Dr. Ebenezer Ayesu, a senior research fellow at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon has advised Kloma Hengme, a Krobo Youth group to withdraw its court decision against Sarkodie and Kurl Songx over words they describe as offensive in the ‘Jennifer Lomotey’ song against Krobo women.
“I’ll rather tell leaders of Krobo Youth to calm down and rescind their court decision against Sarkodie. It’s their right to go to court if they think their reputation has been dented but I’m pleading with them to rather sit down with him to resolve it amicably,” Dr. Ayesu said.
In an interview on Kasapa Entertainment with Kojo Preko Dankwa on Kasapa 102.5Fm, Dr. Ayesu added that Krobos should name Sarkodie as their Ambassador to positively project them.
“If I had the opportunity to talk to the leaders of the Krobo Youth Group, I’ll tell them to consider using the musician (Sarkodie) as an Ambassador,” Dr. Ayesu told Kojo Preko Dankwa.
The Lecturer mentioned ‘Tuabodom’ as similar issue which happened years ago yet it promoted the town in a positive manner.
According to Dr. Ebenezer Ayesu, the words being described as offensive in the ‘Jennifer Lomotey’ song by Sarkodie is a myth.
Commenting on the song, he said Sarkodie singled out one Krobo lady but unfortunately he has been taken out of context by section of the public who claimed he did mention Krobos.
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Sarkodie, Kurl Songx, have been served with notice of intention to sue by Kloma Hengme, a Krobo Youth group for using words they discribe as offensive in the ‘Jennifer Lomotey’ song against Krobo women.
The letter sighted by Kasapafmonline.com is signed by their lawyer Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua (Dr) Solicitor and Barrister-at-Law, was presented to David Kojo Kyei aka Kaywa, the manager of the artiste on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.
The letter comes after an earlier press statement, where they demanded that the song be edited to remove the section they found to be derogatory to the women of Krobo.
The lead counsel of the youth group gave the artiste and his management one week to act on their list of demands or face legal action.
Among these demands include the removal of the lyrics the group found offensive or ban the song completely; a written letter of apology to the Chief and people of the Krobo Traditional Area for using defamatory words against them as well as issuing a full statement pledging to never repeat such actions again.
They demanded a compensation of GHC 2,000,000 to the people of Krobo for tarnishing their name.