Ghanaian artiste, Mujahid Ahmed Bello, better known by his stage name, Fantasy Gadam, has shared his experiences during the early phases of his career.
He claims that it took him four years to complete his debut album, which was released in 2010 and led to his musical breakthrough in Tamale, the capital of the Northern region.
The performer revealed that he was devastated during his first performance in Wa in the Upper West Region, where a mere seventeen (17) people attended.
Despite the limited attendance, he persisted and gave a performance that demonstrated his ability, hoping that those in attendance would tell others about it.
“My first show in the Upper West was a flop show,” he said. “Because I was thinking I’m very big in the North. I’m very big in Tamale, so I can venture to these places. Not knowing when you are big in someplace, doesn’t mean you are big everywhere.”
He continued: “So my first show in Upper West, that is in Wa, I had about 17 people who showed up but I performed.”
Fancy Gadam made these remarks in an interview with JoyPrime TV monitored by GhanaWeb.
When Fancy Gadam was quizzed on how he felt after 17 people showed up at his concert in Wa, he responded, “You know how it feels? Heartbreaking. But I told my team to put it in their minds that the place is filled to the capacity. We should make sure we deliver well to the people who came to the event.
“And then we did. We did our best to perform very well for the 17 people. And then the following year, the 17 people started spreading my name in Upper West and that’s how I became popular.
“They told me, they’ve been saying, ‘That guy is a good performer because I’m a dancer as well.’ So even if you don’t understand what I’m saying, maybe on stage you would feel the energy.”
Fancy Gadam is one of the renowned musicians in Ghana whose song titled ‘Total Cheat’ won the Most Popular Song of the Year in 2018 at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
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