President of the Creative Arts Council, Mark Okraku Mantey, has disagreed with music producer Hammer, who suggested that Sarkodie should be added to the educational curriculum in Ghana’s schools.
Hammer in an interview suggested to educational authorities to consider adding Sarkodie as a course for students to learn his brand and personality.
According to him, Sarkodie as a performer, character and a businessman “has accomplished what most artistes have failed to do in their careers.
“He has never followed the hype. He doesn’t do what’s in the books but survived. People told him he needed a label and executive plans but he defied all that but survived,” Hammer preached on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, monitored by Adomonline.com.
But, Mr Mantey, reacting to this, said Hammer goofed.
He explained that veteran musicians such as Kojo Antwi and Daddy Lumba are equally fit and have achieved more than what Sarkodie has attained in a decade.
“To say that in the history of Ghana, Sarkodie is the only one is not true. Go and check 11 years of Daddy Lumba and Kojo Antwi. They are monumental,” adding that that, “the BET we always talk about Kojo Antwi has been there. This thing that we make it look like life is just today, they should be ready to study lots of people because people have done stuff like Bessa Simons, Zapp Mallet and others. From gospel to hip hop to reggae,” he said.
Source: Adomonline.com | Dennis K. Adu