Rapper Sarkodie has claimed that only journalists who have made it to the BBC are deserving of or qualified to review art.
He said Ghanaian journalists who have been on the radio for years without doing anything should stop talking about musicians.
Sarkodie expressed his outrage at the constant criticism that the artists receive from local media in an interview with Firestick.
He claims that these musicians have worked hard to advance their careers, and it is completely unacceptable for a journalist who hasn’t seen much exposure abroad to constantly criticize them.
In Ghana, there are journalists who have worked in radio for more than 20 years. They haven’t gotten to the BBC, but they still berate artists. He questioned, “Why can’t they also get to the BBC?”
Sarkodie has been transparent about his most recent lifestyle decisions, which have led to him starting to smoke cigars.
He claimed that he had never imagined that he would love cigars, much less be caught publicly puffing one.
Sarkodie claimed in an exclusive interview with Firestick that he smokes because he doesn’t trust himself to make the right choices.
He also added that growing up, his lifestyle decision was to remain clean but as time went by and with the growth of his brand, he had to reconsider his choices and start smoking.