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I’m happy to be recognised as one of the best rappers, but let’s not make it a contest- Obrafour

Legendary Ghanaian rapper, Obrafour has stated that he does not want to be called the best rapper because it is not a contest and people have individual talents and opinions.

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This comes a few weeks after DJ Black released his list of top 50 GH emcees of all time. Whilst there was a lot of debate about the list, the one rapper who’s position was undebatable was Obrafour.

However, in an interview with Zion Felix on his ‘Uncut’ show, the “Pae Mu Ka” rapper stated that even though he’s happy that he made the list, he doesn’t deem it necessary.

“I believe every human has their opinion and are allowed to speak it. For me, I am happy my name can be mentioned amongst rappers in this country. It is to the glory of God because the talent he has given me has not gone to waste. But for someone to think Obrafuor is the best is just the mindset of the individual. Someone else can also think I don’t even deserve to be in the top 50”, he said.

“The more important issues that we should be discussing, bread and butter issues are there to be discussed, happenings in life that we can discuss which will be beneficial. So if Obrafuor is at the number one spot that is not the keys to heaven. If you’re the best rapper, do you get the keys to heaven?” he quizzed.

That is not necessary but it does not mean that if someone expresses his opinion, people should rain insults on him. It’s his opinion so express yours too.What matters, however, is that God has gifted us with talents. Every individual has their specialty, every individual has their strength, every individual has their style of writing songs. So if I’m number one, another person is someone else’s number one,” he continued.

He said instead of seeing this as a contest and creating rivalries, musicians should rather unite and praise God for the talent given to them. The most important thing is we unite, this is not a contest, it is a gift God has given. So we should rather give thanks to God. Let us glorify God instead than see ourselves as rivals. I have said I don’t want to do something with my own strength and it is not from God,” he ended.

Obrafour is celebrating 20 years since the release of his maiden album “Pae Mu Ka”.

There is going to be a host of activities to mark the anniversary celebration and will be climaxed with a live concert inside the Accra International Conference Centre on November 9, 2019.

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Zeinatu Issahaku

Zeinatu Erebong Issahaku is a freelance journalist and blogger. She holds a degree in B.A Communication Studies( Journalism) from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

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