I knew ‘Nana Toaso’ would be disputed but I still stand by it – Sarkodie

Multiple award winning rapper Sarkodie has mentioned that he is a beneficiary of the government’s Free Senior High School (SHS) policy.

Speaking on Pluzz FM’s “Culture Daily” show today, November 10, the ‘No Pressure’ artiste mentioned that he stood by his Nana Toaso lyrics of his Happy Day song released during the 2020 elections since he only endorsed what he had been a benefactor of.

What I said he [Nana Addo] should ‘toaso’, I stand by it because I think I benefitted from Free Education directly and I have the right to say I endorse that because this is directly.

“My mom has these girls we’ve been supporting. At first, she would call, asking me to help. I am not saying it is much but just the fact that I am not even hearing that, it came from that place and I was specific about what I was endorsing,” he disclosed.

The award-winning artiste has been at the receiving end of criticisms that his creative expression of sentiment against political ills has reduced.

His collaboration on Kuami Eugene’s ‘Happy Day’ song, raised eyebrows after he trumpeted the benefits of the NPP government’s flagship Free Senior High School programme.

In line with the economic crisis affecting the country lately, with cost of living skyrocketing and leading government to run to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout, some music lovers were hoping to get another epistle as characteristic of ‘The Highest’ which has never seen the light of day.

He says he knew the verse would be controversial but still stands by his word and won’t apologize for it.

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