Ghanaian rapper, Emmanuel Kwesi Danso Arthur, known professionally as Kwesi Arthur, has shared his ordeal on how he struggled prior to becoming the Kwesi Arthur he is today.
Sharing his ordeal as an upcoming artiste in an interview with Roselyn Felli on Joy Prime, the rapper has said that event organizers looked down on him and sometimes made him to stay in the rain all night without performing.
According to the ‘Woara’ composer, ” 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 shows, 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 added.
Talking about how the internet contributed massively to his success, Kwesi Arthur said that “The internet is the future. 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.”