From pallbearer, security man to bagging 7 VGMA nominations: Rapper Kofi Jamar shares grass to grace story
- Fast-rising rapper, Kofi Jamar, has opened up about his journey to stardom in his music career
- The Ekorso hitmaker disclosed that he previously worked as a pallbearer and security officer
- Kofi Jamar, born Derrick Osei Kuffour Prempeh, sat for an interview with Delay on The Delay Show
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Fast-rising Ghanaian rapper, Kofi Jamar, named at birth Derrick Osei Kuffour Prempeh, has opened up about his journey to becoming a musician.
The Accra-based singer who clinched seven nominations in the 2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards disclosed that he discovered his passion for music whilst in Asanteman Senior High School.
Attaining this feat came with rounds of difficulties due to his deprived background, previously working as a pallbearer and later as a security officer for nearly two years, he said.
Speaking in an interview on The Delay Show hosted by Deloris Frimpong Manso, popularly known as Delay, Kofi Jamar disclosed that he used to receive GHc500 as salary working as a security guard.
During this period between 2014 and 2015, he jostled with the two jobs and recording his songs in a studio in Kumasi.
The native of Bantama in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region won his first victory in a rap contest which was organised by Solid FM in Kumasi in 2016, breaking through with a mixtape in the city.
Although the mixtape yielded little returns, it gave him a taste of what he wanted, he recalled.
In 2018, he was signed onto Ghanaian-based Virginian record label, Gadone Records.
From a pallbearer, security man to bagging seven VGMA nominations, the Ekorso hitmaker who now lives in the affluent Trasacco area in Accra shares his story with Delay.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported a former worker of the Multimedia Group, John Affaidzi Appiah, has recounted his grass to glory journey as he shares five key lessons he learned from his career over the past twenty (20) years.
Affaidzi Appiah disclosed that he started his career as a pupil-teacher at the Ghateco Preparatory School in Koforidua after he graduated from Pope John's Senior Secondary School and Junior Seminary, revealing that a lot has happened in his life over the past twenty (20) years.
''Over the past 20 years, a lot has happened. I bagged a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Sociology and a master's degree in Communications Studies, all from the University of Ghana, Legon.''
In other news, Black women across the world are pursuing careers in fields that were once considered to be male-dominated areas, and Twitter user, @_laurynalexis is a glittering example.
She has joined the list of women shattering limitations in STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Celebrating her recent academic milestone, @_laurynalexis took to Twitter to announce that she has graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering with distinction, adding that she completed her four-year programme without any debt.
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