Sarkodie made Reign album launch successful – Mark Okraku Mantey

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Programs Manager at Hitz FM, Mark Okraku Mantey says rapper Sarkodie was part of the reasons why Shatta Wale’s Reign Album launch became successful.

He said this in an interview on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM on Monday.

Mr. Okraku Mantey told Andy Dosty that, Sarkodie’s “Advice” diss song provoked fans of Shatta Wale to turn up in their numbers to show their loyalty to their ‘God’.

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Mark Okraku Mantey

I think Sarkodie contributed to the success. Yes, his diss song got the masses out. They were angry and came to prove their support…”

Also, Mark also said host of “You Say Wetin” on Hitz FM, Prince Tsegah also indirectly promoted the album when he made headlines saying “the media is tired of Shatta Wale”.

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Earlier, Shatta Wale described fellow acts, Sarkodie and Kwaw Kese as poor musicians who have nothing to brag about just some few days to his album launch.

The two acts to show their dissatisfaction towards Shatta’s statement released diss songs to shut the Dancehall act up.

But according to Mark, it indirectly promoted Shatta’s Reign Album concert.

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Your career will go down in Jesus’ name – Shatta Wale tells Sarkodie

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Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale has opened up after Sarkodie released a freestyle video believed to be a ‘diss’ targeted at the dancehall act. 

In the video titled ‘My Advice’, the rapper took shots at his colleague labelling him an insecure attention seeker.  

Sarkodie also called out the singer for wearing cheap jewellery and fooling too much. 

In an interview with JoyNews’ Becky after his performance at ‘The Reign’ album launch, Shatta Wale said Sarkodie’s career will not survive in the coming years. 

“I didn’t want to talk about this but Sarkodie has done something….Any artiste that tries Shatta Wale is going to go down,” he said. 

Shatta Wale vowed and prayed that the careers of the likes of Sarkodie who undermine his work will die and never resurrect. 

“Anybody that comes close to my work will go down. When I mean down, I mean down the drain. In Jesus’ name I pray,” he declared. 

The artiste, who launched his album on Saturday, warned artistes from daring to attack him. 

Shatta Wale also boasted of his ability to single-handedly host huge and successful concerts. 

According to him, he can organise a concert with his son, Majesty, and daughter, Cherissa but will still command the numbers. 

 

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M.anifest commends Sarkodie, says he’s waiting for Shatta’s response

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Rapper M.anifest is giving rapper Sarkodie props for his diss song targeted at dancehall artiste Shatta Wale.

“Very interesting angle so I’m looking forward to what the conversation turns out to be…” he said in an interview on Starr FM.

Sarkodie’s diss song, ‘My Advice’, which takes jabs at Shatta Wale, since its release Wednesday, has got the whole country talking.

‘My Advice’ seems to be Sarkodie’s response to Shatta Wale after the latter described him as “very poor”.

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In the freestyle video, the rapper attacked Shatta Wale and described him as an insecure attention seeker.

Sarkodie and Shatta Wale

Asked what was interesting about Sarkodie’s angle in ‘My Advice, M.anifest said: “His framing…you know sometimes rap battles [are] like a court case. It’s a bit about getting to the truth and it’s a bit about how you frame the truth…

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“…we need to think about which direction we are moving in [and] I think that’s what he [Sarkodie] did so I give him props for doing that.”     

M.anifest and Sarkodie were also embroiled in one of the biggest rap beefs the country has ever witnessed in 2016.

M.anifest, in his ‘godMC’ track, took digs at Sarkodie after he released his ‘Bossy’ song. Sarkodie also quickly replied M.anifest in his ‘Kanta’ track.

Their beef songs trended on social media for several weeks and generated a lot of public debate.

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M.anifest gives Sarkodie props, says he’s waiting for Shatta’s response

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Rapper M.anifest is giving rapper Sarkodie props for his diss song targeted at dancehall artiste Shatta Wale.

“Very interesting angle so I’m looking forward to what the conversation turns out to be…” he said in an interview on Starr FM.

Sarkodie’s diss song, ‘My Advice’, which takes jabs at Shatta Wale, since its release Wednesday, has got the whole country talking.

‘My Advice’ seems to be Sarkodie’s response to Shatta Wale after the latter described him as “very poor”. 

In the freestyle video, the rapper attacked Shatta Wale and described him as an insecure attention seeker.

Sarkodie and Shatta Wale

Asked what was interesting about Sarkodie’s angle in ‘My Advice, M.anifest said: “His framing…you know sometimes rap battles [are] like a court case. It’s a bit about getting to the truth and it’s a bit about how you frame the truth …

“…we need to think about which direction we are moving in [and] I think that’s what he [Sarkodie] did so I give him props for doing that.”     

