Furthering my tertiary education to fulfill a promise I made to my late father – Amerado

Award-winning Ghanaian rapper Derrick Sarfo Kantanka, popularly known as Amerado has disclosed that he pursuing his tertiary education to fulfil the promise he made to his dear father and that’s one of the many reasons why he decided to further his education by enrolling is the University of Ghana, Legon.

Earlier this year, it was reported that the reigning VGMA Best Rapper of the Year had gained admission to the University of Ghana, Legon to pursue a Political Science degree.

In an interview with MC Yaa Yeboah on Bryt Extra, an entertainment show hosted on Bryt TV, the rapper disclosed that he decided to go back to school to fulfill a promise he made to his late father.

He further stated that he lost his father shortly after he went to Senior High School (SHS) and therefore, when he got to know his father was sick, he made a promise to him that no matter the number of years it would take him to further his education, he will go to school.

“I made a promise to my late father that I will go back to school no matter what time it takes me. This is because, he died after I enrolled in SHS and when I realized, he was sick, I gave him my word. He once said among his children, I am the most brilliant child so I decided not to let him down when it comes to studying”.

“When my father was alive, he fulfilled every promise he made to me, and with that, one thing I have come to understand is that if ghosts truly exist, then I have to also fulfill my promise to him so he would feel okay wherever he is”, Amerado told the host.

Amerado, however, clarified that going back to the tertiary was going to give him the knowledge he required. Most importantly for his music business, being in the university will also build his fanbase.

“Then again I needed the knowledge to build me as a young champ. The third reason is to build an audience in there because people in the university are a lot and not all artiste get the chance to be closer to them.

One way to be closer to them is to be one of them. So I took advantage of me having a good certificate, bought my forms to go in there to study and gather my fan base,” he clarified.

He grieved over his results lately which wasn’t up to his expectations but quite understandable because of his difficult career. Amerado has an amazing EP “Young and Strong” featured by Strongman on all music platforms.

Watch the interview below;

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