Interview with East Dollar West
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I was born in Takoradi, Ghana, and came to the U.S in 2004. I loved music when I was a kid but never opted for it as a career due to my strict Christian household. My mother, being a Christian, never liked music. But I still embraced it as my career due to the hardships I faced in my life.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
I lost my friends which led me to come up with my phrase; “you’d never who your enemies are till you make a move to be somebody”.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Life is full of struggle and as long as you have muscles and can breathe never give up.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
Yes, I would like to thank my old self for what I am now. I was my own hero and worked tirelessly to reach where I now stand. The journey was never easy but I managed to achieve my dreams nevertheless.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
My music has never been about money. It is about the pain and struggles of how I became a musician. I am going to use every last penny I earn to build my hometown because I want to leave a legacy when I’m gone.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
My favorite quote that I came up with years ago goes like,
“My face is a reflection of my struggle and it ain’t picture perfect”.
So you might see me thinking I’m ugly but you have no idea what I have been through my whole entire life.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
@eastdollarwest is the username for all my social media platforms