Ghanaian/African Rapper Michael Owusu Addo popularly known in the Music industry as Sarkodie had an interview on Connecting the dots with Bankulli Music Producer Who Worked On Beyonce’s ‘Lion King’ Album and formerly D’banj’ Manager. Sarkodie revealed one foreigner told him Africa could break the world market when they become one.
“I had this advice from one person in the state but I don’t want to mention his name.Everyone knows the person I’m talking about but this is the person I thought I was going to introduce Afrobeat to, I got there and he told me about Wizkid, Davido and R2bees and I kept quiet.He even told me about the beef that happened between Davido and Wizkid some years ago and I was like “so you people know these things?” But one thing he told me which I thought was an eye opener for me was that “when you come together and invade,when you come divided it will never work.”
It makes sense because when you think about it,If one artiste makes it to the international scene how do they playlist your song? They can’t because they need to playlist Afrobeat because they playlist Reggae ,Dancehall , Hip pop and Country music. They can put you just like that:they need you , they need Sark,Wizkid ,Davido,Shatta Wale,Stonebwoy and so on and so forth so that when the playlist is playing people will feel the sound of Afrobeat.