UK-based Ghanaian rapper, Clement Marfo, has shared some fond memories of his music trajectory from a young age to mainstream music.
The multi-talented artiste in a recent interview on Ghana’s no.1 urban radio station, Y 107.9 FM’s “Dryve of Your Lyfe” with Kokonsa Kester disclosed that he started music through rap battles on playgrounds.
According to the “Champion” hitmaker, he would skip classes and other school-assigned activities to compete in rap battles. He stressed that, his developed passion for rap battles and the support from his friends encouraged him to choose music as a career.
“My music story started in a field playground. We started free styling and that’s where a lot of artistes and MCs start off in school. So, I remember being in a school playground and doing battle raps. For me I was one of those ones where I would always be a quid and always come with my thing,” he said.
“I was always in the middle of the playground and be like I got this new lyric, this new rap and everybody was just showing me so much love at such a young age that I just felt like this was something I want to do in the future. I never looked back since.”
Clement Marfo comes across as a natural-born entertainer. He is most recognised for his uplifting anthems such as UK Top 40 hit ‘Champion’ (featured on television sports promos from BBC Olympics, Sky Sports, NFL Super Bowl to WWE Royal Rumble).
Since bursting onto the scene with the six-piece band, The Frontline, Clement is now embarking on a new chapter as a solo artist. UK’s leading music brand, Music Week, described Clement as “a Jay-Z meets James Brown with a South London accent.”
Clement Marfo is currently in Ghana for a short holiday and time with his Ghanaian family.
By: Jude Tackie