GTP drops idea of court action against Sarkodie over "Kanta"


Marketing Director of GTP, Rev. Stephen Badu, has revealed that his outfit is not ready to sue the award winning Ghanaian artist, Sarkodie, contrary to the news that was circulating which suggested that GTP has sued that latter for bringing the brand into total disrepute.

According to him, “we are not taking Sarkodie to court. In fact, GTP has not said anywhere that we are taking him to court. I read some headlines online and I was really surprised”.

Rev. Stephen Badu made this revelation when speaking on Amansan Television (ATV) flagship programme christened ‘Sika Sem’ to wit Money Matters, hosted by Eric Acquah.

Rev. Stephen Badu further explained that “those stories are not true. When the issue came up , I told my assistant that let’s give Sarkodie and his team three days and if after the grace period we don’t hear from them, then we know that he did that deliberately”.

He added that “In fact, I went through all of the ‘Kanta’ lyrics and I listened to the whole track as well and I then realized that he did the song out of anger; in the heat of the moment. I saw it as he wasn’t necessarily dissing GTP as such so we are not taking him to court.’

He noted that inasmuch as they are not suing Sarkodie, their initial reaction towards that line wasn’t a positive one.

“Honestly, we were not happy when we heard of that but we have accepted the apology from his lawyer so for us, that settles it,” he stated.

He added “I like Sarkodie a lot, I’m his fan so in the beginning when I heard it I was like oh! So is it my favorite person who has done this?’ But the apology from this lawyer settles it”.

‘…I heard him apologise on one of the Accra based radio stations and that settles it. The apology from his lawyer is very genuine, I wish one of these days he comes to our office for yards of our cloth but then he shouldn’t use it to sew ‘Kaba’. He should use it for a shirt,” he said.

Source: Ghana/