M.anifest and Sarkodie were also embroiled in one of the biggest rap beefs the country has ever witnessed in 2016.

M.anifest, in his ‘godMC’ track, took digs at Sarkodie after he released his ‘Bossy’ song. Sarkodie also quickly replied M.anifest in his ‘Kanta’ track.

Their beef songs trended on social media for several weeks and generated a lot of public debate.  
 

 

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These are the 3 reasons Sarkodie has done Shatta Wale a favour

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Rapper Sarkodie has released a “diss track” titled Advice which is believed to be aimed at Shatta Wale.

For anyone who has been studying the entertainment trends in Ghana in the last few weeks, the inference should not be difficult.

The praise for Sarkodie has come from far and wide. Artistes, actors and even social commentators have given kudos to the Tema rapper.

Many think the song is one to silence Shatta Wale and maybe it is.

But some argue that there are actually benefits of the song to Shatta Wale.

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Below are three reasons why it is so:

1. Publicity for the upcoming album On October 13, Shatta Wale is set to release his third studio album.

The artiste has been doing a lot of media activities in promotion of awareness for the project he is calling “The Reign”.

With Sarkodie’s “diss track” coming at the time it did, it serves to put Shatta Wale in the news until the D-Day. And as they say in public relations, there is nothing like bad publicity.

2. Sarkodie has the wisdom to share a part of inputting Shatta Wale in the headlines, Sarkodie actually made points that Shatta Wale would do well to listen to. For an artiste to have stayed on top as long as Sarkodie has done, it will be hard to say that there was nothing Shatta Wale could learn from him.

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3. Shatta Wale needs a reality check Any entertainment observer in Ghana should be quite familiar with the persona of Shatta Wale.

Many would argue that he still is a mixture of overconfidence and a very high esteem of his talent.

As such, it would take someone of Sarkodie’s accomplishments to remind Shatta Wale he is not the best he might think he is.

Maybe, this competition will bring out the best in Shatta Wale. Competition brings out the best in the best.

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Sarkodie speaks on ‘stolen car’

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The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has begun investigations into a case in which the ace Ghanaian rapper, Michael Addo, known in showbiz as Sarkodie, is alleged to have bought a stolen car.

The police said Sarkodie assigned his agents to register his infinity saloon car at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), but it turned out that the police had been looking for that vehicle for some time now because it was a stolen car.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the CID, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Joseph Benefo Darkwa, Sarkodie was invited by the police to assist in investigations into the case.

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DVLA officials

He said while Sarkodie’s agents were going through the registration process, DVLA officials realized that the said car had been reported stolen and so they alerted the police.

ASP Darkwa said based on the information from the DVLA, Sarkodie was invited to the CID Headquarters to assist in investigations.

He said Sarkodie honoured the invitation and reported himself at the CID Headquarters, in the company of his lawyer. According to the police, Sarkodie had been granted bail

Lawyer for Sarkodie

Meanwhile, when Sarkodie’s lawyer, Mr Moses Foh-Amoaning, was contacted, he denied the police claim and explained that in 2013 the rapper had bought an Infinity saloon car from one Ishmael Amponsah, also known as Papa.

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He said Sarkodie paid GHC 30,000 for the car and was given all the original documents covering it

According to him, Sarkodie had no immediate use of the car and he, therefore, parked it in his house from 2013 to date.

He said later Sarkodie signed on a new artist and gave him the car.

Registration of car

Mr Foh-Amoaning said Sarkodie sent two of his assigns to take the car, which had been sitting in the garage for some time, to the DVLA for registration.

He said while going through the process, the assigns were informed that the car had been listed as a stolen vehicle from the Auto Theft Unit of the CID.

The assigns reported back to Sarkodie, who called his lawyer and they went to the CID Headquarters to verify the claim by DVLA officials.

Auto Theft Unit

He said at the Auto Theft Unit, the two were shown a petition written by Dominic Afful, who is Papa’s brother-in-law.

The lawyer said Sarkodie then provided the original documents for the police and even called Papa to inform him about the turn of events.

According to Mr Foh-Amoaning, Sarkodie told the police that it was a family issue and that the car had not been stolen.

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He said Papa, who is now in the United States of America (USA), called the police to explain to them that the car had been brought down to Ghana by his brother whose name he gave only as Johnny but that it was cleared at the Tema Port by Afful, who is married to Papa’s sister.

Family issue

He said Afful was annoyed that his wife had conspired with her brother, without his (Afful’s) knowledge, to sell the car and so he reported the matter to police.

Mr Foh-Amoaning indicated that Sarkodie had told Papa that he was no longer interested in the car and so Papa should pay him back his money and resolve the family issue, to which Papa agreed.

