It’s very rare to get a president responding to an artiste’s song, except when you are in a dictatorship and the president is not musician friendly.
OMG Ghana decided to be satirical on the inflation issue and what better way to get a presidential response by acting as the president on radio. Here’s a response supposedly done by President Mahama during a radio interview on Luv FM
When speaking about Sarkodie, the president of the nation called the BET award winner the most overrated rapper Ghana has ever seen.
“I don’t quite understand what he wants to accomplish with his music,” President Mahama said of Sarkodie. “He has some good songs, but he’s at best an average musician. He should focus on music that brings unity and uplifts the spirit of the good people of this country as we experience a short term economy challenge. I must say the song is very funny. He is a genius in that regard, but in the grand scheme of things, i will not consider him a good rapper or a musician at that.”
President Mahama also sent a message to other musicians who are perhaps thinking about following Sarkodie’s footsteps in attacking him in their songs.
“I can’t stop you from doing what you want to do, but be careful with the words you use towards me, after all i am the first gentleman of the great nation and hence deserve respect at the minimum. I am not trying to stop people from exercising their freedom of speech, but in all reality, i do not appreciate disrespect in any form.”
Source: 233 Prime