BET Award winner and Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie gathered one of the biggest crowds ever over the weekend when he performed in Canada.
This took place a few days after he picked Best International Act Award (Africa) at the internationally recognized Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards, which came off at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on July 1.
It was Sarkodie’s first time performance in Canada, and it happened inside the Rox Nightclub.
With Ghana’s untouchable disc jockey, DJ Mensa behind the turntables, Sarkodie put up one of his best rap performance.
Music fans could not stop screaming his name while singing along and taking snapshots of him.
The show also featured some local talents from Toronto and New York. Among them were Lighter, GLR, Osagyefo, Kabano, Freeman Nadawo and Shelly X Banks.
Back home, reports said the Vice-Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2012 general elections, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, had congratulated Sarkodie for winning the country’s first ever BET award.
Dr. Bawumia was reportedly speaking to journalists at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) Thursday night before his departure to the United States and Canada for a working visit.
He expressed his delight at the feats chalked by some Ghanaians in recent times, citing Sarkodie’s award and Black Stars midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah’s move to Juventus.
The astute and elated politician was quoted by Joy FM entertainment saying, “I want to congratulate our champions… Sarkodie for his BET award, Kwadwo Asamoah just got transferred to Juventus and congrats on that … we wish all of them well.”
He was positive that there were many more talented Ghanaians who were also going to conquer on the international stage, calling on all to “stand ready to support them, encourage and push them to take Ghana’s name higher on the international stage”.