Sarkodie apologises to Akufo-Addo over an offensive tweet
Rapper Sarkodie has apologised to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for a comment he made prior to the 2020 general elections.
According to him, he did not say it with malicious intention and said sorry if the comment he made went against the President.
Sarkodie, after doing the Happy Day song, had a retweet from the President who thought Sarkodie was praising his government on the back for fixing the erratic power supply in the country.
The rapper who did not like the politicisation of his song, wrote on Twitter, asking President Akufo-Addo not to take advantage of his song to use it to campaign.
“Nana M3nfa bronya ho nre akoko oo lool [Nana, don’t take advantage of this] !! when I say aban ( all parties ) Shouts to yourself x JM but if i feel like pointing out the negatives too you know how we do,” he rapped in the song.
Reacting to the comment in an interview with the media in Accra on Monday, Sarkodie apologised if his comment came out offensive, saying “I said it in jest.”
Although rapper Sarkodie was lauded on social media by majority of New Patriotic Party (NPP) members for the Happy Day song, the ‘Adonai’ hitmaker said it was not for the political party.
The award-winning rapper, in the song, said, “if I complained about ‘Dumsor’ and I also hit on inflation but today, if there is electricity and my kids will go to school free, then Nana ‘toaso’ (Nana continue).
The verse, which had since generated mixed reactions on social media, also had the then presidential candidate, President Akufo-Addo, quoting Sarkodie’s tweet: Nice song @sarkodie and @KuamiEugene. Indeed, the battle is still the Lord’s, with the hashtag #4MoreForNana.
After Sarkodie commented that it was not for political gigs the president deleted his tweet.