I nearly gave up on music – Omar Sterling
At the stage in life where his music mentor died, Omar Sterling (formerly known as Paedae) of ‘R2bees’ fame recalled how he nearly threw in the towel to becoming a music star.
In an interview with host Dr Duncan on Adom FM’s ‘Kasahari Level’ on Saturday, the ‘Nineteen Ninety’ hit maker claimed after completing Senior High School, he had no hopes of being in the entertainment industry.
He recalled how his elder brother encouraged him to hustle on the street since there was no money to continue his tertiary education.
“My mentor died and I was so heartbroken. I stopped rapping. At the same time, my big bro told me I had to start hustling so I became a street boy. I started music without money on my mind…” he recalled sadly.
But Omar Sterling said he nearly quit music when people could not relate with his kind of rap
But gave credit to Dr Duncan host of ‘Kasahari level’ for boosting his confidence and spirit positively to pursue his music career.
“I use to have backlash before Omar sterling became Paedae. People didn’t understand my kind of music. You don’t get to hear that kind of rap. When I started people didn’t know what I was talking about. I rap about real life story…” he stressed.
“It’s not just r2bees but even Sarkodie we own our careers to Dr Duncan. I really use to have backlash. Duncan saw me when I started to rap but told me never to back down…” he maintained.
Meanwhile, Omar Sterling is currently promoting the new single of R2bees dubbed: ‘Plantain Chips’.