BY ERICA ARTHUR
Budding Ghanaian Afrobeats songstress Petal Ama Boafo Asare known in showbiz as Ama Petal has said that no artiste can match her ambition in the music space.
According to the songstress, who is a graduate of Sunyani Technical University, no artist in Ghana matches her ambition, hence she doesn’t look up to anyone, “But I respect everyone’s hustle and learn from them.”
Speaking to the DAILY HERITAGE in an interview she said “I am my own competition. Life is too short to worry about competitors. The world is a big place and we can all shine in it. I support good music, especially my fellow fast rising acts.”
The ‘Boys No Dey Pay’ hitmaker, who recently revealed that she will love to have features with Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Kwesi Arthur and Shatta Wale said music chose her and that her name Ama Petal “is a name given to me by my parents as it signifies the beautiful love and happiness I brought in their lives. I am their only child and a Petal is the most beautiful part of a plant. I chose this name as my stage name because I want to be the precious flower that this industry is looking for.”
She has officially released one song dubbed ‘Boys no dey pay’ produced by the legendary Tombeatz. “Tombeatz worked on several of Ebony’s songs. I am currently working with Tombeatz and IB as my main producers but occasionally I get several producers sending me beats to jump on.”
About Ama Petal
Ama’s love for music started from a tender age but became serious during her university days when she fortunately join the Cue family in Kumasi made up of Kojo Cue, Peewezel and many more.
Her grandmother who was an integral part of her upbringing was a member of the choir band in the Methodist Church. As a result she used to carry her along for service, she developed a keen interest in music and singing. She joined the youth choir in JSS and started writing her own songs.
“I honestly believe everyone is capable of doing what’s right as long as you give them a real reason to. I am a very real and down to earth person, I don’t pretend I say it as it is. I get inspired by life itself, things one can relate to easily.”
In five years she wants to be one of the biggest artists in Ghana and hopefully win several international and local awards.
She encouraged her fans and those who look up to her to “be real and keep going, soon they will join you.”