Hiplife ‘Grand-papa’, Reggie Rockstone has called for calm between Ghanaian Online Art writers and other media practitioners who have explicitly announced suspending publications on the one time BET Award winner ,Sarkodie.
In an interaction with Razz Newspaper , he said that , in as much as he doesn’t agree with the people calling on Sarkodie to apologize for the lyrics of his song, ‘Free Press,’ he thinks there’s a need for a clean platform to be given to the artiste to meet the media so he can explain the concept of the song to them, since there are lot of things he said that needs to be addressed.
He continued that, the reasons why he’s suggesting a meet -up between the media and sarkodie is that, he thinks a section of the media have misquoted some of the words in the song.
He also said that, although it will be a difficult thing to organize, he has made efforts to speak to Mustapha Inusah(Attractive ), Executive member of the online Writers Association (GOAWA) and other sections of the media and after that, he will contact the artiste involved , since the task of getting in touch with Sarkodie is not a tough one.
Giving details about some of the things he would want to be discussed at the meeting , he said ‘I will be happy if the meeting will not only be about Sarkodie but the way forward for us all to sit down and think about how to promote Ghanaian music, because , there seems to be a miscommunication between the media and Ghanaian Artistes’.
He also said , it won’t be prudent if the meeting is just for the media to punch holes and for Sarkodie to also hit back on some of the things he thinks the media are doing wrong.
He added that, Sarkodie did not insult anyone in his ‘Free Press’ music, and doesn’t understand why a section of the , media sees it as an insult.
‘My understanding is , if you have written any false story to downplay Sarkodie’s career, then the song goes to you. if you write with integrity, then I don’t think you will see anything wrong with the song, Sarkodie is not a kid, he thought before composing the song, and did not mean to insult the media’ he said.
Speaking about the song he said. ‘the song is more of an expression of how he feels, it might not sit well with a section of the media but a lot of times , the media should not take it personal because the media has also written stuff that perhaps wasn’t intended to offend whom it was written about’.
To Reggie Rockstone, Sarkodie is not the only musician who’s not happy with the Ghanaian media, but rather , other musicians are also not happy about how the media put more effort in thwarting their hard work, so he believes when a general meeting is called , all these issues will be solved and the ‘Disputing parties’ will all shake hands and move forward.
By:Mustapha Inusah/Razz Newspaper
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