“We Don’t Need Parties, We Need Leadership,” – Sarkodie Speaks On BBC

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BET Award winning Rapper Sarkodie’s “Inflation” song is indeed making waves everywhere and attracting both positive and negative comments since its release some days ago.

Aside receiving commendations and condemnation from the opposition NPP and ruling NDC parties respectively, the song has also generated a lot of discussion across the country and even beyond.

In the song, Sarkodie spoke about Ghana’s recent economic meltdown and told President John Mahama and his government to concentrate on finding lasting solutions to the economic hardship rather than engaging in things that do not benefit the ordinary Ghanaian.
In his first interview after he released the song, Sarkodie said on
BBC’s ‘Focus on Africa’ yesterday Thursday August 28 2014, that he has no political allegiance neither was he targeting any political party as some people are alleging.

According to Sark he is a proud Ghanaian and a citizen of the country so he was simply showing concern as an ordinary Ghanaian over the living conditions in the country which is getting worst by the day.

“I am a citizen so when something hits me I think I have the right to talk about it. Same way music listeners can criticize me when I go wrong.”

He further stated that “I have a loud mouth to talk about it, I have platforms that when I release a song everybody is shaking, media men are talking about it and that’s the idea… when I do music, you always listen to it and it keeps reminding you.”

Quizzed if the release of the “inflation” song is an indication that he not satisfied with the many promises and public assurances by President Mahama, the “Ododie” Rapper said he wants evidence of an economic turnaround and the living conditions of Ghanaians improved.

“That speech is always gonna be there…if you ask me ‘what are you doing for Ghana music?’ I will always say ‘I’m trying to put it on the map’ but am I putting it on the map? That’s the question.”

Sarkodie believes good leadership is what Ghana needs now and not political divides which being on in Ghana for so many years now.
“…don’t take it political because people think I am for a certain political party. But I was talking about all the other parties before him (JM). We don’t need parties, we need leadership,” he said.

Sarkodie went to UK to perform at Dominion Centre, Broadway High Road at Wood Green in London on Sunday August 24, 2014 with Hi-Life living legend Abrantie Amakye Dede.

Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah


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