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I escaped to Accra in a truck full of cows

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Sherifa Gunu

Ghanaian Musician Sherifa Gunu has recounted how she escaped from her Northern Region home to Accra to pursue her music career.

Having been born and raised in a less privileged background in Savelugu in the Northern Region, Sherifa revealed how she had to escape from her hometown to the nation’s capital Accra.

According to her, she made it to Accra in a truck transferring cows from the northern part of Ghana to the south.

The musician in an interview on Northern Achiever on Motion TV which was monitored by The Chronicle said that she had to take this risk because her father was unable to raise resources from his brother to pay her Senior Secondary School (SSS) fees at the time.

“There came a time my father was looking for GHc80 to pay my school fees and never got that amount. He tried sourcing it from his brother who was a bit financially sound but he declined to support him. I saw my father returning and looking distraught with tears filled in his eyes. It was from there I resolved to relocate from Savelugu because there was no need I have talent but my family is broke. I became frustrated and needed to help my father,” she revealed.

“I approached my uncle who usually transported cows to the south to help me leave Savelugu with a promise not to tell my father about it. He agreed and I gave a polythene bag containing my belongings to a friend Bintu to wait at the station for me to join. Finally, I managed to sneak out of the house and boarded the truck with 20 cows. It took us two days on the trip before we finally arrived at Kumasi. The cows kicked at me, defecated, and were also beaten by the rain. It is something I will never forget,” she recounted

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