Ghana’s fastest rising rap star, Kwesi Arthur has disclosed that he grew up poor.
The “rags-to-riches” trope may be a cliché, but it’s one that’s definitely grounded in reality for the Grind Day hitmaker and BET Awards nominee.
In an interview with Deloris Frimpong Manso, Kwesi Arthur has revealed that there were days he had to wait for his mother to close up shop for the day before his family could go to sleep.
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“We were sleeping in my mom’s shop in Tema Community 5. We waited till she closed the shop at night so we sleep, together with my dad. We later moved to Ashaiman, Sakumono before moving in with my Grandma at community 9,” he told Deloris Frimpong Manso.
Kwesi Arthur has stated in several interviews that he had always wanted to become a lawyer, but he was financially incapable of paying for his fees. According to him, he still owes his high school arrears even till this day.
The Temasco Graduate has attributed his success in music to the works of God. According to him, he would never have been nominated for the 2018 BET Awards if it wasn’t predestined for him by the Almighty.
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Watch the full interview here: