Sensational Ghanaian hip-hop singer and songwriter Kwesi Arthur has recounted his struggles before stardom.
The singer said he was invited by some event organisers as one of the underground artists, which is normally referred to as “and many more” after the headline and supporting artists have been announced.
The “Grind Day” singer disclosed that he stayed in a rainstorm for about three hours at the dawn of the event but never had the opportunity to perform his songs.
Speaking to Accra-based JoyPrime, the one-time BET nominee said regardless of how hard and embarrassing such things are, they strengthen people on their journey to greatness.
“…Maybe they thought my style then wasn’t trendy enough or it wasn’t what was on and what everyone was used to because I feel my music is really different. I was more introspective, I was more of talking about my story when everyone was doing the danceable vibe and I had people turn me down.
“Going to the show, I spoke to one of the organizers who was putting the names down who said he was going to make me perform. I stayed from 5 pm to 2 am, I stayed in the rain and it rained on me till 2:30 – 3 am but I never performed. The next day, I went to do the same thing. I feel all these things happen to strengthen you,” he explained on the Prime Morning show.
According to Kwesi Arthur, the internet is the future [for both upcoming and establishes Ghanaian artists]. “The internet gives grounds for everyone to shine and make a name for themselves. It’s a great source to use to boost whatever you’re doing, and I’m thankful I could make it through the internet.”
Source: Modern Ghana