Africa’s most sought-after rapper Sarkodie came under severe criticisms recently after he shared a video project from Nigerian super star Peter of P-square fame.To many disappointed fans, Nigerians don’t support Ghanaians as much as they do for their creative works hence the attention showered on them, especially their stars, need to be reviewed going forward but the multiple award winning rapper believes otherwise.
Speaking in an interview with Andy Dosty on Hitz FM, Sarkodie refuted claims that he has refused to promote local talents in his home country but rather promotes Nigeria music over his own.
He says although he earns nothing from his many Nigerian collaborations, he has a good working relationship with most of their superstars.
“All my music collaborations were not paid for but they happen after the artists reached out to me and these were purely strategic collaborations.”
Reacting to the recent issues around Peter of P-Square fame which led to all the mean comments on his social media pages, the rapper believes it was his right to post anything he appropriate on his social media, especially in the case of Peter who surprised him at his wedding without an invitation.
“I am not wrong in posting Peter of P -Square project on my Instagram page. It took me a long time and hard work for Nigerians to embrace me and it took the affiliation of their artists and P-Square is one of those artistes. I nearly gave up on going to Nigeria for shows,” he said.
He added that “P-Square came all the way from Nigeria to my wedding without an invitation. He came only to surprise me and so it’s not wrong in any way for sharing his latest project on Instagram.”
Sarkodie is hopeful to expanding his territories in the future with a Zylofon Media collaboration. Sources close to the rapper has chirped to netbuzzafrica.com that the rapper has considered to join Nana Appiah Mensah’s Zylofon Media but will communicate his final intentions in the near future. Sarkodie believes there’s more the Sarkcess label owner and the Zylofon Media boss can achieve together for the Ghanaian creative industry.