Sarkodie has incredibly gained worldwide recognition despite rapping in his native language which should have in actual sense limited his scope and appeal.
His recent BET award for Best International Flow at the recent 2019 HipHop Awards is a clear testament that music indeed is a universal language.
To this end, Sarkodie said he has no intention of changing his language just because the minority are calling for it in an interview with Okay Africa.
“That was like a stamp. I just knew that I had to work on my flow and my delivery. Since I’m not ready to rap in English or any other language for anybody to understand, I need to know that I have to strengthen something else that will make people attracted to the music. So I definitely work on my flow.“
Sarkodie added his traditional style has take him beyond his imagination and that has given him an extra motivation.
“I was able to take over Africa, and now finally I think we are moving to the world and a lot of people are open to the music. That night just gave me a reason to set goals for myself and believe in something—and stand by it for as long as it may take to accomplish. That night just gave me that thought: that whatever I think about, is actually possible to achieve. I was definitely proud of myself.”
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