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Sarkodie's 'Gboza' Is a Celebration of Triumph After a Hustle

Sarkodie continues to impress with "Gboza," a new single that shows just how dexterous his delivery is.

Sarkodie’s new video for “Gboza,” directed by Prince Dovlo, comes after the sweetness that was “Pain Killer,” alongside Runtown.


“Gboza” is a praise-word and the song is a celebration of triumph after a hustle. To illustrate this, Sarkodie has weaved many different tales around the word.

While Sarkodie does not appear in the video, in his place are the funny-man antics of Samuel Yaw Dabo, the Ghanaian comic actor.

What continues to impress, and also puts Sarkodie among the finest rappers on the continent, is just how dexterous his delivery is.

Double and triple time flows and breath control are some of the chief reasons why Kendrick Lamar is a G.O.A.T. to many of his excited fans.

Sarkodie has both attributes in abundance, and what’s more, he’s doing it all in Twi. Gboza!

Sabo Kpade is an Associate Writer with Spread The Word. His short story Chibok was shortlisted for the London Short Story Prize 2015. His first play, Have Mercy on Liverpool Street was longlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award. He lives in London. You can reach him at sabo.kpade@gmail.com

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