Derrick Sarfo Kantanka (born 14 February 1995), known by the stage name Amerado, is a Ghanaian rapper from Kumasi. Many Amerado songs become very popular and trendy online with a great number of streaming and downloads on Boomplay.
He is the curator of Yeete Nsem, Ghana’s first news casting rap series.
CAREER AND ACHIEVEMENTS
After placing third at the Solid FM Freestyle Show in 2015, Amerado came to the attention of Azee Ntwene, and signed to his label MicBurnerz Music. Amerado was featured on a song by Mix Master Garzy intended to promote peace around the 2016 Ghanaian general election.
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The following year, Amerado released his first single I AM, which Pulse Ghana included among their top 10 Ghanaian songs in January 2017. He released his first EP Rapmare that November. In 2018, Amerado was featured on Sarkodie’s hip-hop song “Biibi Ba”, which was nominated for the Best Hiphop Song at the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
On 8 August 2019, Ghana disc jockey DJ Black released a controversial list of the country’s top 50 rappers, on which he placed Amerado in the forties. On 1 October 2020, Reggie Rockstone, an influential figure in Ghanian music genre hiplife, called Amerado one of the best rappers to ever come from Ghana.
In 2020, Amerado joined Shatta Wale and other rappers in Kumasi to release Ahodwo Las Vegas. In August 2021, Amerado had a freestyle and interview session with Tim Westwood on Capital Xtra in London. GRM Daily reported his freestyle session as one of the best on the show.
Amerado released his second extended play Patience on 26 October 2021, featuring Black Sherif, Shatta Wale, Fameye, YPee and Kweku Flick, with production from Azee Ntwene, Izjoe Beatz, Samsney and ItzCJ Madeit. The EP peaked at No. 1 on music streaming platforms Apple Music, Audiomack, Boomplay and Youtube.
Amerado raps and sings mostly in the Twi dialect of the Akan language of Ghana, but he sometimes uses English as well. His stage name, Amerado, which means ‘Governor’ in Akan, was chosen to assert his command of the music scene. Amerado is the brand ambassador for Ghana-made chocolates, an agenda led by the Ghana Cocoa Board. He wrote the song “Ghana Chocolate” to promote the agenda.
Amerado songs are included in Boomplay music playlists. Search to stream and download Amerado songs MP3/ single/ albums on the platform.
MORE ABOUT AMERADO
- Amerado – God Is Never Asleep (GINA) Full Album
- Amerado 2023 New Songs (Latest MP3 Audio)
- Amerado – Grace ft. Lasmid
- Amerado – Patience EP (Full Album)
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