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Sarkodie Obidi simply known as Sarkodie is a hiplife/hiphop artist making a whole lot of waves on Ghanaâ€™s music scene. His ability to string several words together in a very fast pace puts him in a league of his own. With the style and pace of lyrics most people canâ€™t imagine who he is.
He is a very young, energetic, polite, simple, intelligent and sociable young man who has been King of underground hiplife for close to 5 years and finally turning to do commercial music. He was highly inspired by Obrafuorâ€™s blazing â€œpae mu kaâ€ album. Seeing hiplife as a relevant source to spread information in few seconds, he realized the merits of music and created a challenge to rap fast since he saw the need to spread a lot of relevant information in few seconds.
Currently being outdoored as Ghanaâ€™s fastest lyricist, his â€œmakyeâ€ album which is suppose to be launched late October 2008 with numerous hit tracks is set to hit the foreign chats with hit tracks Listen, Babe and chat with you. With the local music awards, he already realizes the potential to sweep most awards in his category with tracks like Babe, push and Wonfoni.
Due to the hard work of his production and management team (DUNCWILLS ENTERTAINMENT) and being crowned king of underground hipilife at the commercial â€˜kasahareâ€™, he has realized the need to go very commercial with the help of his funs, God and critics who made him what he is today.
Sarkodie shares the view that, doing music is like lecturing due to the information it sends and since most modern populace prefer to stay abreast with global issues rather in a fast and relaxed manner, there was the need to scan all commercial songs to fit into the societal preference. He believes that success is a non-reciprocal product of hard work, determination, discipline and the need to be religious.
Sarkodie has immense passion for orphans he performed at free concerts to raise funds for needy children and community projects as a whole. Currently though without album, he has performed at a high level forums such as 3rd high level forum held currently in Accra-Ghana to elaborate on the effective aid policies. Though the foreign dignitaries from the World Bank, United Nations, GTZ and other multinational agencies were already use to his commercial mixtapes, Ghanaâ€™s local dignitaries including the late finance Minister (Mr.Kojo Baah Wiredu),central bank governor (Dr. Paul Acquah) and honorable Kan Dapaah expressed appreciation for a very intelligent presentation of an effective Aid Masterpiece.