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Amerado

Amerado

Derrick Sarfo Kantanka, best known as Amerado, is a Ghanaian rapper from Kumasi. He is the curator of Yeete Nsem, Ghana's first news casting rap series

2010

Early life and education
30 June 2010

Early life and education

Amerado was born and raised in Ejisu, Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He attended KNUST Senior High School

2015

Music career
30 June 2015

Music career

Amerado's rise in the music industry began when he caught the attention of music producer Azee Ntwene after placing third at the Solid FM Freestyle Show in 2015, leading to his signing with MicBurnerz Music; he subsequently released successful singles, collaborated with notable artists like Sarkodie and Shatta Wale, and achieved recognition for his freestyle skills, with his EP "Patience" reaching No. 1 on various streaming platforms and earning him the Best EP award at the 2022 3Music Awards, while his debut studio album "G.I.N.A" featured several prominent artists.

2019

Live performances
30 June 2019

Live performances

Amerado has delivered remarkable live performances at prestigious events such as the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, S-Concert, Rapperholic Show, Ghana Music Awards UK, VGMA Xperience Concert, Ghana DJ Awards, and the Ghana Party in the Park, UK.

2022

Awards and accolades
28 November 2022

Awards and accolades

Amerado has received various accolades, including winning Rapper of the Year at the 2022 Ghana Music Awards USA for "Obiaa Boa" and earning recognition at the 2023 Ghana Music Awards France for his "Patience EP," while also garnering nominations in several categories across different award ceremonies such as the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, 3Music Awards, and Ghana Music Awards UK.






2023

Style
30 June 2023

Style

Amerado predominantly raps and sings in the Twi dialect of the Akan language, occasionally incorporating English into his music. He adopted the stage name "Amerado," meaning 'Governor' in Akan, to signify his authority and dominance within the music industry.

2023

Brand ambassador
30 June 2023

Brand ambassador

Amerado serves as the brand ambassador for Ghana-made chocolates, promoted by the Ghana Cocoa Board, and has actively supported the campaign by writing the song "Ghana Chocolate," in addition to collaborating with various other brands such as Vodafone Ghana, AirtelTigo, HD Plus, GoTV, Cheezzy Pizza, and more.

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