According to the 2020 VGMA Ariste of the Year, wearing designer clothes is not something he subscribes to because he channels those expenses to buy things for his family.
The singer who is one of the most sought artistes in Ghana and Africa, admitted that he was hurt when people made fun of him for his sense of fashion in a message he shared on Twitter Space with Sincerely Accra Podcast on November 17.
According to him, because he wanted to construct his mother a house and provide for his family, who he said were not wealthy, Kuami Eugene indicated that he had to set spending limits.
“When I came to Lynx Entertainment, trust me, I actually had nothing. My parents didn’t have money and you can’t compare me to some artiste I came with because they were living in their parent’s house. My mum, my dad, my siblings, and myself were living in a rented apartment. It wasn’t okay for all of us.
“The time everybody was talking about my shoes and dress, trust me, I was trying to put things together. The things these other artistes had to go to the boutique to put together, I had to go to Kantamanto… so you can’t compare the two of us. People will say these things without knowing my pocket,” Eugene disclosed.
The Lynx Entertainment signee, who recently released the song “Single,” talked out about the sacrifices he had to make in order to avoid being ridiculed for dressing in “cheap” clothes that weren’t appropriate for his status as one of Ghana’s top musicians.
He added that his aim was to change his family’s story and get them a better life and looking back today, there are no regrets as his mum is in a better state.
“The first thing I was thinking of was to find a good place for my mum to stay…I wasn’t thinking of what to wear but how to fix my mum’s life because the English I am speaking today is because she put me through good education. I had to find somewhere better for her to stay before thinking of putting on a Louis Vuitton or a nice t-shirt that will cost like GH200. It was too much for me back then,” said Kuami Eugene.
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