Reggie Rockstone suggests a clean interaction platform for Media & Sarkodie

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Hiplife ‘Grandpapa’, Reggie Rockstone has called for calm between
Ghanaian Online Art writers and other media practitioners who have
explicitly announced suspending publications on the one time BET Award
winner, Sarkodie.

In an interaction with Razz Newspaper , he said that , in as much as he
doesn’t agree with the people calling on Sarkodie to apologize for the
lyrics of his song, ‘Free Press,’.

Reggie Rockstone thinks there’s a need for a clean platform to be given
to the artiste to meet the media so he can explain the concept of the
song to them, since there are lot of things he said that needs to be

He continued that, the reasons why he’s suggesting a meet-up between
the media and Sarkodie is that, he thinks a section of the media have
misquoted some of the words in the song.

He also said that, although it will be a difficult thing to organize,
he has made efforts to speak to the Executive member of the online
Writers Association (GOAWA), Mustapha Inusah (Attractive ) and other
sections of the media and after that, he will contact the artiste
involved , since the task of getting in touch with Sarkodie is not a
tough one.

Giving details about some of the things he would want to be discussed
at the meeting , he said “I will be happy if the meeting will not only
be about Sarkodie but the way forward for us all to sit down and think
about how to promote Ghanaian music, because , there seems to be a
miscommunication between the media and Ghanaian Artistes.”

He also said, it won’t be prudent if the meeting is just for the media
to punch holes and for Sarkodie to also hit back on some of the things
he thinks the media are doing wrong.

He added that, Sarkodie did not insult anyone in his ‘Free Press’
music, and doesn’t understand why a section of the media sees it as an

“My understanding is that if you have written any false story to
downplay Sarkodie’s career, then the song goes to you. if you write with
integrity, then I don’t think you will see anything wrong with the
song, Sarkodie is not a kid, he thought before composing the song, and
did not mean to insult the media,” he said.

Speaking about the song, he said. “the song is more of an expression of
how he feels, it might not sit well with a section of the media but a
lot of times, the media should not take it personal because the media
has also written stuff that perhaps wasn’t intended to offend whom it
was written about.”

To Reggie Rockstone, Sarkodie is not the only musician who’s not happy
with the Ghanaian media, but rather, other musicians are also not happy
about how the media put more effort in thwarting their hard work, so he
believes when a general meeting is called, all these issues will be
solved and the ‘Disputing parties’ will all shake hands and move

[Credit: Razz Newspaper]

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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