According to Asamoah Gyan, he sold maize at the Kaneshie market with his father and wasn't born wealthy.
He said that his parents were neither destitute nor unable to provide for him and his siblings.
I was with Shatta Wale [Charles Mensah] at Seven Great when a new location—the one in Dansoman—opened. Gyan said on the Day Show that “the rich people” went there.
“Considering our financial situation, my parents did a good job paying for my schooling.” I'm not going to act like a hypocrite by attempting to inspire people by pointing out that we were underprivileged.
“Poor people are individuals in the village who don't have anything, but my parents were able to provide for me,” I was told. My father was a trader who sold maize at the Kaneshie market, and my mother was a headmistress.
In addition, he said: “After school, I used to go sit down and sell at the Kaneshie market. Occasionally, when I'm driving by that location and get out, people will mistake me for Asamoah Gyan, but they don't know I'm there selling maize.
When my dad travels to Nkoranza, they transport the corn to sell to the Kenkey sellers in a sack instead of using the Kaneshie bridges.