S? onipa y? ade? a, ?s? ay?yi (Good work deserves to be praised).Sarkodie being nominated for BET was not anything achieved on a silver platter. Due to that, I Zionfelix of omgghana.com has taken upon myself to let the world and his fans know how the artiste of the year found his name in one of the most prestigious award ceremonies in the world.
Obidi and the whole Tema rap crew were regular guests on Adom Fm’s ‘Kasahari level’ then hosted by Dr. Duncan(His proficient manager now).These determined young guys always dropped their lines while they were hot every Saturday evening.We listened and enjoyed them on our sets every other week without thinking about how they even got money to record their ‘Demos’.I usually heard ‘One time for your mind, Sarkodie obidipong atwi ni ti’.A phrase which has been replaced with ‘you know say money no be problem. He battled more than 15 MC’s on the show and had knocked out each of the MC’s which is judged by the listening public.
From the days of ‘KEVA’, this fella has permanently won his place in the heart of music loving Ghanaians with his unique ability to ‘usain bolt’ his way through various beats. It is not everyday a musician starts his carrer before the eyes of the whole nation and still has so much diversity in his lyrics even after a very long time. Bringing us hit after hit, Sarkodie has managed to sustain his class among the top notch in the Ghanaian music industry. Sarkodie has won the artiste of the year at the Ghana music awards twice with two successful albums: MAKYE and RAPPERHOLLIC, an unprecedented achievement looking at how short it took him. The Tema boy has appeared on songs with many acts both home and away. Lumba, Okyeame Kwame, Mugeez, R2BBs, Ikonz, Kwabena Kwabena, and a host of other Tema artistes have produced classics with sarkodie. Efya, EL, Jayso, Ball J, stonebwoy, Kwaw Kese, Sheriffatu Gunu and Awal cannot be left out at all, since they have contributed to the beauty of some sarkodie songs. Outside the shores of GH however, Sway, Lighter, D’Banj, Ikechukwu and Chidimma are some of the artistes Sarkodie has worked with.It made headlines that the fastest rapper had been signed unto Akon’s Konvict music of which he came out to deny that fact saying Akon only endorsed him Sarkodie but didn’t sign him.
Watch Sarkodie’s video below: