From Dead body Carrier , security man to bagging 7 VGMA nominations: Rapper Kofi Jamar shares grass to grace story

Kofi Jamar

Fast-rising rapper, Kofi Jamar, has opened up about his journey to stardom in his music career

  • The Ekorso hitmaker disclosed that he previously worked as a pallbearer and security officer
  • Kofi Jamar, born Derrick Osei Kuffour Prempeh, sat for an interview with Delay on The Delay Show

Fast-rising Ghanaian rapper, Kofi Jamar, named at birth Derrick Osei Kuffour Prempeh, has opened up about his journey to becoming a musician.

The Accra-based singer who clinched seven nominations in the 2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards disclosed that he discovered his passion for music whilst in Asanteman Senior High School.

Attaining this feat came with rounds of difficulties due to his deprived background, previously working as a pallbearer and later as a security officer for nearly two years, he said.

Speaking in an interview on The Delay Show hosted by Deloris Frimpong Manso, popularly known as Delay, Kofi Jamar disclosed that he used to receive Gh¢400 as salary working as a security guard.

During this period between 2014 and 2015, he jostled with the two jobs and recording his songs in a studio in Kumasi.

The native of Bantama in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region won his first victory in a rap contest which was organised by Solid FM in Kumasi in 2016, breaking through with a mixtape in the city.

Although the mixtape yielded little returns, it gave him a taste of what he wanted, he recalled.

In 2018, he was signed onto Ghanaian-based Virginian record label, Gadone Records.

From a pallbearer, security man to bagging seven VGMA nominations, the Ekorso hitmaker who now lives in the capital city of Ghana, Accra.