How old is Sarkodie?; he works like a slave – Reggie Rockstone hails rapper

Legendary Ghanaian rapper and originator of Hiplife genre, Reggie Rockstone, showered praise on rapper Sarkodie for his approach and dedication to his craft and how he has contributed to putting Ghanaian music on the map.

Speaking on Class 91.3 FM drivetime show with Yao Mawutor Fianu on Tuesday, December 19, Rockstone expressed his dissatisfaction with the lack of recognition given to the power of music in Ghana.

He acknowledged the difficult times the country is facing but emphasized that music has been a source of comfort and joy amidst the struggles.

Reggie was concerned that “people forget the soundtrack of the country,” by appreciating music and the individuals who create it with respect and dignity they deserve.

Rockstone was able to see the vast amusement that Patapaa’s viral One Corner provided to the nation, as well as Sarkodie’s relentless work ethic and commitment to excellence throughout the years, which included the consistent output of quality music and his organization of successful yearly events like Rapperholic, This is Tema.

“Sarkodie constantly keeping it up… Rapperholic… This… He’s doing that.

“This boy! How old is he? He’s working like a slave,” Rockstone exclaimed in admiration.

Sarkodie, together with his friends, are “holding the flag of Ghana” high, according to what he stated.

Sarkodie, along with other talented artists like Medikal and Stonebwoy, were hailed by Rockstone as standard-bearers for Ghanaian music.

He urged Ghanaians to “push them” forward and support their international success. These artists, he emphasized, are instrumental in making initiatives like the Year of Return and Beyond the Return significant.

Rockstone passionately advocated a conscious effort to showcase Ghanaian music to tourists, especially during the festive season. “It would be a waste of time if tourists came to Ghana and discovered that we were not representing [our] music,” he stated.

An announcement regarding the Play Ghana Initiative was made last week by the Creative Arts Agency (CAA) and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MoTAC).

He urged stakeholders like DJs, nightclub owners, and media outlets to prioritize Ghanaian music and give it the exposure it deserves as stated by the Director of the CAA, during December and for the rest of their lives.

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