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Drake Inspired Me to Do Music – Kwesi Arthur

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Tema based rapper, Kwesi Arthur has disclosed he was inspired by Canadian hip hop artiste, Drake, to do music.

According to him, a verse in Drakes ‘Thank Me Later’ song, where he spoke about his life, made him develop interest in music.

He disclosed this in an interview on BBC ‘Focus on Africa’.

“My dad used to play music in the house. But I started listening to Drake and that’s what made me to feel like I can write music. So, Drake made me to start writing music. He was talking about his life so I said why not go into it and write about myself so that’s how it started” he said.

The award winning artiste rose to fame after dropping ‘Grind day’ Remix featuring Sarkodie and Medikal.

He believes social media played a role in promoting the song, which talks about “how we work every day trying to survive.”

“The people who like my music upload it on their twitter and Instagram page and we have this platform “ground up chaley” where we mostly upload our video and when people like it they share it” he added.

The artiste further explained that his songs are about his lifestyle and would help motivate those that might be facing the same situation which he went through while growing up.

Born Emmanuel Kwesi Danso Arthur, he was nominated for the Viewers’ Choice: Best New International Act category at the 2018 BET Awards.

The ‘Woara’ singer was nominated in the category alongside Prince Waly (France), Take A Mic (France), Niniola (Nigeria), Mc Soffia (Brazil), Sjava (South Africa), Sik-K (South Korea), Nailah Blackman (Trinidad and Tobago), Not3s (UK) and Iamddb (UK).

Unfortunately, he lost the category to Sjava of South Africa.

He has songs such as ‘Grind Day’, ‘Anthem’, and ‘Devil Knocking’ to his credit.

By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum

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