Multiple award-winning Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie has expressed his displeasure at the ruling New Patriotic Party for playing his hit song “Ofeetso” at their political event, saying this is why people tag him as NPP.
What greater joy would there be than for an artist to have his artistry recognized and celebrated at no mean place than a political event that has several people attending. Unfortunately, in Ghana, such recognition can be suicidal as a result of the extreme partisan bias that dominates our politics.
Sarkodie, on several occasions, has been tagged NPP as a result of mainly his affiliation to some top NPP apparatchiks, and also largely because of a song he did against erratic power supply (dumsor) during the erstwhile NDC administration.
In fact, just recently the rapper came under severe attack from the NDC when he advised the communications officer of the party, Sammy Gyamfi to take down a widely criticized post that many thought was insensitive to the memory of the late George Floyd who lost his life under very harrowing circumstances.
It is, therefore, no surprise that the rapper has taken to social media to lament the way the ruling NPP keeps playing and repeating “Ofeetso” at their political event, saying this is why many people refer to him as NPP.