Africa’s most decorated rapper, Sarkodie has bagged another enviable achievement that cements his legacy as the best rapper from Africa.
The legendary Ghanaian rapper has been named in Billboard Social 50- appearing at number 48. By virtue of this, Sarkodie becomes the first African rapper to attain that feat and set him apart as the best we have seen from the continent of Africa.
The Billboard Social 50 is a popularity chart which ranks the most active musical artists on the world’s leading social networking services. Its data, published by Billboard magazine and compiled by Next Big Sound, is based collectively on each artist’s weekly additions of friends, fans and followers, along with artist website views and streaming media.
Bill Werde, the former editorial director of Billboard, called the Social 50 “yet another step” in the evolution of the magazine and an “important response to our changing times”.
The chart initially only retrieved its data from YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, and iLike to create its ranking, but in November 2012 was expanded to include SoundCloud and Instagram. Data from Vine and Tumblr were added to the chart in June 2015.
This is another bragging right for The Highest and we know the sky will not even be his limit.