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Confident Katapillar eyes big stage

BY: Gifty Owusu-Amoah/Graphic Showbiz/Ghana

He began his music career performing at various senior high schools in the Ashanti region. At present, new hiplife artiste, Katapillar, thinks he is confident enough to hit any big stage.

To make real his strong feeling, he released two singles, Bossu and Monfri Meso Nko last year. He says his new single, Opra Me (Alkaida), is evidence of his preparedness to take the music stage by storm.

 Opra Me which is a fast tempo hip life tune was recorded by Prinx Skelly records at Ahodwo in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. The song cautions young men to be wary of “materialistic” ladies out there whose intentions are to squander their money but are only pretending to be in love with them.

The song, in the opposite, also entreats young ladies to be wary of men who under the pretence of being in love with them (women) lure the women with money to get them to satisfy their sexual egos.

Katapillar’s “immature” rap verse creates the impression of a young chap who has more to learn in the style of rap music.

Though the title, “Opra me” has a sexual meaning, that is not what is projected by the lyrics in the song.  

“I know that I am new in the game so I am ready to learn from the ‘big’ boys’ who began from humble beginnings like I have. The road to the top won’t be that easy but I am ever ready for that big stage out there and will work very hard to be there” he told Showbiz last Monday.

Katerpillar, a form three visual arts student of the Presbyterian Senior High School in Bompata in the Asante Akyem district, said he is waiting fervently to complete his senior high school education in June this year and then relocate to Accra to “swing into full action”.

 Hakeem Kwaku Abeleke, who is Katerpillar’s manager, said that his outfit, Awo Gh Family, is ready to give Katerpillar the necessary push to get him to the top of his game, adding “Ghanaians should watch out for  Katapillar and what he has got to offer in music”.