Entertainment of Wednesday, 7 January 2015
Talented Ghanaian skipper and striker, Asamoah Gyan, has announced a suspension of his music career till he retires from active football.
The award winning footballer and musician was featured by his good friend, Theophilus Tagoe aka Castro De Destroyer.
With the moniker, Baby Jet Monko, the Black Stars Captain quickly rose to fame with the release of the hit song ‘African Girls’ ahead of the 2010 World Cup.
The song managed to win the collaboration of the year award at the Ghana Music Awards and this intrinsically motivated the footballer who has a passion for music to do another collaboration with Castro-‘Do the Dance’.
The Al Ain striker collaborated with kofi kinaata and Castro again to release another hit single which they titled ‘Odo Pa’. But the Al Ain ace says he is taking an extensive break from his music career after his friend Castro went missing last July.
In a statement on his website, the striker revealed
“Sometimes at my leisure time I try to write something. I’ve got passion for it also despite what happened to our friend [Castro]. I felt like I have to just stay out a bit maybe until the end of my career and after football try to do something with my music.
“I was very down when it [Castro’s disappearance] happened so I just try to stay out. He is the only one I said to myself if I had to do any collaboration, it had to be just Castro.
“So now that Castro is not around I don’t think there is the need to do it. But I might do something after my career.”
Gyan says he will instead be looking to invest in unearthing some budding musical talents in Ghana.
“I am just thinking to support some artistes, to support them but I have not yet decided who exactly to help.
“My relationship with Castro was great, we were like brothers. So when I decide to help any artiste it is never going to be like what me and Castro were – talking about our relationship. It is just to help the artiste.”
Gyan is currently training with the Black Stars in Spain and has assured Ghanaians of a good show during the Africa Cup in Equatorial Guinea.