Dancehall artiste, J Derobie has disclosed that he had to work in more than one place including sorting out compost to fund himself and his dream.
He said he was paid GHS 400 a month for six months after which you “need to find another job because you can’t be working over there”, employment at the company was on a six months basis.
Speaking to AJ Sarpong on Citi FM’s Brunch In The Citi, he noted he knew he could sing at the age of 13 and he decided to make it a career in High School before completing in 2014.
He said his parents did not speak against his interest in music adding that his mother even coached him at some point when he sang at home.
“I worked in so many places. Like in a shoe factory, I used to carry the load from a forty fitter container. We’re like 10 so we carry the load and when the money comes, we share.
“I worked at Accra Compost Plant at Kotoku. Over there I was a sorter. We sort plastic; you know Ghana ‘borla’. So, we wear gloves, nose mask and suit and then we go we sort everything. The heat and the smell were so bad but that’s the nature of the work and it was good. A bus will take you and bring you back, there are free lunch and shower after. So. it wasn’t that bad.
“I even worked with Rush Energy Drink Company. We pack the packs into the 40 ft container,” the poverty hitmaker said.
Although he went to IPMC to study system engineering he had to drop out to concentrate on music “due to circumstances.”
He also said he worked at a restaurant during which he recorded his poverty song.
By : Hajia Lamy Gates |ghanaweekend.com