- Fast-rising rapper, Kofi Jamar, has opened up about his journey to stardom in his music career
- The Ekorso hitmaker disclosed that he previously worked as a pallbearer and security officer
- Kofi Jamar, born Derrick Osei Kuffour Prempeh, sat for an interview with Delay on The Delay Show
Fast-rising Ghanaian rapper, Kofi Jamar, named at birth Derrick Osei Kuffour Prempeh, has opened up about his journey to becoming a musician.
The Accra-based singer who clinched seven nominations in the 2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards disclosed that he discovered his passion for music whilst in Asanteman Senior High School.
Attaining this feat came with rounds of difficulties due to his deprived background, previously working as a pallbearer and later as a security officer for nearly two years, he said.
Speaking in an interview on The Delay Show hosted by Deloris Frimpong Manso, popularly known as Delay, Kofi Jamar disclosed that he used to receive GHc500 (N32, 980) as salary working as a security guard.
During this period between 2014 and 2015, he jostled with the two jobs and recording his songs in a studio in Kumasi.
The native of Bantama in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region won his first victory in a rap contest which was organised by Solid FM in Kumasi in 2016, breaking through with a mixtape in the city.
Although the mixtape yielded little returns, it gave him a taste of what he wanted, he recalled.
In 2018, he was signed onto Ghanaian-based Virginian record label, Gadone Records.
From a pallbearer, security man to bagging seven VGMA nominations, the Ekorso hitmaker who now lives in the affluent Trasacco area in Accra shares his story with Delay.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a young man who had slept on the floor inspired social media users with his success story.
Taking to Facebook, Maake Shadrack shared an inspirational post about how he had slept on the floor as a student working hard to obtain a qualification that would catapult him from his poor circumstances into a better life.
"2 years of sleeping on the floor at 25 Mathivha Street, Mankweng Zone 1, and one year of being a squatter on-campus taught me to never give up in life and continue enduring even when there's no sign of change.
"However, even if you pray day and night if you don't work smart and diligently...You will never move to the next layer."