Ghanaian Rapper Sarkodie Fires Shots at Burna Boy, Wizkid and Davido in New Hit, Nigerians Revolt

Ghanaian Rapper Sarkodie Fires Shots at Burna Boy, Wizkid and Davido in New Hit, Nigerians Revolt

  • Ghanaian hip hop maestro heated up the Nigerian internet space with the release of his new song dubbed Brag
  • The award-winning rapper spoke about how he paved way for the country's Afrobeats top 3, Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy
  •  He added more salt to injury when he addressed Grammy winner Burna Boy in the same line as fast-rising rapper Black Sherif
  • AKSTREETZ, a Nigerian Entertainment Consultant, reacted to Sarkodie's latest rap single shading Afrobeats superstars

Ghanaian hip-hop lord Michael Owusu Addo, popularly known as Sarkodie, has Nigerian social media going wild following the release of his latest hit 'Brag'.

Nigerians woke up to the controversial rap song released in the early hours of Friday, May 10. 

Sarkodie shades Burna Boy, Wizkid and Davido
Sarkodie jabs Nigerian top singers Burna Boy, Wizkid and Davido in his new song. Credit: @burnaboythegenre, @sarkodie, @davido
Source: Instagram

Like the song's title, the Painkiller hitmaker boasted about selling out the O2 in 2016, long before Nigerian musicians Wizkid and Davido. He stated that he created the pattern for them. 

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He went on to put Nigerian Grammy award-winning star Burna Boy and fast-rising Ghanaian rapper Black Sherif in the same category. He pointed out that they were the ones currently booming the scenes.  

In the song, Sarkodie also stated that his main competitors were American rappers Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, noting that he wasn't on the same level as African rappers.

A line from his song reads:

"Wizkid came, I was already doing it, Davido started, I was improving it, then Odogwu came through Black Sherif & Asake" 

Listen to the song below:

Sarkodie is seeking attention - AKSTREETZ, Entertainment Consultant

AKSTREETZ, a Nigerian Entertainment Consultant, reacted to Sarkodie's recent rap single where he hurled jabs at Burna Boy, Wizkid, and Davido. He also dared the Ghanaian artist to prove his legacy one more time.

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"The freestyle is intentional, as when was the last time Sark got a big sound? It’s over 8yrs. Which other way can he prove his relevance other than picking on the 3 giants? Hopefully, he drops a good song after this attention-seeking track."

Nigerians react to Sarkodie's song 

Many who listened to the lyrics were triggered by how he addressed Burna Boy and Black Sherif in one sentence.  See reactions below:


"Chaii, a whole odogwu in the same line with Asake and Black Sherif. I won’t accept this!"


"Your competition is Kendrick & Cole wetin dey give this man mind."


"See this guy sha. Think say na azonto fiesta them dey talk about for here."


"Odogwu in the same bracket with Asake is a big disrespect "


"He mentioned 4 Nigerian acts and 1 Ghanaian, shey them no get artistes for Ghana??"


"Why’s he namedropping singing niggas? Why can’t he just namedrop rappers like him so that he can adequate response. M.I wasn’t doing it when he started."

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"Chef Sarkodie gave us a Ghanaian recipe ... cooking."


"To be honest, Burna boy is the big newold artist. His fame in music is extraordinary but not in the old music list of wiz davido olamide. He is good yes, he has the audience yes, just like asake, rema, ayra starr and tyla, they should always remember to list burna there."

Sarkodie talks about Yvonne Nelson beef

In another story, the Ghanaian rapper finally addressed his reply to Yvonne Nelson's claims against him in her memoir.

Sarkodie released a song, Try Me, to tell his side of the story, especially his role in terminating his baby with Yvonne Nelson.

The rapper says he never intended for the diss song to go public.


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