Legendary beat maker, Edward Nana Poku Osei, aka Hammer, has pleaded with authorities in-charge of education in Ghana to introduce a new course that will enable school children learn about Sarkodie’s music, personality and brand.
Hammer justified his claim by saying that no musician has maintained top spot for over a decade; except Sarkodie. He further stated that Sarkodie has accomplished a lot as a performer, character and a business; something most artistes are still struggling to do in their career.
“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 stated.
Speaking on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, Hammer further stated that Samini should not be put in the same bracket as Sarkodie.
Because eventhough he was nominated for the ‘Artiste of the Decade’ award at the last Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Hammer said Sarkodie’s sense of art, innovation and longevity sets him apart from the rest.
“Samini is a great artiste but he hasn’t sustained his number one status till now. What Sark has done hasn’t been done before. He has been relevant from Borga Borga till now and it has never been done. It’s not about accomplishment but sustenance. No one has been number one from inception. Sarkodie has been number one from the beginning till now and it’s a great achievement.
“His influence should be put in the education curriculum. We thought the arts were an alternative for dropouts. Sarkodie made it clear that it’s a business and career you can follow properly”.