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President Mahama drops Sarkodie, Shatta Wale from his playlist

President John Mahama has disclosed that 2015 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Award, Stonebwoy, winner is one of his favourite musicians currently in the country.

The president, who says he loves Ghanaian music and movies, says he listens to Stonebwoy’s music and he is fond of two particlaur songs, ‘Shikina’ and ‘Baafira’.

John Mahama made the revelation during an interview on Uniiq FM Wednesday as part of activities to mark Wolrd Youth Day.

Stonebwoy, who was adjudged Artiste of the Year at the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, was on a list of Ghanaian musicians, mostly old school artistes, the president confessed to listening to.

Artistes who made it onto the president’s favourite list include Gyadu Blay-Ambolley, Shasha Marley and Kojo Antwi.

“I like a lot of the old artistes, of course Kojo Antwi continues to be my favourite. I like Gyedu Blay-Ambolley, KK Kabobo. I like the young ones too, I listen to some of the old ones like Shasha Marley, Wutah, VIP. But recently I listened to Stonebwoy, I think he’s got a good hit with Shikina and Baafira, that’s also a good one. I like Ghanaian music so I listen to most of our artistes,” the resident said.

Conspicuously missing are two of the country’s biggest acts, Sarkodie and Shatta Wale.

It’s unclear if Sarkodie’s recent songs calling on President Mahama to solve some of the challenges facing the country has caused him to lose interest in his music.

For some time now, Sarkodie has released songs such as ‘The Masses’, ‘Inflation’, and ‘Dumsor’, with a common theme – challenges facing the country.

He did a song for the May 16 #dumsormuststop vigil in Accra.

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