Counsellor Daniel Fenyi has advised rapper Sarkodie to render an apology to the young talent, Kuami Eugene for endangering his career by endorsing President Akufo-Addo in the “Happy Day” song.
In the tune, Sarkodie is heard praising President Akufo-Addo which has generated controversy on social media.
Counsellor insists Sarkodie must release an official statement to dissociate Eugene from the political controversy the song has generated.
Counsellor said this in his Facebook post.
SARKODIE × Kuami Eugene’s “Happy Day” which song endorses the NPP is a masterpiece, an effortless banger. Forget the politics, Possigee and MoG killed the beat. SARKODIE murdered his lines, as always, and Eugene did fine.
But, unless Sarkodie wants to publicly identify with the NPP and perhaps gain some recognition (and position) in the party if it wins the elections, just like Mark Okraku, Obuor or Abatey, I think the political line was very needless. He didn’t need that single political line to make the song hit. The controversy it has generated is not worth its overshadowing the song’s goodness.
Sarkodie is an old gee in the game. If he feels his music career is toning down (or for any reason) and wants to make some seamless transition into politics, that’s great! After all, politics is someone’s full-time career. My worry, however, is his in consideration of the young talent, Kuami Eugene, whose music career can be jeopardised with the political controversy. In Ghana, politics can destroy a lot of things, hence, jumping into it must be a carefully considered decision, I don’t think Eugene has done that yet.
As Counsellor Daniel Fenyi, I’d advise Sarkodie to apologise to Kuami Eugene. And release a statement that officially dissociates Eugene from the political twist he turned on the banger. Anything contrary to this would make Sarkodie confirm the impression people have about him as unsupportive of the young dudes as he’s done to Strongman, Awal, and other ‘good’ young rappers who associated with him.
Counsellor Daniel Fenyi