Award-winning Ghanaian rapper, Michael Owusu Addo, popularly known as Sarkodie, has stated that he will not stop to be a heavyweight in Ghana’s music industry till he retires.
Speaking to the BBC after an event at O2 Arena in London, the BET award winner threw a challenge to people who are doubting his longevity in the industry.
“Today I want to challenge anybody who is still doubting that it is going to be Sarkodie in the next 2 or 3 or 4, 5 years, ten, eleven until I choose not to.”
Sarkodie’s comment comes at a time when there seems to be a grudge between him and some media personalities.
Recently, the ‘You Go Kill Me’ hitmaker released a diss song in which he sarcastically mentioned music producer, Mark Okraku Mantey, and thanked him for continuously criticising him.
He also hit hard at the host of Peace FM’s Entertainment Review, Kwasi Aboagye, saying he doesn’t need him to promote his music.
Sarkodie told the BBC that his rise to fame was not by chance but by hard work.
“I believe most rappers; because hiphop is based on ego; turn to fight the fact that people want to push you down and try and make you feel that you can’t be here tomorrow, like you are hitting for today, this is your time by the next two years you are not going to make it.
“It begins to make you nervous, you believe in yourself but you kind of get what they are saying, but then I did not even come out to be just one of the artistes; I was the artist when I came out as Sarkodie.”
– Nigerian Pilot