‘Obrafour Is Ghana’s Best Rapper’
Ghana’s fastest rapper Michael Owusu Addo, known on stage as Sarkodie, has disclosed that considering the musical influence rapper Obrafour had on him as an up and coming artiste, he believes Obrafour is the best rapper in Ghana.
Sarkodie stressed that Obrafour’s rap and musical prowess is unparalleled and therefore greatly respects him as a rap genius.
Obrafour is one of the seasoned hiplife music icons whose fame transcends the borders of Ghana, as he has performed on many platforms in Europe as well as the United States of America.
His concerts and performances are spectacular to behold. He has also featured on a number of albums, including Tic Tac’s ‘Philomena’ and Daasebre Dwamena’s ‘Kokooko’ remix.
Obrafour, who has won so many awards, has also helped bring into the limelight Tinny, Dogo, Yaw Labito and KGPM.
He decided to be different from his colleagues in the hiplife music scene and create his own style to meet international standard.
Speaking in an interview on the Cosmopolitan Mix on Joy FM Wednesday with Kwame Sakyiamah, the Tema-based rapper disclosed that Obrafour is the best rapper in Ghana and he sees him as his “dad”.
“He’s my dad… I am still not used to [him]. We have songs but I cannot have a normal conversation with him. I respect him so much I cannot even take him as a normal human being because he inspired me when I was a kid,” the ‘Illuminati’ hit singer said.
The Black Entertainment Television (BET) award winner revealed that he used to ‘steal’ mobile phones for call minutes just to call Obrafour “and I will mention my name that I want to rap to him, I want to meet him one day.”
Now, arguably one of Africa’s finest rappers, Sarkodie said he still finds it very difficult to ask Obrafour, known in real life as Michael Kwabena Okyere Darko, for collaboration.
According to him, “I normally don’t call Obrafour that I want to feature you. He is not my age mate, so I do the song and intentionally try to make Hammer get him to come to the studio to listen to it. If he likes it,” he does a hook for the song.
“He [Obrafour] is out of this world,” Sarkodie said, adding that, “I wish I could do an album with him.”
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