The country left an indelible mark on Montana, not just for the success of the song, but also for the profound impact it had on his life and career, says the rapper.
Rapper French Montana, a Moroccan-American, has talked openly about the life-changing experience of filming his biggest song, “Unforgettable” with Swae Lee, deep inside of Uganda.
He disclosed this while speaking with CNN’s Larry Madowo about his new documentary, which describes the challenges and victories he faced on the path to stardom.
“Going to Uganda healed me first. It’s a powerful land. It’s like a powerful moment in my career.”, said French Ma.
The trip to Uganda became a pivotal moment, igniting a sense of healing and inspiration that would shape the trajectory of his career.
The “Unforgettable” music video not only showcased Montana’s talent but also brought to the spotlight the “Ghetto Kids”.
Montana marvels at their journey from dancing in the slums to performing in front of a global audience of 200 million viewers. The exposure from the video and song helped propel their careers forward, earning the kids well-deserved recognition.
The song “Unforgettable” skyrocketed to incredible heights, selling an impressive 10 million records and securing a diamond certification for French Montana. The success of the track was a testament to the power of collaboration and the appreciation of diverse talents.
Recently, Montana celebrated the launch of his documentary, “For Khadija,” where he reunited with the Ghetto Kids once again. He flew them from Uganda to join him on stage during the event.
The Ghetto Kids joined Montana as he performed the smash song that had made them famous around the world, and the scene was really remarkable.
Drake and Diddy, who worked as executive producers for Montana’s documentary, were honored for their assistance and guidance in a modest manner.
“I feel like they have been a part of my whole career. I could have got anyone who could have been executive producer but I want to be genuine and want to live forever,” said Montana.
The focal point of the documentary was Montana’s mother, who had sacrificed 25 years of her life in the United States to ensure the well-being of her family, even without seeing her own relatives during that time. Montana spoke highly of his mother, referring to her as the real hero in his life.
When asked how he felt about his absent father, Montana showed an unexpected amount of appreciation and empathy. He acknowledged that he had no grudge against his father for abandoning him in a difficult situation.
“No. I think he expected me to but I dint. My heart is not built like that. To me, I think it was a good thing that he left me in a situation like this. I would never have been French Montana. I thanked him. I thanked him for leaving me,” said Montana.
Both Montana and the Ghetto Kids were happy to reunite. One of the group’s members, Patricia Nabakooza, expressed joy and thanks for the invitation to play once more with French Montana.
She talked about how they feel like a family and that they are truly valued as important contributors to his progress.
The Ghetto Kids’ fame is growing, and their outstanding performances most recently captured the attention of spectators everywhere as they advanced to the finals of the famed British talent competition “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2023.