and relocating to the United Kingdom to start life afresh.
According to the rapper, he had no money to push his music career and wasn’t making money by then when he started his music career. During his struggles, he had an opportunity to travel to the UK for the Ghana Party in a Park event in 2019.
He disclosed that when he arrived in the UK, he was forced to choose between coming back to Ghana and staying back to find a job to cater to his family without a legal documents.
“It got to a time where I didn’t know where my next meal was going to come from but I had a chance to get to the UK in October 2019. I was fortunate enough that my aunt was there. I had to make a decision whether to come back to Ghana and do the music or remain in the UK.”
“It was very tough and that was the lowest point in my life. It was a deciding moment for me because during that period I was totally devastated. I nearly run into depression. What I saw and experienced over there was very bad. I can’t say it all.”
“As a young boy who traveled outside the country for tourism. After the event, my mum thinks because I’ve been able to fly, I have to stay behind and work hard over there. She said I should find a job that will enable me to take care of my sister and her.”
“With the type of visa I had, It wasn’t possible to live there for that long. I started thinking as to whether I should go back to Ghana and pursue my music which is not fetching money or find a way of staying in the UK to secure a job,” he stated.
“Sometimes when I am walking around the train stations, I communicate my thoughts to every black man. I ask the black strangers to tell me what they think,” he added.