In the music industry, receiving recognition is crucial. Amerado, a Ghanaian rapper known for his unique storytelling and rap style, achieved this recognition at the 2023 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
He became the first Kumasi rapper to win the prestigious Best Rapper award, beating out well-known rappers such as Teephlow, Medikal, Strongman, and Lyrical Joe.
Amerado’s win was a significant accomplishment for Kumasi rap, demonstrating the rapper’s talent and hard work.
Amerado has been consistent in his music delivery, with each release showcasing his growth as an artist. His “Yeete Nsem” series started as a weekly rap news review on social media, but has since become a cultural phenomenon in Ghana, covering various topics and accumulating a significant following.
Amerado’s VGMA win is a personal achievement and a victory for Kumasi rap. Kumasi, the Ashanti region’s city, is home to many talented rappers, including Flowking Stone, King Paluta, Strongman, and Phrimpong. However, Kumasi rap has often been overshadowed by Accra-based artists’ dominance in the Ghanaian music industry.
Amerado’s win sheds light on Kumasi rap’s potential, inspiring other Kumasi-based rappers to strive for similar success. Additionally, it demonstrates that talent can come from anywhere and artists should not be restricted by their location.
Below is the song he used to win the award,