Krobo citizens are angry over what they call a deliberate attempt by rapper Sarkodie to denigrate them and their women over a recent track.
The song, titled Jennifer Lomotey, was composed by one Kurl Songx and featured Sarkodie. In the song, the award-winning rapper mentions Jennifer Lomotey, whom he says is a Krobo. According to Sarkodie, the Krobo lady was able to “ride” him well in bed because Okomfo Anokye has cursed her with ”adwaman” (promiscuity).
Citizens of the Krobo area have said the rapper’s lyrics are a ”deliberate” and ”calculated” attempt to denigrate and make mockery of Krobo women.
They also said they were at a loss as to how Sarkodie could stoop low to commercialise a “sensitive and fabricated lie, a stereotype and a myth” and profit from it at the expense of a tribe.
The Women’s Organiser of Kloma Hengme, the Krobo advocacy and heritage association, Esther Maseyo Azu, said: ”We expect an artiste of such international stature like Sarkodie to know better and not to play games with such sensitive issues.”
Madam Azu, who is an educationist and a counsellor, further said: “Every tribe may have a myth, but his attempt to commercialise the so-called myth at our expense to make financial gains and profit for himself is where we have the problem. This is deliberate, this is calculated, this is unacceptable in this 21st century.”
She threatened: “We want Sarkodie and his team to know that they will regret for making mockery of us. We have lined up a number of actions to deal ruthlessly with them. We are adopting a number of measures to seek redress.”