Sarkodie: Dr UN Drops Biting Remarks About Rapper's Stunted Career, Calls Him 'A Twi Artiste"

Sarkodie: Dr UN Drops Biting Remarks About Rapper's Stunted Career, Calls Him 'A Twi Artiste"

  • Renowned socialite DR UN has criticised Sarkodie, saying the rapper has a stunted career
  • The socialite established that Sarkodie's strides locally cannot make him eligible for a Grammy award
  • Dr UN's biting remarks have caused a stir online as fans thronged the comments section to share their thoughts
  • spoke to entertainment analyst, Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh about Dr UN's review of Sarkodie's career

Ghanaian musician Sarkodie was the first African rapper to receive BET's Best International Flow award.

From his first single, Baby, in 2009 to his latest project, Championship, the 38-year-old rapper has amassed over a hundred awards locally and abroad.

Despite his high-striding career spanning nearly three decades, the rapper constantly faces criticisms from some Ghanaians, including Dr UN, who consider him to be underachieved because of his Grammy snub over the years.

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Dr UN and Sarkodie Photo source: X/AfricaFactsZone
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Dr UN criticises Sarkodie

Dr UN gained significant traction after he fooled numerous Ghanaian celebrities, including Sarkodie, who thought he was a high-class diplomat with the United Nations.

In a recent interview, Dr UN called Sarkodie a Twi artiste, establishing that his inability to use a globally acknowledged dialect in his songs is the cause of his stunted worldwide success and failure to win a Grammy award.

"Dr UN is a PHD holder. I've crossed many borders and worked with many international organisations. Sarkodie has not reached. He is only a Twi artiste,” he said.

Speaking to in an exclusive chat, entertainment analyst, Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh shared his thoughts on Dr UN's unfortunate remarks saying,

"The Grammys isn’t a yardstick for success and Sarkodie probably never winning one, isn’t an issue. Yes, Sarkodie raps in twi and can be described as a twi rapper but his success especially using his local dialect is commendable and I believe thoughts like these from Dr UN shouldn’t be taken with seriousness."

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Ghanaians react to video of Dr UN's criticising Sarkodie gathered a few comments from fans in reaction to Dr UN's message to Sarkodie.

@SolomonAbugah said:

Sarkodie never had Grammy but he got BET, talk about that to, just be positive a little.

@styles_jp8 wrote:

Not local ooo international PHD holder hold their necks my boss

@Khojo_HazardCR7 commented:

Literally the only person sarkodie cannot touch in this country because he got receipts

@BAIDENGH remarked:

Until Sark return the Ghc50 alumi bottle, Dr UN go press en neck whenever he get the opportunity

Efya hails Sarkodie for changing her career

Earlier, reported that Ghanaian singer Jane Awindor, popularly known as Efya, had opened up about her relationship with rapper Sarkodie and his influence on her music career.

Speaking to DJ Slim, Efya revealed that Sarkodie advised her to prepare for competition and criticism when you rise to the top of the music industry.

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Peter Ansah (Entertainment Editor) Ansah Peter is an entertainment editor at He studied Development Planning at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, graduating in 2018. His professional career in entertainment journalism dates eight years back as a showbiz and arts blogger for the now-defunct, continuing to Muse Media Networks, acting as the editorial manager for the network's flagship multimedia platforms. He has also managed several PR roles with top clients, including Afro Nation Ghana and Morgan Heritage. You can reach him at