- Medikal has narrated how he used to live before he came into the limelight
- According to the Too Risky singer, he used to sell phones at Circle and did other menial jobs
- He said it was Criss Waddle who gave him his breakthrough in the entertainment industry
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Multiple award-winning rapper, Medikal, born Samuel Adu Frimpong, has recounted the days he had to hustle on the streets just to make ends meet.
In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh on Instagram, Medikal, who is speaking in an interview with actor, Kwaku Manu, said life had not been all rosy for him like many people are made to believe.
According to the Omo Ada hitmaker, at one point he had to go out to sell phones at Kwame Nkrumah Circle, a suburb of Accra, just to get some money for his upkeep.
He said it was out of the same funds that he was supporting his mum.
Recounting further on his hard-knock life days, Medikal said he also had to sleep under a bridge at the Kaneshie Market for three weeks owing to homelessness.
He said he did not even have money to buy gari and sugar on some days.
However, speaking on his rise to fame, Medikal said it was Tema-based rapper, Criss Waddle, who introduced him into the music industry and made him who he is today.
Medikal cited examples of Hammer serving as the stepping stone for Sarkodie and Samini doing the same for Stonebwoy and likened it to how he was also 'blessed' by Criss Waddle.
The Ayekoo singer has made a name for himself over the years and has racked up the cash as he is considered among the list of wealthiest musicians in the country currently.
Medikal is married to actress, Fella Makafui, and the two have made waves following their nuptials.
Speaking about musicians who are always on the grind, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that award-winning music duo, DopeNation, dropped a video on social media that seemed more like a subtle jab to naysayers and critics following their exit from Lynx Entertainment.
The video, which was sighted by YEN.com.gh on the Instagram page of the Zanku boys, sees them singing along to a song that is playing in what looks like a studio.
The content of the song, clearly an encrypted message, asked haters of the group to mind their own business and not meddle in their affairs.
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