Getting exposed to money at a young age affected me greatly – Kuami Eugene
Kuami Eugene, a popular Ghanaian highlife artist, has opened up about the mental toll of being exposed to wealth at such a young age, as well as how public criticism affected him.
During a live interview with radio show host Kojo Manuel, he expressed his displeasure with critics who, he felt, should have considered his youth and newfound wealth.
“I made a lot of mistakes when I was young; blowing up as a young guy was not easy,” he admitted. “At the age of 19, they should have thought, ‘Oh, he is a young boy.'”
Kuami Eugene described how he went from having nothing to suddenly having a lot of money, including being paid for shows and driving a Range Rover. He felt that the general public did not understand his situation.
“To go from having nothing to taking this amount for a show to driving a Range Rover, I have never experienced all of these things in such a short period of time. The general public was not treated fairly. “They did not consider the fact that he is a young boy receiving all of this money,” he explained.
Kuami Eugene shot to fame at the age of 19 with the release of his debut single, “Angela,” in 2017. While signed to Lynx Entertainment Records, he went on to release several other hit songs, including “Ohemaa,” “Wish Me Well,” and “Open Gate.”
In October 2022, Kuami announced his signing with the American record label “Empire Records” amid rumours that he had left Lynx Entertainment. Lynx, on the other hand, stated that he has not left the label and that the new signing with Empire is part of a “strategic partnership.”