Popular Ghanaian songwriter and singer, Fameye, has talked about his time working as a garbage guy (sometimes referred to as a “borla man”) before becoming famous.
Fameye claimed to hail from a rich family in an interview with Hitz FM, but as an orphan, he strived continually until he started making music.
Fameye recalled how, in order to support himself, he used to collect trash from people’s homes.
“I used to collect rubbish for people. Anyone in Musuku, Kwabenya will know I am not lying. Especially those living around Kwabenya East Police Post… I weed the whole community. I used to plant flowers around that place. Likewise, I used to sell sobolo to students, and I was weeding from house to house,” he said.
He added that, “I know what I have been through. I come from a rich home, and I am not supposed to suffer, yet it happened. Not only that, but I come from a house that they have nice girls and people travel in and out. Even Majid and Kubolor used to come to my house.”
According to the Praise hitmaker, he has turned all the negative things people used to say about him into positives.
“People used to ‘insult’ me that I am an orphan, but I have always believed in myself. I see myself as an underground artiste even up till now, and I know I will make it,” Fameye said.