Rapper Sarkodie dropped his new single ‘Happy Day’ which features Kuami Eugene on the same day Samini dropped his ‘Kpoyaga’ campaign song in support of Nana Akufo-Addo and his New Patriotic Party (NPP).
After Sarkodie’s song was released, ghanaweekend.com got information that Kuami Eugene was not happy with the song because it suggested that he was endorsing the NPP.
Apparently, Sarkodie only sent the first verse of the song to him, which did not contain any hints of politics in it before he put his chorus on it.
Kuami told MzGee on 3FM that Sarkodie told him and his team the song was an inspirational one.
“Sarkodie only sent me the first verse of his rap which did not contain the endorsement for Nana Addo to aid me to do the chorus. It was only at the video shoot that we got to know of the second verse, we confronted Sark’s management, and they denied. I am uncomfortable, I still don’t know Sarkodie’s motive for the song. It will have an effect on my career, I wasn’t ready to vouch for any political party openly….it will not end here,” Kuami Eugene said.
When I heard this I was a bit baffled, my first thought was if you had an issue with the lyrics why did you still go ahead with the shoot, sit down, wait for the video to be edited, hyped, and then released before expressing displeasure.
It makes me wonder if Kuami Eugene is only now expressing displeasure because he might be facing backlash from fans or listeners.
He is creating the impression that Sarkodie deceived him to do a song that will put him in a predicament.
But if this was the case, Kuami Eugene could have easily made the decision to opt-out of the shoot or pull his chorus from the song since it is not something he believes in. Waiting for the song to be done to complain makes his reaction baseless.
Note that even before the release of the song, Kuami Eugene tweeted that people should look forward to the song. He did this with glee. Did he not know as of the time of the tweet that the song had those lines?
I have also read that he actually said he did not have direct contact to Sarkodie and that the communication was mainly between his team and Sarkodie’s. How would an astute record label like Lynx Entertainment approve of this feature if Kuami really felt that Sarkodie’s political line would harm him? Richie could have helped solve this before the song was released.
Interestingly, since the matter broke, Lynx Entertainment has not released any statement to that effect. Kuami is the one making wobbly claims.
The big question is: now that he sat aloof for the video to be shot and for the song to be released, what should the general public do? He should shut up and enjoy the controversy.
By: Daisy Palinwinde Jacobs | ghanaweekend.com