Derrick Sarfo Kantanka, who is known far and wide as Amerado within the realm of showbiz, has revealed the profound motivation that led him to recommence his educational journey by enrolling at the esteemed University of Ghana, Legon.
Earlier this year, reports went rife that Amerado had secured admission to the revered University of Ghana, Legon, embarking on a noble quest to attain a degree in Political Science.
In an enlightening conversation with MC Yaa Yeboah, the host of Bryt Extra, the rapper delved into the emotional depths behind his decision to return to the hallowed halls of academia.
Amerado divulged that his unwavering commitment to education was firmly rooted in a solemn vow he had made to his late father.
Tragically, he had lost his beloved father shortly after his matriculation into Senior High School (SHS). Upon discovering his father’s ailing health, a profound commitment was forged within him. He pledged to his ailing father that, irrespective of the passage of time, he would persevere in his quest for education.
He shared, “I made a promise to my late father that I will go back to school no matter what time it takes me. This is because he passed away after I enrolled in SHS, and when I realized he was unwell, I gave him my word. He once expressed that, among his offspring, I was the most brilliant, so I resolved not to let him down when it came to academics.”
Amerado continued, “When my father was alive, he honored every promise he made to me, and it dawned on me that if spirits truly exist, I must also uphold my promise to him so he can find solace wherever he resides.”
The maven behind ‘Yeete Nsem’ also graciously shared additional motivations that fueled his return to the world of academia. Beyond his heartfelt commitment to his father’s memory, he underscored the quest for knowledge and the aspiration to foster a fervent following within the tertiary educational community.
He articulated, “The first motivation is the pursuit of knowledge, and the second is my desire to cultivate a dedicated fanbase within the tertiary environment.”
Watch the interview below for more…