Ghana’s rapper Sarkodie has disclosed that one of the reasons he is still thriving in the industry is because the fast-rising talents keep him on his toes.
He made this known at British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Radio 1Xtra’s Afrobeats Concerto in collaboration with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
The 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.
Kadi engaged Sarkodie on his impressions about the next generation of “young talented African artistes coming out of the continent, particularly Ghana.
He 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.”
Sarkodie, who represented Ghana, put up a solid performance with his classical renditions of Rollies and Cigars and Lucky and ‘Labadi’ hits.