We need unity to sustain Kumerica movement-Phrmpong
One of the breakouts from the new Kumerica music sensation, Phrimpong known in private life as Derrick Frimpong Manso, has called for unity to sustain the movement.
Kumericawhich started as a troll of young Kumasi boys with American accent and lifestyle, and later embraced by the youth in the Ashanti Regional capital became a musical movement after it attracted attention of the whole country and beyond.
The word ‘Kumerica’ is made up of two words, Kumasi and America, fused together.
Speaking to The Spectator newspaper, the Ohia hit maker said, currently, the foundation had been laid for them to take music from the region to the next level considering the attention given them.
“We have the foundation and we have been doing music in the region for a long time and now is the time that everyone’s attention is on us,” he said.
According to him, even though it was sustainable, the only way to make the effort seamless was through unity, for this reason he urged all the budding talents from the region to be each other’s keeper in their effort to get to the top.
“Like we have always been, we need to continuously stay together as one family to push the Kumerica agenda,” he said.
He expressed his appreciation to the media for being supportive of their craft and throwing the spotlight on them.
He said their challenge was their frequent travels to Accra which is the ‘unofficial’ entertainment hub of the country.
“One of the difficulties is travelling to Accra which has become the unofficial entertainment hub for promotion, it is difficult to take Accra out of your plans due to the kind of radio and television stations in the national capital. It is not easy moving from Kumasi to Accra for promotion,” he said
Touching on his Ohia song which featured Shatta Wale, he said the concept was to motivate people to work hard to eradicate poverty which delayed progress.
The song produced by Khendi beatz with the video directed by Kenn Ayiah is available on all digital music platforms.
By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme