Rapper Amerado, who is well-known in Ghana, has talked candidly about his experiences in the music industry and how others have perceived his financial situation.
He talked about an incident when his classmates asked him about his work and lifestyle in an interview with MX24 TV, adding that some thought he was extremely wealthy because of his celebrity position.
“I remember after one class, my colleagues came to me, and then they said they would want to have a chitchat with me. They sat me down and they did an interview. Like, ‘Why is it that you have all the money? You are an artiste, you have a car, and you are coming back?’ and I said, ‘I don’t have all the money. I want to seek all the knowledge first,'” Amerado recounted.
He clarified that these public views might lead to followers having certain expectations of him and other celebrities, such wanting to see them drive fancy automobiles. But Amerado made it clear that he would not give in to these demands and would continue working toward his goals of being successful in the music business.
“When you have celebrity status, people have a certain image of you. Fans want to see you in a Range Rover, but it all boils down to you and your story. People know me as that guy from Kumasi who’s been struggling to make it to the top.
“You don’t expect me to drive a Range Rover while I can’t cater for my mother. I don’t let people’s perceptions get a hold of me. I just live my life as a normal guy. When I have, I give. When I don’t, I seek,” he said.