Amerado (Derrick Sarfo Kantanka), a well-known rapper and musician from Ghana, has set October 25, 2022 as the date for the release of his debut maiden studio album.
“G.I.N.A” is an abbreviation for “God Is Never Asleep.” According to information he shared on his verified social media pages, the album will be available for purchase and streaming on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.
The rapper earlier today shared the tracklist and features on his Instagram page.
He invited top-tier artists from Ghana and other countries to perform on the G.I.N.A project beginning with the hit song “Nyame Dada” by popular singer-songwriter FAMEYE, who is presently the best songwriter at the 22nd Ghana Music Awards.
The second song, “No Stress,” features S1MBA, a British hip-hop musician who was born in Zimbabwe and is a Brit Award winner. Amerado enlists fast-rising Ghanaian youngster LASMID on track three, “Grace,” who made a name for himself in the music business with his first single, “Friday Night,” and rapper GIDOCHI on track ten, “Black Change.”
The rapper has no intention of abandoning the ladies anytime soon, so on the fourth track ‘Got You,’ he has the world’s sensational songstress, vocalist, and performer EFYA, the best female vocalist winner four consecutive times at Ghana Music Awards, only singer Sarkodie did quite a lengthy singing with in a collaboration.
On track seven, ‘Ha Ha Ha,’ another hard hitting and most decorated female rapper in Africa, ENO BARONY, and on the same track 7 is Italian Hiphop artist LAIOUNG, with album credits including Ave Cesare, Vox Populi, Rinascimento, Trap Sermon, Laïoung in Yo Eardrum, Retvrn of the Beast. Last but not least on 5th track ‘You Are The One‘, is EPIXODE a Reggae-dancehall artist and VGMAs Reggae/dancehall act winner.
“Abotr3” with Black Sherif, “Back To Sender,” “Metua,” and “Grace” with Lasimd are just a few of the songs that the skilled rapper and head of “Yeete Nsem” has recorded back-to-back since breaking into the music business. He is a contender for the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards.
Over 1 million streams of two tracks from the album, Back To Sender and Grace, which were recently released, have been recorded on Boomplay and Audiomack.
“Last year, I put out an EP called Patience, which included songs like Sika Dam and Abotre. After getting good response, I believe I’m ready for an album. “I took my time to write all the songs on the album and I am proud of myself,” he told Graphic Showbiz.
He also reveal to a source at Graphic Showbiz his intention to introduce a new genre ‘Afrorap‘, which he stated will perform massively on the international market since Afrobeat and AFropop got the their flowers for setting the pace.
“I strongly ascertain that an introduction of an African rap genre dubbed Afrorap can perform massively well on the global market. Just like we have Afrobeats, Afrodance etc, Afrorap is just a fusing of rap with Afro.”
The album release will be followed with a radio tour to give publicity to the new project.