Ghanaian rapper E.L. has confessed to lying about working as a delivery man in the US.
Speaking in an interview with Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz, EL confessed that he was desperate for attention and as a result he decided to pull a stunt.
A few months ago, the 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) Artiste of the Year, in an interview on 3Music TV, revealed that there was a point in his life when he had to work as a food delivery guy in the US just to keep body and soul going.
He even added that his experience in the United States taught him the importance of humility.
The rapper now says all of that was make-believe and that it never happened.
“Andy let me be very honest with you be my bro that whole thing ebi agenda we dey do. I no for do that thing but it’s one of those things. In the spur of the moment sometimes you get carried away,” he said in Pidgin.
E.L. added that he had intentions of doing something like that but never worked as a delivery guy.
The ‘Bars’ rapper went ahead to apologise for the publicity stunt.
“It was more like an attention grab and I shouldn’t have done it. It was also influenced by some people around me. I was fresh off the flight and I wanted to get something trending and it did trend.”
During his first year in the university, EL signed to Jayso’s Skillions Records and helped Jayso co-produce the Skillionaires Demotape.
However, after graduating from university, the Skillions broke up and EL became a solo artist.
He acquired a studio in Asylum Down and began working on a new mixtape.
He went as far as releasing a single, “Chale (So Fli)”, with Jay Foley, Wolf and Kwaku T (remix). However, the mixtape was never released.
EL relocated to a better studio at Osu, and invested all his available funds in acquiring equipment.