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‘I Did It First, Not Burna Boy’- Sarkodie Sets The Record Straight

Sarkodie has clarified that he was actually the first African act to fill the Apollo Theatre to its capacity and not Burna Boy as the erroneous narrative which is even found on esstemed websites stipulates.

Africa’s most decorated rapper mentioned that Ghanaians have chalked great milestones in the music circles before their counterparts from Nigeria replicated it but the Nigerians always take the credit because of our lackadaisical approach to pertinent issues like this.

Sarkodie revealed this during an interaction with ace Ghanaian DJ and radio personality Andy Dosty on Hitz FM on August 3.

The Apollo Theater is a music hall located at 253 West 125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (Seventh Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (Eighth Avenue) in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City.

It is a noted venue for African-American performers, and is the home of Showtime at the Apollo, a nationally syndicated television variety show which showcased new talent, from 1987 to 2008, encompassing 1,093 episodes; the show was rebooted in 2018 (Wikipedia).

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