Rapper E.L. from Ghana admitted lying about having a delivery job in the US.
In an interview with Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz, EL said that he pulled a prank because he was anxious for attention.
In a recent interview with 3Music TV, the 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) Artiste of the Year said that there was a time in his life when he needed to work as a food delivery man in the US in order to maintain his body and spirit.
Even more, he said that his time in the US had taught him the value of humility.
The rapper now says all of that was make-believe and that it never happened.
“Andy let me be very honest with you be my bro that whole thing ebi agenda we dey do. I no for do that thing but it’s one of those things. In the spur of the moment sometimes you get carried away,” he said in Pidgin.
E.L. added that he had intentions of doing something like that but never worked as a delivery guy.
The ‘Bars’ rapper went ahead to apologise for the publicity stunt.
“It was more like an attention grab and I shouldn’t have done it. It was also influenced by some people around me. I was fresh off the flight and I wanted to get something trending and it did trend.”
EL joined Jayso’s Skillions Records during his first year of college and worked with Jayso to co-produce the Skillionaires Demotape.
The Skillions, however, disbanded following EL’s graduation from college, and EL started working as a solo artist.
He purchased a studio in Asylum Down and started creating a fresh mixtape.
He even went so far as to collaborate with Jay Foley, Wolf, and Kwaku T (remix) to release the tune “Chale (So Fli)”. The mixtape was never made available, though.
EL moved to a nicer studio at Osu and spent all of his money on purchasing equipment.