Barima Sidney Releases Video For “SIKA DIEE BASAA”

imagesAfter being at a crossroads he finally decides to maintain singing controversial lyrics about social issues especially to the government. He released a song entitled “sika diee basa” ft countryman Songo. He went ahead to say that he would continue to release these songs every month because it serves as wake up call for the vices committed in society. This is his first controversial song for the year and the first of many to come. The song has received massive airplay and the video has been released today. Most times Sidney’s songs don receive airplay on national television because of the controversial lyrics.
Born by a ballet dancer, grandchild of a strong Presbyterian singing band leader, grandson of legendary Kwame Osei: Sidney Kofi Oppong Ofori is a veteran musician who has been in the Ghanaian music industry for seventeen years. He has churned out hit after hit and mostly controversial lyrics. He has a wider audience beyond the shores of Ghana and the African continent as a whole.
The title track of his 2004 album, Scent no, was also controversial as it detested uncleanliness and teased various professions. The song was picked up as a campaign song by the NPP after tangling with the NDC over its rights in the run-up to Ghana’s 2004 election. Scent no was the NPP candidate’s slogan and he (J. A. Kuffour) rode it to victory. He has also done a lot of collaborations for George Oppong Weah for his campaign. Recently was the Ebola campaign song which he did a part in Ghana and the other was done in Liberia and merged together.


Monica Otumfuor

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