Sarkodie vrs Charter House & the Ignorant Grammys Comparison | Has Sarkodie Gotten the Right to Charge 1.2 Billion Cedis for 15 Minutes Performance? | My Submission


First of all, let me mention that I am not much of a Sarkodie fan but I acknowledge and appreciate his hard work, dedication—and his ability to have succeeded in an ‘industry’ fully soaked in weakness.

When it comes to Charter House, I really don’t like big companies or corporations, because they always screw the small guy up—and over the years, I’ve said the lack of competition and the ‘monopolistic’ status of Charter House is somewhat turning them into an industry demi-god. Going against their flowing current means you should expect to be shunned, banned or marginalised—and that is the definition of TYRANNY.

Now that I have made it clear that I do not necessarily admire Charter House or Sarkodie though I respect their success, let’s dispassionately consider the substantive issue which many have missed in their discussion over the recent Sarkodie-Charter House brouhaha…

It all started when Sarkodie took to social media to rant over the violation of his personality right—using his name or image for a commercial purpose without his consent or agreed compensation. This is both a statutory and common law violation, which means, Charter House did not just erred when they did that to Sarkodie (irrespective of their compelling reasons), they also broke the law…

Sarkodie had every right, be it moral or legal to be upset of this considering how hard he has worked without any industry support to obtain his current musical status. His fans see him as some sort of Hiplife god and to be frank, he is—more like Ghana’s version of Kanye West.

For this, insults, rants and blows went the way of Charter House from the fans and even some established Ghanaian artistes. Legally, I supported Sarkodie for the simple fact that, Ghanaians continue to take the piss out of people’s intellectual property rights and personality rights on every scale.

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All the Winners From the Industry Awards Night of the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards + Photos of Efya, Obrafour, Juliet Ibrahim, Reggie Rockstone, Alhaji Sidiku Buari & Others…

Ahead of the 16th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) to be held on April 11, 2015, the VGMA Industry Awards was held last night, April 6, 2015. The event which took place at the Alisa Hotel (Accra) attracted several bigwigs in the music industry, including the former president of the Musicians Union of … Read more