Biography of Amerado, Download Songs, Videos, Albums, Awards

Biography of Amerado, Download Songs, Videos, Albums, Awards

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Birth Name: Derrick Sarfo Kantanka
Also known as: Amerado Burner, Younger K.A
Born: February 14, 1995 (age 27)
City: Kumasi, Ghana
Genres: Hip hophiplifeAfrobeat
Occupation: Rapper, songwriter
Years active: 2016–present
Record Label: MicBurnerz Music

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Derrick Sarfo Kantanka, better known by his stage name Amerado, was born in Kumasi, Ghana, on February 14, 1995. Yeete Nsem, Ghana’s first newscasting rap series, is created by him.

Childhood and Education

Derrick Kantanka was raised in the Ashanti Region of Ghana in the town of Ejisu, Kumasi. He was a KNUST Senior High School.

Amerado was signed to the record company MicBurnerz Music by music producer, sound engineer, and A&R Azee Ntwene after coming third at the Solid FM Freestyle Show in 2015.

Biography of Amerado, Download Songs, Videos, Albums, Awards Amerado – Format ft Odeneho Cannella
Amerado – Format ft Odeneho Cannella

Amerado appeared on a song by Mix Master Garzy that was written to encourage peace in the run-up to the 2016 general election in Ghana.

Amerado launched his first single I AM the following year, and in January 2017 Pulse Ghana listed it as one of the top 10 Ghanaian songs.

That November, he released his debut EP, Rapmare. Amerado appeared on Sarkodie’s hip-hop song “Biibi Ba” in 2018, which was nominated for the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards’ Best Hiphop Song.

On August 8, 2019, Ghanaian DJ Black published a contentious list of the top 50 rappers in the nation, and Amerado was ranked forty-first. [importance?] Amerado was hailed as one of the greatest rappers to have ever come out of Ghana by Reggie Rockstone on October 1, 2020, a significant figure in the hiplife music genre in Ghana.

Amerado released Ahodwo Las Vegas in 2020 in Kumasi with Shatta Wale and other rappers. Amerado and Tim Westwood conducted a freestyle and interview together on London’s Capital Xtra in August 2021. His freestyle performance was highlighted by GRM Daily as one of the best on the show.

Patience, Amerado’s second extended play, was released on October 26, 2021. It was produced by Azee Ntwene, Izjoe Beatz, Samsney, and ItzCJ Madeit and featured Black Sherif, Shatta Wale, Fameye, YPee, and Kweku Flick.

On the music streaming services Apple Music, Audiomack, Boomplay, and YouTube, the EP reached its highest point at No. 1. The BEST EP award at the 2022 3Music Awards was given to the EP. Amerado is the first performer from Kumasi to receive the 3Music Awards’ Rapper of the Year honor. Amerado was included in Audiomack’s Top 10 African Artists to Watch list, which also included A-Reece, Nandy, Joey B, and others, in May 2020.

Style

Amerado raps and sings primarily in the Twi dialect of the Ghanaian Akan language, though he also employs English on occasion. Amerado, his stage name, which he adopted to demonstrate his control over the music industry means “Governor” in Akan.

Brand ambassador

The Ghana Cocoa Board’s endeavor to promote chocolates made in Ghana is represented by Amerado. In order to advance the cause, he composed the song “Ghana Chocolate.” Additionally, he has collaborated with businesses like Vodafone Ghana, AirtelTigo, HD Plus, GoTV, and Cheezzy Pizza.

Live performances

The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, S-Concert, Rapperholic Show, the 2019 Ghana Music Awards UK, VGMA Xperience Concert, and the Ghana Party in the Park, UK are just a few of Amerado’s major live appearances.

