Blakk Rasta is a name that has become synonymous to headlines in the past two weeks since he made his displeasure about Sarkodie’s posthumous feature with reggae icon, Bob Marley and those headlines aren’t always for the right reasons
Blakk Rasta has perhaps met his match in presidential staffer, Charles Nii Tagoe as the latter has in a Facebook post responded to the former’s statement questioning his capabilities.
In the long Facebook post addressing Blakk Rasta, here’s what Charles Nii Tagoe had to say “Dear Blakk Rasta,Ghana has great reggae acts. Rocky Dawuni is one of our revered acts. Singer, Songwriter, producer. He got his third Grammy nonimation last year after two previous ones in 2015 and 2021. Though the award has been elusive, vintage Dawuni said the nominations are a positive indication that, sooner than later, a Ghanaian act may win the award. That is clear, but what is also clear is that when Dawuni said that, he never had the Sankaase dawadawa smoker in mind. He dearly believes in the ability of Ghanaian and African acts to excel internationally. He never had in mind those whom, in their two chosen fields of endeavour, i.e. Musician and Presenter; have proven themselves woefully underwhelming”
He would then go on to further add “Fact remains that Sarkodie featured on Bob’s hit because he’s been top notch, unlike you, “Drunkk Rasta”, he has represented us well across Africa and the world. Your Chinese rendition and all your music is everything short of what Sarkodie has done and can do. No lie, yours is pure envy. Your drunken chin-chan-cho noise and other cacophonous chords you put out as music has been the lowest-of-lows of Reggae. What you have been doing is rather a desecration of the consciousness of that musical genre. The top acts around who have represented, Marley, Tosh, Donaldson, Culture, Spear, etc so well should either arrest or advise you. Your music churns stomach”
He would then conclude by advising Blakk Rasta to let the issue die down already!