Ghanaian Gospel artiste, Evangelist Diana Asamoah says she loves songs by rapper Sarkodie. Her reasons? because “it’s always talking about God. (sic)”
Her post on Facebook attracted some backlash from some fans who say it is unacceptable. Ghana is one of many countries where people are sharply divided because of religion.
It is seen as an abomination for a Gospel act to record a song with a secular artiste or be seen together.
View her post below.
Rapper, Sarkodie is the winner of Live FM‘s ‘Artiste of the Month’ for September. The ‘Glory‘ act polled 10, 385 votes out of 14,521 unique votes after a week of voting on livefmghana.com.
Songstress Nana Yaa came in at second position with 3, 374 votes, followed by Kidi, Joe Mettle, Kuami Eugene, Stonebwoy, Adina and Reggie N Bollie.
Kidi – 337 votes
Kuame Eugene – 99 votes
Adina – 32 votes
Nana Yaa – 3,374 votes
Reggie N Bollie – 10 votes
Stonebwoy – 68 votes
Joe Mettle – 216 votes
His 5th studio album HIGHEST went straight to the top spot on Ghana iTunes charts, and charted in the top ten in USA, UK, Australia and other countries in Europe. The highlight was a number 7 feature in the USA Itunes hip hop charts.
The buzz from the Album didn’t end there. Ever since its release he’s soled out shows in Paris, Germany, New York, Ghana, Switzerland, Hungary & France.
Sark currently has 6 videos all from his album and is currently working on a 7th with Koreddo Bello. 6 out 19 songs off the album are on Ghana’s iTunes top 50 charts.
Live FM Artiste of the Month is another instalment of the hugely popular GH Wednesday Live on air delight a year after its inception by Ghana’s favourite youth brand.
The artistes up for contention are selected based on a number of factors including their influence on the Ghanaian music scene with their distinct sound, on-air and online buzz about a single, album or mixtape, and also international impact, performing at festivals or gaining nominations at international award schemes during the time under review (four weeks prior to the selection).
The winner will have his or her works promoted extensively and a headline performance at a show powered by the Adabraka-based station.
Antoine Mensah, Programmes Manager of LIVE FM sheds more light on ‘Live Artiste of The Month.’
“Live Artiste of the Month is an extension of GH Wednesday Live, our initiative to support the craft of Ghanaian artistes. We want to celebrate them for their trend-setting, creative and innovative abilities. The initiative would also help give upcoming artistes the needed commercial buzz, and also a breadth of fresh air for the music industry.”