South African, Cassper Nyovest believes Sarkodie is the biggest rapper in Ghana.
The Soundcity MVPs Best Hip Hop act award winner is of the opinion that the latter is the only Ghanaian rapper making great strides on the continent compared to his colleagues.
He made this assertion during a chat with Nigerian press.
“I’m not just talking about me, I’m talking about the movement. Sarkodie is big in Ghana, but are there other rappers who are as big as Sarkodie from Ghana? The South African Hip-hop movement is big across, also in London, New York…we are out there performing in different countries,” explained the ‘Doc Shebaleza’ act.
“Me saying that might offend people here. They might feel that I’m taking shots at Nigerian music. But that’s not the deal. If we are to discuss in terms of numbers and appeal across the world, it’s just the way it is.”
He also spoke about the growth of South African Hip Hip on the African continent.
“South African Hip-hop is in the forefront of African Hip-hop in general. It might not be as popular as it is in South Africa and in Nigeria. But I know for a fact that the rappers from Nigeria are kinda unknown in SA. If we talk about crossing over, I know that a lot of people in Nigeria know about my music. I know that in Kenya and Ghana it’s the same thing.”