Following statements made by Hammer of the Last Two fame, concerning making Sarkodie a course of study in schools, it seems Sarkodie himself has esteemed ace musician, Yaw Sarpong as an act, worthy of emulation.
Hammer has pleaded with educational authorities in Ghana to introduce a new course that will teach school children about Sarkodie’s music, personality and brand.
According to him, no music act has, in the life of Ghanaian music, been able to occupy the number one spot for over a decade, something Sarkodie has done.
He explained further that Sarkodie as a performer, character and a business “has accomplished what most artistes have failed to do in their careers.
“He has never followed the hype. He doesn’t do what’s in the books but survived. People told him he needed a label and executive plans but he defied all that but survived,” Hammer preached.
When asked if Samini couldn’t be put in the same bracket as Sarkodie, especially as he was nominated for the ‘Artiste of the Decade’ award at the recently held Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Hammer said Sarkodie’s sense of art, innovation and longevity sets him apart from the rest.
“Samini is a great artiste but he hasn’t sustained his number one status till now. What Sark has done hasn’t been done before. He has been relevant from Borga Borga till now and it has never been done.
It’s not about accomplishment but sustenance. No one has been number one from inception. Sarkodie has been number one from the beginning till now and it’s a great achievement.
His influence should be put in the education curriculum. We thought the arts were an alternative for dropouts. Sarkodie made it clear that it’s a business and career you can follow properly,” he said to host Jay Foley.
However, Rapper Sarkodie, has revealed he is always nervous when he has to work with legendary gospel artiste, Yaw Sarpong, despite his achievements, status and claims by Hammer.
He told Joy Prime’s Ibrahim Ben-Bako that he does not want to do anything that would mar the legacy the artiste has built over the years.
“Because this is Yaw Sarpong! The type of songs that he has done, I don’t want to mess up that legacy, I want him to keep that,” Sarkodie explained.
In 2018 the veteran gospel musician in an interview with Showbiz hinted of a collaboration with the boss of SarkCess Music.
The “Wo haw ne sen” hitmaker disclosed that he listens to Sarkodie’s music a lot and had been looking forward to a collaboration with the ‘Mary’ singer.
To protect the Yaw Sarpong legacy, Sarkodie explained although he was excited in the beginning to work with the gospel artiste, he did not jump into the collaboration from the get-go.
“I wanted to hear the song and when I heard it I understood why he wanted to put me on it,” he explained
Sarkodie stated that not only did the song have traces of Yaw Sarpong over it but “you still find the new generation in there.”
However, the two artistes are yet to disclose when the song they are working on would be released.
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