Awards and nominations 

Year Event Award Recipient/Nominated work Result Ref
2022 Central Music Awards Ghana Popular Song of the Year Grace Pending [43]
Eastern Music Awards Most Influential Act In Ghana Himself Pending [44]
Ghana Music Awards UK Best Collaboration of the Year Abotr3(Patience) Pending [45]
Best rapper of the Year The Throne Pending
Hiplife/Hip Hop Song of the Year Abotr3(Patience) Pending
Hiplife/Hip Hop Artist of the Year Himself Pending
Ghana Music Awards France EP of the Year Patience EP Won [46][47]
Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year Sing Along Nominated
Rapper of the Year Abotr3(Patience) Won
Best Collaboration Abotr3(Patience) Nominated
Producer of the Year (Samsney) Abotr3(Patience) Nominated
Most Popular Song of the Year Abotr3(Patience) Nominated
Hip Hop Song of the Year Abotr3(Patience) Won
Hiplife /Hip Hop Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
Ghana Nigeria Music Awards Festival Rapper of the Year Abotr3(Patience) Pending [48]
New Artist of the Year Himself Pending
Ghana Music Awards USA Hiplife/Hiphop Artist of the Year Himself Nominated [49][50][51]
Rapper of the Year Best Rapper Won
Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Hiphop Song of the Year Abotr3(Patience) Nominated [52]
Best Rap Performer of the Year The Throne Nominated
Hiplife/Hiphop Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
3Music Awards Rapper of the Year Himself Won [53][54]
EP of the Year Patience EP Won
Hiplife Song of the Year Abotr3(Patience) Nominated
Hiplife/Hiphop Act of the Year Himself Nominated
2021 Ghana Music Awards UK Hiplife/Hiphop Artist of the Year Himself Nominated [55]
Best Rapper of the Year Himself Nominated
New Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
4Syte TV Music Video Awards Best Hiphop Video Best Rapper Nominated [56]
Ghana Music Awards USA New Artist of the Year Himself Nominated [57][58]
Hiplife/Hip Hop Song of the Year Twa So Nominated
Hiplife/Hip Hop Artist of the Year Himself Won
Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year Box Of Memories Nominated
Rapper of the Year Himself Nominated
Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Rap Performer Of The Year Himself Nominated [59]
New Artist Of The Year Himself Nominated
Entertainment Achievement Awards Best Music Video Best Rapper Nominated [60]
3Music Awards Best Rapper of the Year Himself Nominated [61]
Digital Act of the Year Himself Nominated
Global Music Awards Africa Most Influential Ghanaian Act of the Year Himself Nominated [62]
2020 Muse Bangerz of the Quarter Hiplife Song of the Quarter Twa So Nominated [63]
One Awards Ghana Rapper of the Year Himself Won [64]
COPO Award Discovery Lyricist of the Year Himself Nominated [65]
Ghana Entertainment Choice Awards Best Rapper of the Year Himself Won [66]
Ashanti Music Awards Influential Act In Ashanti Himself Won [67]
Best collaboration of the Year Twa So Nominated
Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
Best Rapper of the Year Himself Nominated
Greater Accra Music Awards Non-Gama Artiste of the Year Himself Nominated
Eastern Music Awards Influential Act In Ghana Himself Won [68]
2019 Emerging Music Awards Ghana Emerging Artist of the Year Himself Nominated [69]
Most Popular Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
Rapper of the Year Redemption Freestyle Nominated
Hiplife Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
Ghana Music Awards UK Uncovered Artiste of the Year Himself Nominated [70]
3Music Awards Next Rated Act Himself Nominated [71]
2018 Ghana Music Awards SA Most Promising Artiste Himself Nominated [72]
3RD TV Music Video Awards Best Newcomer Video I Am Nominated [73]
Kumasi Awards Night Artiste of the Year Himself Won [74]
Best Rapper of the Year Himself Nominated
2017 Artiste of the Year Himself Nominated

Co-nominee / co-winner  

Year Event Award Recipient/Nominated work Result Ref
2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Hip-hop Song of the Year Biibi Ba Nominated [75]
Best Video of the Year Nominated
4syte TV Music Video Awards Overall Best Video of the Year Nominated [76][77]
Best Hiphop Video of the Year Won
Best Photography Nominated
Best Directed Video Nominated
2020 3Music Awards Hip Hop Song of the Year Nominated [78]

Videography 

Year Title Director Ref
2016 Peace Forever (as a featured act) Yaw Skyface [79]
2017 I AM L2M [80]
Beast Attitude L2M [81]
At My Back Quophi Asiama [82]
2018 Redemption Freestyle I A Certain YO [83]
Redemption Freestyle II Lixil Montage [84]
Menpe Motion Master [85]
Biibi Ba (as a featured act) Bab Direction [86]
2019 Dede Film God [87]
2020 Twa So Gordon Appiah [88]
Box of Memories Gordon Appiah [89]
Kyerɛ Me Gordon Appiah [90]
A Piece on Peace Director K [91]
Kumerica (as a featured act) Kobby Shots [92]
Ahodwo Las Vegas (as a featured act) PKMI [93]
Best Rapper Gordon Appiah [94]
2021 Taxi Driver Sivo [95]
Me Ho Y3 Sivo [96]
Younger K.A SARP.the.KR8toR [97]
Death Sentence SARP.the.KR8toR [98]
We Outside Director Zizy [99]
Sika Besu Gordon Appiah [100]
Abotr3(Patience) Gordon Appiah [24]
2022 Metua XBills Ebenezer [101]
The Finish Line (as a featured act) Takyi Native [102]
Obiaa Boa Bra Shizzle [103]
Grace Bra Shizzle [104]

Discography 

Selected singles 

  • Rapmare EP 
  • Patience EP 

Albums

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