My priority is to feed my family, not fill O2 Arena – Amerado


The popular Ghanaian rapper, Kwabena Sarfo Kantanka, widely known as  Amerado, has added his voice to the recent discussions about Ghanaian artists filling international arenas.

According to him, his priority as a musician is to make money to feed and cater for his family and not to fill the O2 Arena in London.


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The rapper’s comment comes days after popular Nigerian artiste, Asake, made history by filling up the 20,000-seater O2 Arena.

This achievement by Asake sparked conversations about Ghanaian musicians have done nothing of the sort.


However, according to the ‘Abotr3’ hitmaker, social media trolls and music competition from Nigeria have no major impact on his music career nor his state of mind.

He opined that Ghanaian crooners are very capable of achieving similar feats, especially filling up such events grounds just like their counterparts from other African countries.

However, he noted that this possibility often feels distant due to the lack of internal support that propels talented artists to prominence.


Speaking on UTV’s United Showbiz Program on Saturday, August 26, 2023. Amerado said;


“It’s fine, I’ve watched Asake’s O2 performance and the way he carried himself on stage. It’s nice . What I can do is to just applaud him and continue work harder, strive for the best but I can’t say Asake has filled O2, so Stonebwoy who is hosting shows and going on tours, Stonebwoy is not good. King Promise has the number 1 song on Boomplay, the whole Africa. Are we talking about it enough?”

He continued; ‘I’m struggling to even secure shows to perform, let alone think about filling the O2 Arena. As an artiste, my top most priority is to feed my family and not to fill O2 Arena. Boys are hungry! We can’t even get shows to perform. The shows that were organized in December, how many of them was I billed to perform for me to worry about O2?” he queried.


Kobby MadeIt is a Ghanaian blogger, artists manager, radio presenter and business man. CEO of MadeIt Records. A musical record label situated in Accra

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