Highlife/Afrobeats artist Kuami Eugene described his present situation as “not like it used to be.”
On Friday, October 20, 2023, as a guest on Class Drive on Class 91.3 FM, he made this statement.
Yao Mawutor Fianu, the host, had emphasized Eugene’s reputation as a well-known singer-songwriter and questioned whether he ever used the opportunity to live a typical life separate from his public persona.
“I try, I try. It’s interesting. I actually try. I miss that life so much,” Kuami Eugene said.
Noting “that life used to be fun” before stardom, Eugene underscored the irony also: “Unfortunately, we didn’t like that life because we wanted the fame, we wanted all the attention when we go out [but] now, you have it all and it seems you don’t have that [fun] life anymore”.
To escape and easy up, “I call my friends to go play football on Sundays,” the Open Gate hitmaker revealed, noting these are friends from the neighborhood he grew up in, Fadama, suburb of Accra with a notorious slum.
“I get some of them to come to my area, we go to a low-key, a low profile field somewhere, pay and play amongst my friends because I miss that kind of life,” the 26-year-old explained.
The Lynx and EMPIRE Africa star lamented the fact that he can no longer play football with his mates at the Fadama Park as he reflected on earlier days. However, he said that he occasionally made trips there and gave gifts of cash to locals each time.
The most recent work of Kuami Eugene is an album named Love & Chaos.