Ghanaian singer and songwriter, Gladstorm Kwabena Akwaboah Jnr., has recalled how his journey in music started.
Speaking in an interview with Valerie Danso on the GTV Breakfast Show, the talented artiste recalled the struggles and sacrifices he made to launch his career.
Before he decided to start a career as an artiste, Akwaboah revealed he was an instrumentalist.
The meagre payment from this job informed his decision to write his own songs.
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While in that phase of life, the prolific songwriter recounted the difficulty and hunger he endured.
“Being an instrumentalist, playing for people and they will give you small money so I said this job I no go do again. I literary came home with nothing and it was not as if I had some money somewhere to spend. I stayed behind to write my songs. When people call me for shows as an instrumentalist I say no, I want to become an artiste and stayed hungry for like a year,” he revealed.
Akwaboah divulged that it took about seven years to build his brand to this level.
He further advised up-and-coming musicians against rushing and chasing trends.