|Audio Attachment:Listen to the full interview Kwasi Aboagye had with Kunta Kinte and Stone on Peace FM's "Entertainment Review" on Thursday November 19, 2009.|
He’s made things look rather simple for himself just like their hit track “simple”. Kunta Kinte, real Name, Nana Nsiah Amankwah, a member of the duo “Bradez” blatantly refuted rumours making rounds that he can no longer walk.
Speaking to Akwasi Aboagye, host of Peace Fm’s “Entertainment Review” programme on Thursday, November 19, Kunta admitted that he has been sick for about five months now of mild stroke. Though he is still not fully cured , he said he is 90% ok. “It was very serious and scary in the beginning but now by the grace of the almighty God I can walk, I can now sing, rap, I am able to do all I used to do before I fell sick,” Kunta stated. He also denied that he was afflicted by paralysis as being speculated in the media.
Kunta who made an emotional appearance in a wheel chair accompanied by a nurse, at the Miss Malaika finals at the Accra International Conference Centre over the weekend which was also live on TV explained that, he decided to partner Stone, his brother, in order to let his fans know that he is now fit and strong.
“I intentionally came on stage in a wheel chair and also intentionally stood at one place without moving on stage. It was part of our stage craft. A lot of people thought I was still lying down flat, that I cannot do anything. So I stood up from the wheel chair to prove them wrong. If you were with me in Kumasi now, you will see I am walking around confidently”, he said.
Asked to substantiate some newspaper reports that he wept at backstage after he appeared on stage, Kunta had a big laugh and said. “They are all not true; the papers just want to be sensational, so I don’t take them serious. That I am crying for what? Why should I cry? It’s not true”, he stated.
Sounding rather bubbly on-air, the 21-year-old rapper said his fans should watch out for his next performance because it is possible he will walk on stage for all to see. Reacting to allegations that he snatched someone’s girlfriend, who in return dealt with the young hiplife artiste spiritually, which is the result of his ill health, Kunta said “I have heard all what people are saying but none of them is true. I was sick like any other person and there is nothing else attached”.
“We want to use this opportunity to thank God almighty for seeing us through. Its true my brother is sick but by His grace he is fine. Only God knows why certain things happen, so nobody should be worried. They should rather rejoice and thank God for giving Kunta Kinte another chance to live”. Stone the other member of Bradez stated.
Kunta who is also the younger brother of the acclaimed “Best Rapper Alive”, Okyeame Kwame, is expected to return to school, at the University of Ghana Legon, next year, after deferring his course for one year as a result of the stroke attack he suffered.
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