He said he and his client had not been invited by the police but that they only showed up at the Auto Theft Unit following the information from the DVLA. Investigations are ongoing.

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Hitz FM poll shows Sarkodie “killed” Shatta but lost to M.anifest with “Kanta”

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A poll by the Accra-based radio station, Hitz FM shows Sarkodie may have won the war -of-beefs over Shatta Wale with his Advice song but against Manifest.

The poll sought to find out from tweeter users “Which of these diss tracks did Sarkodie really go hard on? and voters were required to vote by retweeting either #Kanta or#Advice.

The results of the poll, which are still being collated on Hitz FM’s Twitter handle show that at the time of this report, Sarkodie’s “Advice” may be “killing” it against Shatta but his “Kanta” failed woefully against M.anifest’s God MC.

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“Kanta” has so far received 10 per cent per its impact, according to fans engaged in the polls with “Advice” sweeping 90 per cent of the 6000 and over votes cast.

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Clearly, this confirms that most Ghanaians believe Sarkodie’s reply to M.anifest wasn’t a match for Manifest’s “godMC” track.

One thing, is, however, certain: Advice has killed it.

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A reply to Sarkodie will shift focus of your ‘Reign’ album – Guru tells Shatta Wale

Rapper Guru has sent a word of caution to dancehall artiste Shatta Wale over Sarkodie’s new ‘diss’ track to the SM boss.

The advise comes after celebrities have commended the award winning rapper for the punchlines in his freestyle video.

The boss of NKZ Music told the Shatta Wale not to react to Sarkodie’s new song which is directed at him [Shatta Wale] because it’ll disrupt the promotion of his ‘Reign’ album.

He tweeted, “Don’t reply else u will shift the focus of your album n trust u will lose Big time!”

Shatta Wale is set to unveil his new album ‘The Reign’ at the Fantasy Dome on Saturday 13th October, 2018.

The album contains two of Shatta Wale’s already released bangers “Gringo and Amount” which are already trending on social media. The yet to be launched album is Shatta Wale’s third album after ‘Bandada from Ghana’ and ‘After the Storm’.

ABOUT SARKODIE’S MY ADVICE TRACK

After weeks of name-calling and insults, Sarkodie has released a full length song reply to Shatta Wale titled ‘MY ADVICE’. The former insinuates that Wale’s reason for attacking colleague artistes is because his “hype is vanishing.”

He also responded to the claims that he is poor – asking God to bless him with poverty if his current life is what being poor looks like.

Sarkodie also takes a dig at Wale’s constant bragging about his properties saying he doesn’t have enough money to buy a brand new Range Rover vehicle.

“Paul a wanba nt3m ni fame no fofo no/ Gyai alumi ni sh3 na sh3 cue blings,” raps Sarkodie.

“New money, new car, new house so you can’t think far but time is running out, we for raise bar. Cos after some time nobody get time for your bullshit/Eye wegyimi kakra, stay focused. How many times na makakyerε wo wɔ phone so sɛ nea woyɛ no nyina no dey need.”

The Sarknatives have called on Wale to work on a new strategy aimed at promoting his upcoming album instead of attacking other Ghanaian artistes.

Wale, in recent interview stated that Sarkodie’s fans are killing his career.

His claim followed the backlash from the latter’s fan base because of his comments on Hitz FM.

Wale stated on the show that the ‘Glory’ rapper doesn’t brag about properties because he doesn’t have any.

 

WATCH: Sarkodie jabs Shatta Wale in new video ‘MY ADVICE’

After weeks of name-calling and insults, Sarkodie has released a full length song reply to Shatta Wale titled ‘MY ADVICE’. The former insinuates that Wale’s reason for attacking colleague artistes is because his “hype is vanishing.”

He also responded to the claims that he is poor – asking God to bless him with poverty if his current life is what being poor looks like.

Sarkodie also takes a dig at Wale’s constant bragging about his properties saying he doesn’t have enough money to buy a brand new Range Rover vehicle.

“Paul a wanba nt3m ni fame no fofo no/ Gyai alumi ni sh3 na sh3 cue blings,” raps Sarkodie.

“New money, new car, new house so you can’t think far but time is running out, we for raise bar. Cos after some time nobody get time for your bullshit/Eye wegyimi kakra, stay focused. How many times na makakyerε wo wɔ phone so sɛ nea woyɛ no nyina no dey need.”

The Sarknatives have called on Wale to work on a new strategy aimed at promoting his upcoming album instead of attacking other Ghanaian artistes.

Wale, in recent interview stated that Sarkodie’s fans are killing his career.

His claim followed the backlash from the latter’s fan base because of his comments on Hitz FM.

Wale stated on the show that the ‘Glory’ rapper doesn’t brag about properties because he doesn’t have any.