Nigerian Rappers Missing As Sarkodie Makes BET Hiphop Awards Cypher 2012

Michael Owusu Addo better known as Sarkodie, is no new comer to the rap game  especially in his native country, Ghana. Having won the BET ‘Best African Act’ award with Nigeria’s Wizkid in July 2012, the rapper has added another feather to his cap as he has been named in the 2012 edition of the acclaimed BET Awards.

Sarkodie is profiled alongside other 42 US based rappers including rap heads like Snoop Lion, DMX, T.I, and Talib Kweli. Others include Eve, Xzibit, E40 and Wu-tang impressario, RZA.  In this regards, Sarkodie is the only African act that makes the cut. Whatever happened to Nigerian rappers?

The cypher was aired at the BET Hiphop Awards show which took place on Saturday night September 29, 2012 in Atlanta. Sarkodie featured in the cypher hosted by legendary DJ Premiere.

In 2010, Sarkodie featured in the international version of the Cypher  along with D-Black, Kwaku-T, Ayigbe Edem, BabyG, Tinny and Reggie Rockstone.

In 2011, the BET Cypher hosted its international version in Nigeria which featured heavyweights like Modenine, MI, Naeto C, Ice Prince, Sinzu, X.O Senavoe, Sasha P, Eva, Muna, Blaise and Zee.

Sarkodie is signed to the African subsidiary of Akon’s Konvict Music music label.

-Nigerian Entertainment Today


  1. Lol, we dont have rappers in Naija, let them learn from the Godfathers, Snoop, jay z, kanye. Them wan dey do commercial, they are not different from terry g the mad man

  2. I missed Da Grin a lot. He has said it; if u want τ̅☺ do rap, do rap. If U̶̲̥̅̊ want τ̅☺ do reggae, do it. If U̶̲̥̅̊ want τ̅☺ do fuji, do it. But why madness everyday. Other rappers are just there for nothing, doing madness. El Dee, we don’t even know if he is still a rapper. Ice Prince, him G̲̣̣̣̥ō D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣ rap untop commercial/dancehall beat, is that hip hop? Naeto C, the same thing 5&6, I gentle, 10 over 10. These songz are not hip hop for crying out loud. They should not even Ơ̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴̴͡ themselves as rappers or hip hop artiste. I still respect Mode Nine, M.I, Vector Other fake MC’s should please switch τ̅☺ juju or do rap the way it should be done. We are tired of rap on dancehall beat U̶̲̥̅̊ all need τ̅☺ listen τ̅☺ Da Grin and learn from the legend I love U̶̲̥̅̊ all, but let’s do it the proper way *winks,

  3. sarkodie.. U hav realy made us proud.. Though Gh has a small population, we are trynin tru all means to let d world no size doesnt really count but perfection. Keep up d gud work


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