Sarkodie claims he doesn’t see why radio hosts who have been active in the community for years would criticize artists for not expanding their fan base.
“It is simple for someone to stand in front of the radio and warn Shatta Wale not to do this. You have been Ghana’s radio host for almost 20 years, thus you are ineligible to apply to the BBC or here. I don’t believe you have the moral authority to discuss an artist who is currently inactive in Ghana. Sarkodie stated, “I go to BBC because Komla Dumor is what forces me to there.
Since then, the remark has caused controversy and anger since some radio hosts believe Sarkodie was rude in what he said. Meanwhile, Shatta Wale is more or less supporting Sarkodie.
“Hats off to Sarkodie… It’s a warning to wake up. Fire is coming and burning. Like the Terminator, I’ll be back, Shatta Wale tweeted.
He later stated, “Nobody should fight Sarkodie for what he has said,” during an Instagram live session. Nobody should challenge him over what he is saying. We have some issues in our industry that need to be fixed, and Sarkodie is being honest with himself and the universe about it.
Announcing that “SM, BHIM, SARK, BLACKO, and MDK followers let’s all use this opportunity and profit on what sark and let’s stop the “this one is better than this”…we are wasting our time…period,” Shatta Wale also urged unity among artists and their supporters. I support the truth over lies.
While this was going on, some radio hosts and industry insiders dissented from Sarkodie’s remark, claiming that it was improper for the rapper to compare music and media.
According to filmmaker Socrates Safo, “moving from one sector to the other as a Ghanaian radio presenter to BBC or CNN is not graduation. Referencing the fact that the person hasn’t improved in your submission is not required by law and is not part of the system.
The usual showbiz expert on Peace FM stated that Sarkodie needs to work on his interviewing abilities because he doesn’t know what to say.