‘Sarkodie owes no one any apology for smoking’- Arnold Asamoah Baidoo

Following calls emanating from the corridors of the Ghana Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) calling on Sarkodie to apologise for the cigar-smoking photos he shared recently, Arnold Asamoah Baidoo has said the rapper owes no one any apology.

Recall that the organisation issued a statement condemning the photos Sarkodie shared as a prelude to his birthday which fell on July 10.

The statement issued on behalf of the organisations by Mr Labram Musah, the Director of Programmes of VALD, and National Coordinator, Ghana NCD Alliance.

They said: “We are very disappointed in Sarkodie for circulating pictures of himself smoking a cigar on social media without considering the negative influence this singular act stands to have on the public, especially the youth, most of whom consider him as their role model.”

However, popular entertainment pundit Arnold Asamoah Baidoo thinks the call is baseless while indicating that the iconic rapper never broke any law which he has to apologise for.

“Let’s not lose the fact that Sarkodie is highly influential and mostly, what these celebrities portray in their videos and photos, there is some research that proves it affects one or two people.

So, there is some iota of truth in their claim but the approach is wrong. What Sarkodie did is not against any law that is why that was captured at the latter part of their statement.

He should apologize for what?” Asamoah-Baidoo asked during his submission on Peace FM’s Entertainment Review, Saturday.

“I don’t understand why they single out personalities. It’s a brilliant initiative; you can only appeal that based on your brand, based on your influence, this is not helpful.

But to say he should apologize… Apologize for what? When he has not flouted any law?” he added.



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