Veteran rapper Tordia Tsikago formerly called Chicago has recounted how he was denied a US visa because his persona as a rapper did match his outlook.
Speaking in an interview with Amansan Krakye on Kastle FM, the artist who is fondly remembered in the annals of Ghana music for starting Hiplife’s first beef with former friend Ex-Doe, said the ambassador and his team expected a vociferous personality but he turned up like a pastor which cost him a great deal.
“I was about to travel abroad precisely the USA for a show but because of my decent appearance the embassy didn’t believe that I was a rapper at that time,” he told Amansan Krakye during the interview.
He added, “When I went for the Visa interview, they simply couldn’t believe that a whole musician who is famous wouldn’t have earrings and tattoos and some crazy kind of hairstyle to prove myself”.
Continuing, he said;
“They didn’t believe that a rapper would have looked like a pastor so they actually denied me the Visa to travel to the USA for the show I was invited to perform,” he said on the Cape Coast-based radio station.
So it was after that Visa denial, that I decided that I had to look artistic like a musician that’s how come I started doing my dreadlocks to fit what I was doing at that time,” he revealed.