The political endorsement of President Akufo Addo’s second term bid by Michael Owusu Addo known professionally as Sarkodie, appears to have backfired as one artiste he collaborated with to spin the political track, Kuami Eugene has expressed fears that his musical career is set to hit the rocks for being associated with the endorsement.
The endorsement song “Happy Day”, featured Kwame Eugene who claims Sarkodie tricked him into the collaboration.
Kuami Eugene in an interview with showbiz interviewer MzGee, said he had no idea there is a second verse where Sarkodie will be endorsing President Addo for.
The Lynx Entertainment artist claims the verse Sarkodie sent him to listen to and compose his part of the song did not have the endorsement verse.
“Sarkodie only sent me the first verse of his rap which did not contain the endorsement for Nana Addo to aid me to do the chorus,” a visibly unhappy Eugene told MzGee.
“It was only at the video shoot that we got to know of the second verse. We confronted Sark’s management, and they denied doing the song as an endorsement for Nana Addo.”
“I am uncomfortable, I still don’t know Sarkodie’s motive for the song. The endorsement will have an effect on my career. I wasn’t ready to vouch for any political party openly. I know it will not end here.”
Meanwhile, Ghanaian social media is abuzz with reports that the Akuffo Addo campaign had paid Sarkodie a whopping GHC 700,000 for the endorsement.
The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Samuel Gyata George and the Chief Executive officer of 3Music Awards, Saqiq Abdulai Abu have all confirmed that the top class Ghanaian artiste was greased with hundreds of thousands of Ghana cedis in return for the much-talked-about endorsement.
Meanwhile, another artiste such as Charles Nii Armah aka Shatta Wale has also been reportedly given huge sums for endorsing the NPP candidate.