Ghanaian soul musician, Sherifa Gunu, has stated that award-winning hiphop artiste, Michael Owusu Addo, popularly known as Sarkodie, will win a Grammy Award in the coming years.
Sherifa Gunu made this statement on Accra-based television station UTV when she was interviewed by actress Nana Ama McBrown on the United Showbiz programme held last Saturday.
According to her, Sarkodie’s versatility in the African music industry beats imagination and it only a matter of time for him to win the coveted Grammy Award.
“I recently listened to one of his short freestyle and I was marvelled, we all know Sarkodie is a great artiste, but this time the transformation is very massive. Very soon he will bring home the Grammy Award,” she said.
Sherifa Gunu also lamented the lack of appropriate mechanisms to market Ghanaian artistes on the international market.
“We have good artistes but the instrument to market them is not available, making it difficult to get international recognition,” she added.
A few weeks ago, Sherifa was trending on social media after she made a controversial revelation in an interview about how Sarkodie was refusing to answer her calls.
According to her, she planned a collaboration with Sarkodie on her song but unfortunately for her, she couldn’t reach out to ‘Obidi’ after calling him several times on the phone.
This made her put Ras Kuku on the song instead of Sarkodie.
Sherifa Gunu said she used to be very cool with Sarkodie, but after she travelled to give birth abroad, that relationship has stalled, adding, “The communication was not going through well…We recorded it six years ago…I came back and we were supposed to do it…when we get in touch, it takes another two to three months before he replies me.”