Freda Rhymz is determined to survive as a rapper

By: Delali Sika
Freda Rhymz
Freda Rhymz ready to rub shoulders with the guys

In an industry where female rappers seem not to get much recognition and support, it is only right for a new entrant to look at another genre that is sure to guarantee success but not winner of MTN Hitmaker 2017, Freda Rhymz.

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The young lady, who describes herself as an ambitious person, has boldly stepped up as a rapper and tells Showbiz that there should be no fear for her as she will survive.

“Yes, in as much as I agree that there is a struggle in the genre of music I have decided to go into, I am poised for whatever challenge it comes with.

“ As an artiste, you have to know what the people want and give it to them. One of them is the energy that comes with the songs you give them. It should flow naturally, there is no need to act or put up an attitude you do not possess as a person.

“I have also realised that, some people do not really like it when they see you a tomboy rapping but when you have that feminine touch, that sexy nature, you get the love, so I will survive. The right things to do to survive are all in place at my camp,” Freda Rhymz told Graphic Showbiz on Tuesday.

Another thing she believes gives her the surety of survival is the record label she is signed on to, Black Avenue Muzik( BAM). For the Kokorko singer, BAM has everything she needs or any other artiste needs to survive.

“The record label I am with has everything; the manpower, the expertise, the industry relationship. All I have to do is to give good songs and then they will push them for me.

"Where I am, failure is not an option, they are hardworking, dedicated and committed and for me, these traits constitute success”, Freda Rhymz added.

And when Freda Rhymz survives, she intends to put Ghana on the map, “after all is said and done, I want to put Ghana on the map, I want the rest of the world to see that when it comes to rap music, the females can equally conquer. There is no pausing for me,” she said.

One of her key principles for success is to surround herself with a few close friends who will be real with her. “One thing I live by is to do away with plenty people around me posing to be friends. For me, it is better to have few good ones than a thousand who will be pulling you down on your blind side,” Freda stated.

Losing her dad at an early age, Freda Rhymz thanks her mom for the support and love, “I lost my dad at a very young age but mom has been helpful. She never had an issue with my rap music though growing up, at one point; I wanted to be a flight attendant, at another, an actress and then a newscaster.

"She sometimes got uneasy if I missed my studio sessions when she realised that I was good at rapping and for that, I am grateful.”

Freda Rhymes made history as the first female contestant to win reality music talent hunt, MTN Hitmaker last year and won the admiration of many including the CEO of SarkCess Music, Sarkodie, who promised to work with her. Freda Rhymz beat Xila, Drew, and Yaw Berk to win the GHS100,000 recording deal.