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Sarkodie wants Ghana all-star hiplife collaboration to invade Africa

Ghana's self-acclaimed fastest rapper has

disclosed that he wants a star-studded

Ghanaian hiplife collaboration this year.

"I am looking at this agenda that has to happen

this year. We should have this big

collaboration. It has to happen because that's

what will put Ghana on the map, Sarkodie

announced last Saturday on the "Cruise

Control" show with Kwame B on Hitz FM.

He stated that there should be a big

collaboration with big artistes such as him

(Sarkodie), Samini, Bandana [Shatawale],

R2bees, Castro and others, to put Ghana on

the map.

Sarkodie, the 2012 BET Awards winner for

"Best International Act Africa" bemoaned,

isolation among Ghanaian artistes was affecting

Ghana's identity on the continental stage.

"Ghana has to stand out. It's hard for

individuals to do it. When only Sarkodie goes,

[ they say[ he's nice let's add him to the

playlist when we are playing Nigerian music.

When R2Bees goes, they add him to the

playlist of say South Africa or Nigeria. But

when we all go then we have a Ghanaian

playlist".

He said his South African fans take him to be

Nigerian because there is a huge perception

that any good West African artiste worth

continental recognition comes from Nigeria.

"And it's just because of the unity [among

Nigerian artistes]", he observed and charged

"we are wasting time".

But Ghana can change this trend if its top

artistes collaborate to form "a movement"

bent on "invading Africa".

The award-winning rapper said Ghanaians will

rally and rush to listen to a song from Samini

and Shatta Wale and that he predicts, will get

about 30 million views on Youtube within some

few days.

He dismissed concerns that local rivalries

among artistes could jeopardise this

opportunity saying "we don't have to be

friends".

Nonetheless, these rivalries like that of Samini

and Shatta Wale would have to be controlled,

Sarkodie advised.

[MYJOYONLIN]

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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