Since the genesis of the “Sarkodie-Krobo Youth-Jennifer Lomotey lyrics” contretemps, followed by the threat of a legal action against him, the decorated rapper has remained silent over it.
However, legal representatives of the BET Awards 2012 winner Sarkodie, real name Michael Owusu Addo has officially reacted to a Krobo advocacy and heritage association known as Kloma Hengme Association‘s intention to sue the rapper.
According to a statement exclusively made available to nydjlive.com, lawyers for the embattled rapper has acknowledged receipt of a notice of intention from the association to sue their client Sarkodie.
According to the legal team, a due legal process shall be followed and the body shall not comment on the matter until further notice.
Read the full statement below:
“The attention of Management of Ghanaian hip hop artiste Michael Owusu Addo “Sarkodie”, has been drawn to a letter from legal representatives of Kloma Hengme Association which gives Notice of intention to sue in relation to a recently released song ‘Jennifer Lomotey’, by Kurl Songs which featured Sarkodie and produced by David Kojo Kyei (aka Kaywa).
A copy of the said letter has been referred to Lawyers for Sarkodie, for due legal process to be followed. In the meantime, Management will refrain from commenting on the matter.”
LYRICS: Kurl Songx – Jennifer Lomotey ft. Sarkodie
Sarkodie called for the fury of the association after he employed two tribally-sensitive metrical lines in the second verse of Kurl Songx‘s “Jennifer Lomotey” song – eventually, it was condemned by Krobos and some entertainment critics.
Krobonii baa papa a ahweneɛ da ne sisi
Komfo Anokye de adwaman abɔ no dua
In these metrical lines, he made reference to a myth by legendary fetish priest Okomfo Anokye which suggests he cursed women of the Krobo tribe with promiscuity.