“Young talents keep me on my toes” – Ghanaian Rapper, Sarkodie reveals


Ghana’s most decorated rapper, Sarkodie has revealed that one of the reasons he is still thriving for more in the industry is because the fast-rising talents on the African music scene keep him on his toes.

The rapper made this disclosure at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Radio 1Xtra’s Afrobeats Concerto in collaboration with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

The historic event was organised to mark 20 years of Radio 1Xtra’s dedication to showcasing Black music and culture and was hosted by Eddie Kadi, Remi Burgz and DJ Edu.

Meanwhile, Kadi engaged Ghanaian rapper and businessman Sarkodie on his impressions about the next generation of “young talented African artistes coming out of the continent, particularly Ghana, your homeland.

The SarkCess Music Chief Executive Officer (CEO) answered: “It’s beautiful, I love it.

“It puts me on my toes,” he revealed, adding “and at the same time I have hope that what we built is going to be protected and it’s going to be there for a minute. So I am super proud to see all these superstars, I know that even when I retire, Afrobeats is going to be alive. So big shouts to [all], especially the superstars coming out from my hometown GH [alias] Ghana.” He drew robust applause from the cosmopolitan audience.

Sarkodie, who represented Ghana, put up a solid performance with his classical renditions of Rollies and Cigars and Lucky and ‘Labadi’ hits.

Before the ‘Rollies and Cigars’ performance with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the two-time BET award-winner had declared: “I love Afrobeats. Afrobeats is the biggest genre out there right now.”

However, Legendary British DJ Tim Westwood has called him a pioneer of the Afrobeats fever sweeping across the world.