Amerado Biography, real name and net worth

By | August 12, 2023

Amerado, born Derrick Nana Sarfo Kantanka, is a multi-award-winning Ghanaian rapper and songwriter signed to MicBurnerz Music, a record label in Ghana. He won the Best Rapper of the Year and EP of the Year Awards at 3Music Awards 2022. In 2023, at the 24th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, he picked up an award for Best Rap Performance. He is the curator of Yeete Nsem, Ghana’s first news-casting rap series. Amerado has released songs like Grace, Back to Sender, and Abotr3 (Patience).

Profile Summary of Amerado Burner


Real name: Derrick Nana Sarfo Kantanka
Age: 28 years old
Date of Birth: February 14, 1995
Nationality: Ghanaian
Hometown: Ejisu, Kumasi, Ashanti Region.
Tribe: Asante
Facebook: Amerado Burner
Instagram: @amerado_burner
Twitter: @amerado_burner

Early Life & Age

Amerado was born on February 14, 1995, in North Suntreso, a suburb in Kumasi, the Ashanti Region of Ghana, to Madam Georgina and Mr. Kantanka. He lost his father when he was in Senior High School. Amerado grew up in Kumasi. He is a native of Ejisu in the Ashanti Region, and he is the first child and the only male among his parent’s two children. He is a 28 years old rapper and hip hop artiste.



Derrick Nana Sarfo Kantanka was born to Madam Georgina and Mr. Kantanka. Gina is a businesswoman who owns a pub in Akrokerri, a town in the Ashanti Region. Mr. Kantanka is late.


He has one sibling, a younger sister.

Educational Background

Amerado went to Bethel Preparatory and JHS in Suntreso, Kumasi. He proceeded to KNUST Senior High School for his high school education. After completing high school, he gained admission to Akrokerri College of Education but couldn’t go because he had no one to support him financially. Burner is currently a student at the University of Ghana, Legon, studying Political Science.



He has a girlfriend, and his girlfriend is not Deloris Frimpong Manso, aka Delay.


He has no children.

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Amerado Burner started his rap career and songwriting journey in high school. He used to perform during entertainment programs at the KNUST Senior High School in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, where he had his high school education.

After completing SHS, he got admission to the Akrokerri College of Education in Kumasi, the Ashanti Region of Ghana. However, he had no one to support him in his education, so his uncle got him a job at the Living Waters Hospital in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, where he worked in their records department for three years.

During the three years Amerado worked at the Living Waters Hospital, he was still pursuing his music career. He used to go and freestyle on different radio stations in Kumasi and also go to the studio to record. He quit his job as a record keeper after he decided to go into full-time music.

In 2015, Amerado Burner placed third in a Freestyle competition at Solid FM in Kumasi, and he caught the attention of the CEO of MicBurnerz Music record label, Azee Ntwene, who was one of the Judges of the Solid FM Freestyle competition. He signed him to his record label, and at the time, Strongman was already on the label.

Around the 2016 election in Ghana, Derrick Nana Sarfo Kantanka was featured on a song by Mix Master Garzy intended to promote peace. The following year, he released his first song titled I AM, which Pulse Ghana included in their top 10 Ghanaian songs of January 2017. After, he dropped his first EP, dubbed “Rapmare,” in November 2017.

In 2018, Amerado released a single titled “Menpe.” His biggest exposure to the Ghana music industry was when he featured on Sarkodie’s hip-hop song “Biibi Ba” the same year. The song was nominated for the Best Hiphop Song of the Year at the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

On August 8, 2019, Ghanaian Disc Jockey, DJ Black posted a controversial list of the country’s top 50 rappers, on which he placed Amerado in the forties. On October 1, 2020, Reggie Rockstone, an influential figure in the Ghanaian music genre hiplife, called Amerado one of the best rappers to ever come from Ghana. In the same 2020, Burner started “Yetee Nsem,” Ghana’s first news-casting rap series, and he went viral with each episode he made. He also joined Shatta Wale and other rappers in Kumasi to release Ahodwo Las Vegas.

In August 2021, he had a freestyle and interview session with Tim Westwood on Capital Xtra in London. GRM Daily reported his freestyle session as one of the best on the show. Amerado released his second extended Play Patience on October 26, 2021, featuring Black Sherif, Shatta Wale, Fameye, YPee, and Kweku Flick, with production from Azee Ntwene, Izjoe Beatz, Samsney and ItzCJ Madeit.

The Extended Play peaked at No. 1 on music streaming platforms Apple Music, Audiomack, Boomplay, and YouTube. The Patience EP was adjourned as the BEST EP at the 2022 3Music Awards. Amerado is the first Kumasi-based artist to win the Rapper of the Year award at the 3Music Awards. In May 2020, Audiomack listed Amerado in the Top 10 African Artists to look out for which also featured A-Reece, Nandy, Joey B, and others.

On 25 October 2022, Amerado released his debut studio album, G.I.N.A, which featured S1mba, Fameye, Eno Barony, Laioung, Efya, Gidochi, Lasmid and Epixode. According to a post published by, Amerado is the first Kumasi rapper to win the Best Rapper award at the Ghana Music Awards and also, the first at the 3Music Awards.


• G.I.N.A (God Is Never Asleep).


• Patience EP
• Rap Mare (The EP).
• Young and Strong EP (with Strongman).

Amerado Songs

• Circle
• Counsellor
• Adrenaline
• Lock Off
• Lock Down
• Fame Saa ft. Kwaku DMC
• Dr. Kwame Nkrumah
• Amerado
• The Hardest
• Beast
• Menpe
• Obiaa boa
• Elisha
• Yeete Nsem
• Obaa Nie
• Me ho ye
• Your Level
• Anointed
• Kyebom (Free Hype)
• Like A Boss
• Box of Memories
• Best Rapper
• Dawgi ft. Sarkodie
• Yi W’abi ft. Opanka
• Twaso ft. Fameye
• Bars Stop
• Pistol ft. Cabum
• Beast Attitude
• Save My Soul
• Nyame Dada ft. Fameye
• Dede (Noise) ft. Phrimpong, Ratty Ghana, Chiki & Kwame Baah.
• Grace ft. Lasmid
• Sika Besu ft. Kweku Flick & YPee.
• Sika Dam ft. Fameye & Shatta Wale.
• Letter to Sarkodie
• What Be Your Mind
• Back to Sender
• Tug of War
• Taxi Driver
• We Outside ft. Kofi Jamar
• gods ft. Koo Ntakra
• Abotr3 (Patience) ft. Black Sherif
• Kyer3 Me ft. Okyeame Kwame
• Juju ft. Clemento Suarez
• Metua ft. Kwami Eugene
• Boys and Girls ft. King Paluta
• Rap Is Still Alive ft. Strongman


• Rap Performer of the Year – Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2023.
• EP of the Year – 3Music Awards 2022.
• Rapper of the Year – 3Music Awards 2022.
• Rapper of the Year – Ghana Music Awards USA 2022.
• Hip Hop Song of the Year – Ghana Music Awards France 2022.
• Rapper of the Year – Ghana Music Awards France 2022.
• EP of the Year – Ghana Music Awards France 2022.
• HipHop/Hiplife Artiste of the Year – Ghana Music Awards USA 2021.
• Most Influential Act of the Year – Eastern Music Awards 2020.
• Influential Act in Ashanti – Ashanti Music Awards 2020.
• Best Rapper of the Year – Ghana Entertainment Choice Awards 2020.
• Rapper of the Year – One Awards Ghana 2020.
• Artiste of the Year – Kumasi Awards Night 2018.


Amerado lives in an apartment in Ablekuma, Accra.


He drives a Hyundai car.

Net worth

He has an estimated net worth of $850,000.

FAQs about Amerado

• How old is Amerado?
He is 28 years old as of 2023.

• Is Amerado dating delay?

• What is the meaning of Amerado?
Amerado means “Governor,” and the acronym stands for “A Master Every Rapper Always Dreams of.”

• Where is Amerado from in Ghana?
He comes from Ejisu in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

• Which University did Amerado attend?
He is a Political Science student at the University of Ghana, Legon.

• Who is Amerado Manager?
Azee Ntwene, real name Joseph Jenkins Mensah, is the founder of MicBurnerz Music record label in Ghana. He is Amerado’s Manager.