Derrick Sarfo Kantanka, often referred to as Amerado (Amerado Burner), is a Ghanaian hip-hop/hiplife rapper and host of Ghana’s first newscasting rap show, Yeete Nsem.
Born in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Amerado is known for his flow, energy, and versatility in the Twi language.
Take a look at his bio below.
Date of Birth
He was born on February 14, 1995.
He is currently 26 years old.
Meaning of Amerado
AMERADO is an acronym for “A Master Every Rapper Dreams Of”.
Amerado’s big break came after Azee Ntwene discovered him at a Solid FM Freestyle Saturday in 2015, during which he came in second place.
He was later housed along with Strongman Burner and became the frontline act of MicBurnerz Music after Strongman joined Sarkcess Music.
After many releases and features in 2016, he released his debut solo project as a mic burner in January 2017.
In the first quarter of 2017, the single titled I AM (Prod by Azee Ntwene himself) was considered as one of the best hip-hop/hiplife songs released with over 40,000 downloads across all music sites.
The song which pays homage to hiplife’s pacesetters earned Amerado applause from senior musicians when names like Reggie Rockstone – The Hiplife Grandpapa, Edem, Okyeame Kwame, Stay Jay, etc took to their Twitter and Facebook pages to recommend him and also feature him in their songs.
A lot of people know him as the rapper who always wears hoodies infused with nice African prints.
Among his many nicknames are The Beast, The Hoodie Rapper, Twi Machine, Mogya Mono, Lyrical Bawumia, and Beat Denkyem.
In 2018, he was invited to feature on Sarkodie’s most talked-about hip-hop song, ‘Biibi Ba’.
The song was nominated for two Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in 2019: Best Hip-hop Song and Best Edited Video.
As part of the Kumerica movement, Amerado teamed up with Shatta Wale and other rappers in Kumasi to release Ahodwo Las Vegas, which has accumulated over a million views on YouTube.
Amerado is the brand ambassador for Ghana-made chocolates, an initiative of the Ghana Cocoa Board.
In order to promote the agenda of Ghana, he composed a song titled Ghana Chocolate.