Kumerica has normally been associated with people from Kumasi who are now being referred to as ‘Kumericans’. The movement is gradually expanding as various celebrities are noted to have endorsed the movement.
Shatta Wale recently released a song for Kumericans after declaring himself a citizen. Sarkodie has also given shoutout to Kumericans in his latest song ‘Gimme Way’.
Apparently, it seems the movement is not just a social media trend but a whole agenda on its own brought up by a group of young people.
Speaking to OMGVoice.com, the CEO of the movement, Kofi Jagadu has given a detailed insight into the whole Kumerica movement.
Sit back and enjoy this breathtaking interview.
I am Kofi Jagadu (Antwi Kofi Lawrence) ceo of Kumasi Golden Sound record, the same record label that birth the Kumerica movement. I’m also a music artist with one Ep album out (pre blow)
Kumerica was created on the 5th of January 2020 by myself (Kofi Jagadu) and a colleague artiste called Blaq Foreigner. We were in my house where we usually rehearse our music recordings when I said to him that we need to brim America to Kumasi. Initially, I mentioned Kumasi America and right after I said that he said Kumerica. We all agreed to add that as our old group name with the old group name Poppula Gang
The whole Kumerica craze started after my old music group (Poppula Gang) started working with another record label (Life living record ) where DMC, an artist in their label helped us to come up with our now very trending song AKATABOIZ . The other group (Life Living Record) were invited to an interview where they mentioned the Kumerica brand name because they were working with us at the time which led the interviewer to ask of the founders of the movement. That was when (Benk money ) the leader of the life living records gave us the credit for being the founders of the movement.
The word KUMERICA came about when we (I and BlaqForiegner) were having a conversation and came up with the idea of fusing American lifestyle into our music. I then said said the words ( Kumasi America). Right after I said that Blaq Foreigner said Kumerica which is a combination of the two words Kumasi and America. KUMERICA because our audience live like Americans living in Kumasi
Our agenda is to make Ghana know that we have lots of talent right here in Kumasi and with the Kumasi golden sound records we plan to create an industry is Music right here in Kumasi to explore talent
We always knew we would be Popular even our gang name says it all (Poppula gang KUMERICA) but we never thought it would be this fast.
Well not yet since we plan to take our movement and label global and capitalize on this opportunity but there haven’t been any financial support yet.
Yes KUMERICA is here to stay
By releasing new songs and outdooring new artistes from the region like (rapper abaazi, rocky todd, young savage, tony Dath, tiero and zyz) and also take the story of Kumerica to the screens by releasing the new tv series about the beginning of the Kumerica movement
Keep believing in the movementAnd listen to all the good music from Kumasi Golden Sound records.