Kweku Ananse by Amerado: A Viral Hit in Saudi Arabia
The Ghanaian rapper Amerado has gained international recognition for his song “Kweku Ananse”, which was played in the dressing room of the Saudi Arabian football club Al-Nassr and featured in their behind-the-scenes post on social media.
The song, which was released in September 2023, is an emotive journey through the highs and lows of life, set to the infectious rhythm of Afrobeat. The title “Kweku Ananse” invokes the spirit of the revered character from West African folklore, known for his wit, cunning, and ability to navigate complex situations. In this track, Amerado takes on the persona of Kweku Ananse, fusing the age-old storytelling traditions with contemporary rap.
Amerado expressed his gratitude and surprise at the viral success of his song through his reaction on Twitter (X). He also thanked Al-Nassr for their support and invited them to collaborate with him in the future³.
The rapper, who is known for his versatility and lyrical prowess, has been making waves in the Ghanaian music scene since 2016. He has collaborated with several prominent artists, such as Fameye, Sarkodie, and Medikal, and has won several awards, including the Best Rap Act at the 2023 Ghana Music Awards UK⁴.
With his latest song, Amerado has proven that he is not only a local star, but also a global sensation. He has shown that music transcends boundaries and connects people across the world. He has also given a new life to the legend of Kweku Ananse, who continues to inspire generations with his wisdom and courage.