Ghanaian Rapper, Derrick Sarfo Kantanka well known as Amerado has expressed hope in emerging as the best rapper of the year in the ongoing Vodafone Ghana Music Award (VGMA).
In an interview with concert hosts, Giovanni Caleb and Sika Osei, the “Yete Nsem” hitmaker pointed out his hard work in preparation for the 22nd VGMA event.
“I am hoping to win the best rapper of the year, I have a point, and because the year under review, I worked so hard, brought hit songs and also with my freestyle,” he stated.
The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) held its “experience concert” on June 12, 2021, which saw an incredible performance from artists including Adina, Kweku Flick, Kelvin Boy, Camidoh, among other Ghanaian musicians.
Meanwhile, the award night expected to be organized from Friday, June 25 to Saturday, June 26, 2021.
2020 VGMA Best rapper of the year
If his dream turns out as a reality, Amerado will succeed the 2020 VGMA best rapper of the year, Kwesi Arthur.
The 2020 VGMA best rapper of the year, Kwesi Arthur, has recently collaborated with ride-hailing service, Yango Ghana in the then much anticipated new visuals to his tuneful and mellow single “Turn on the Lights”.
The 2018 BET Awards nominee came out with a bang in the early part of 2020 when he released “Turn on the Lights” off his new studio project dubbed “This Is Not The Tape, Sorry 4 The Wait II”.
The video, per the collaboration with Yango Ghana, can be seen brandishing the ride-hailing service’s trademarked cars as Kwesi carries across his lines of landing a companion.
Speaking in a media engagement, Hub Manager of Yango Ghana, Elliot Tei expressed his outfit’s excitement over the collaboration which he believes would promote their brands even further.
“Having this partnership with a super talented artiste such as Kwesi Arthur who happens to be BET Best International Act Nominee will go a long way to create some awareness for both our brands…We believe that what his brand stands for resonates well with our values, and we as a brand recognize ourselves with his energy, growth and progress,” Elliot Tei said.