Sarkodie is a great artiste but not a great person - Yemi Alade

Sarkodie is a great artiste but not a great person - Yemi Alade

Nigerian artiste Yemi Alade has revealed that she was disrespected by Sarkodie when she asked him for a collaboration sometime in the past.



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According to her, the rapper rejected advances from her management team for a collaboration on so many occasions without giving any justifiable explanation.


The Afropop singer was on the Starr Chat show Wednesday and registered her displeasure with the kind of treatment Sarkodie meted out to her.

Sarkodie is a great artiste but not a great person - Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade in the studios of Starr FM

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She disclosed that she used to be a big fan of the Ghanaian rapper, but has since changed her opinion about him since he exhibited such an “unprofessional” attitude towards her.


“I’ve really tried my best to really not go into details but the long and short on why I don’t want to dwell on this is that is super unfair, unprofessional and unkind for international acts or even artistes to have a dealing with anybody and after agreeing to certain things, you don’t come through at all,” she lamented.

I can count three different countries and three different venues where my team and I had an agreement with the artiste (Sarkodie) in particular and he didn’t come through.

“I don’t want to bring in the feminine and masculine inequality we’re experiencing in the industry and I don’t want to link it to that. I was pained as a person but I’ll say it is almost impossible to promote a project that is supposed to be for two people when the other party isn’t coming through at all, the music pretty much suffers.”


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She added that she felt much disrespected by Sarkodie’s snub, especially after she tried to reach him on three different occasions after he performed a show.


She, however, pointed out that she is not looking for an apology from the BET winner, saying she’s “cool and not bothered at all”.

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