Derrick Osei Kuffor Prempeh, better known as Kofi Jamar, the Ghanaian artist from Kumasi, has revealed how his hit song Ekorso, which grew from the viral Kumerica/Asaaka phenomenon, altered his life.
“Ekorso accomplished a lot,” he says. That song was the catalyst for my getting out there.”
“I had a desire of being huge here in Ghana and beyond, and ‘Ekorso’ really transcended that dream for me,” he stated in an interview with Kojo Manuel on Y 107.9 FM’s Dryve of Your Lyfe Show. It wasn’t just here, though; it was all over.”
He claims that with ‘Ekorso,’ he was able to get a lot of people to love and recognize his music.
He mentioned that the song’s music video was shot in Bantama, Kumasi, where he grew up.
Yaw Tog and YPee, two more Kumerican artists, were included in the popular song.
‘Appetite for Distraction,’ a six-track debut EP from Kofi Jamar, is available now. The EP, he added, is meant to break the ice and show his followers that he has a lot more to give.
“After Ekorso, I had a lot of people finding me, so I thought it was time to break the ice since people were associating me with the Kumerican brand and the drill, harsh Hip-hop genre at the moment.
This EP is merely to break the ice and show them there’s a lot more to me, as well as to demonstrate how far I can take my music and versatility,” he explained.
Despite this, Kofi Jamar believes he hasn’t realized his full potential and that he still has a lot to do.