Derrick Sarfo Kantanka known by the stage name Amerado is a Ghanaian rapper and musician from Kumasi. He was born and raised in Ejisu, Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He attended KNUST Senior High School for his senior high school education.
Amerado started his career when he was discovered by Azee Ntwene in 2015 as he emerged third at the Solid FM Freestyle Show to join fellow rapper Strongman Burner at MicBurnerz Music. He became well-known when he was crowned the winner of DM Network’s Promo Plan for Upcoming musicians. He was summoned to feature on the GH Youth All-Stars hosted by Mix Master Garzy to compose the official peace song for the 2016 general elections held in Ghana.
In 2017, Amerado released his lead single “I AM” which announced his presence in the music industry in Ghana. The song was rated 3rd in the Top 10 Ghanaian songs of January 2017 listed by Pulse Ghana. He released his first EP titled Rapmare under the MicBurnerz Music label in November 2017.
Amerado was interviewed by the Award winning blogger Mi Amor Gh in which he made it clear and sound that he has seen that his fans are very real and he loves them so much so he is never gonna seize to amaze them.
In 2018 he was nominated for the Most Promising Artiste at the Ghana Music Awards held in South Africa and awarded the Artiste of the Year at the Kumasi Awards Night. He was nominated for the Next Rated Act at 2019 3Music Awards held in Accra.
He was called up later in 2018 to feature on the most talked-about hip hop song ‘Biibi Ba’ by Sarkodie. The song was nominated for the Best Hip-hop Song and Best Edited Video at the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
In October 2019, Amerado flew to London, UK to perform at the Ghana Music Awards UK. He also recorded with some top UK-based producers.
Awards and Nominations
*Ghana Music Awards UK (1)
*Ghana Music Awards SA (1)
*3 Music Awards (1)
*3rd TV Music Video Awards (1)
*Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (2)
*Emerging Music Awards Ghana (4)
*Kumasi Awards Night (3)
Published by Mi Amor Gh