Rapper Sarkodie has become the unlikely victim of public outrage against Nigerian music by some Ghanaians.
A post on Instagram promoting a new song by Mr P, a member of the defunct P-Square, has triggered a flurry of insults by some angry Ghanaians.
Their anger stems from the cold reception Nigerian fans gave to Ghanaian artistes who performed at a concert to launch Zylofon Media and Menzgold in Nigeria.
The concert at the Eko Hotels witnessed performances from 2Baba (2Face), M.I, Patoranking, Tekno, Ice Prince, YCee among others.
Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Becca, King Promise, Kumi Guitar, Obibini and Joyce Blessing represented Ghana at the event.
While the Nigerian acts received loud cheers and support from the Nigerian patrons at the event, the same could not be said about the Ghanaian contingent. It was as if they had just landed from a different planet to perform at the event.
The outcome of that concert has triggered a mass campaign for ‘support your own’, a call for Ghanaians and artistes to support the country’s music.
Sarkodie’s post that “New 🔥🔥🔥 from minister of enjoyment @peterpsquare 👑 #AfrobeatsOut Now!!!” opened the floodgates of insults with many accusing him of not supporting Ghanaians.
Some angry fans urged him to stop promoting Nigerian artistes and rather channel his energy to pushing local artistes.