Sarkodie Reveals Why He Started Rapping in Twi
6 October 2021
Photo Credit: Sarkodie/Instagram
By Nelly Chelagat
Multi-award-winning rapper, Sarkodie has recently revealed his tough childhood and how he managed to vent out through music.
In a recent interview with UK’s Dj Semtex, in the new ‘Hip-hop raised me podcast’, the Rollies and Cigars crooner, shared; ’Growing up I had quite a dark upbringing. I had a certain era, where I was going through some stuff. So I just had to, I am an artist in general, I draw, sketch, and all of that. I needed a channel to let out my emotions, of what I was feeling and I had rap music around that time.’
He further attributed the start of his rap career to the veterans of the music scene. The likes of Reggie Rockstone, Lord Kenya, Okwofu Okwade, who not only inspired him but also influenced him to start rapping in Twi. ’I heard rap music being made in Ghana, Reggie Rockstone, Lord Kenya, Okwofu Okwade, these are like great legends who were doing it at our time.
They started rapping in our native language and they made it perfect for me. I was like I can do rap and don’t have to associate rap in the English language. I can do it on my own. That how I fell in love and decided to take it as a craft.’ he noted.