I love the young artists, they put me on my toes – Sarkodie

Sarkodie, a Ghanaian rapper has opined about the impacts of young musicians on the industry and his career.

He indicated that the young musicians were the ones putting pressure on him to do more for himself to remain relevant in the industry.

To him, it’s a good thing to have young musicians coming in and doing wonderful things to protect the African and Ghanaian musical traditions.

“It’s beautiful; I love it. It puts me on my toes, and at the same time I have hope that what we built is going to be protected and it’s going to be there for a minute,” he said.

“So I am super proud to see all these superstars, I know that even when I retire, Afrobeats is going to be alive. So big shouts to [all], especially the superstars coming out from my hometown GH [alias] Ghana,” he stressed.

The most decorated African rapper made these statements on an occasion to mark 20 years of BBC Radio 1Xtra.

Hosted by Eddie Kadi, Remi Burgz, and DJ Edu, the show, which saw the Ghanaian rap icon and several African artists perform, was dedicated to showcasing black music and culture.

Source: Modern Ghana