If you could advice your younger self, what will that advice be?
I would probably advice my young Desmond to pay more attention in class when the teachers are teaching Twi and Ga languages in class; because I wish I could touch the masses more than I’m doing right now with my music. I’m limited now because I can’t make music in the Twi and Ga languages. I’m part Ga and part Twi and I wish could speak and understand those languages better.
Won’t you agree you have done a lot better than most artists even though you don’t rap in Twi or Ga considering the nominations and awards you have won?
In the beginning I use to count my nominations. I have like 67 nominations but I have only twelve awards; because it’s difficult to compete against Hiplife artists in Ghana. I have Channel O, BETs nominations but I have won Ghana Music Awards, I have been to every kind of award show but when you compete against people making music in the local languages it’s crazy.
It’s difficult to win awards in Ghana when you are in the same category with Obrafour, Sarkodie and others rapping and singing in Twi.
So I have only two Ghana Music Awards in my entire career but I have like 5 4Syte TV Awards, I have a Channel O too but because the music I make has been so successful people don’t realize I rap in English.
I try as much as I can to sound like I’m doing this for the people but you might now realize ‘This guy is rapping in English and it’s on heavy rotation. It’s fine though because I make music for the people and not awards. I’m almost 30 years old and still touring.