Ghanaian rapper Michael Owusu Addo, popularly known as Sarkodie made history as he became the first-ever African rapper to win the “Best International Flow” award at 2019 BET Hip-hop Awards.
In his short speech, he dedicated his award to his daughter, Titi, gave a shout out to Akon─apparently, to catch his attention for collaboration and also urged all musicians and patrons to make Ghana their destination when coming to Africa.
In his speech he said;
“This year is the Year of Return and I will urge each and every one of you here to take a trip back home. When you’re coming to Africa, choose Ghana” he’s heard saying after picking up his award
Sarkodie’s statement at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards after he picked up his award for the Best International Flow Category has made American rapper, Chance The Rapper to visit the country this year.
Today October 9, a tweet made by the America rapper and actor expressing interest in visiting the country for the year of return and it’s no rocket science that, the decision to visit Ghana is inspired by Sarkodie’s recommendation.
Chance The Rapper’s tweet read:
“YEAR OF THE RETURN #GHANA #HipHopAwards19”
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) October 9, 2019
13 minutes after Chance The Rapper made the tweet, Sarkodie replied; “Now that’s what I’m talking bout”
Now that's what I'm talking bout 🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭 … https://t.co/Ohz7nFqKNl
— Sarkodie (@sarkodie) October 9, 2019