People are angry (like literally really actually real-life angry) that Sarkodie is offering to pay creatives in “Exposure” Ghana Cedis, rather than in actual Ghana Cedis. The entire fracas begun when Sarkodie put out this post, calling on creatives to submit their designs, if they were interested in their art being used in a music video for free.
Be part of my new video … Come promo your Art 👌🏾 pic.twitter.com/OE5NDB8IyY
— HIGHEST ➕ (@sarkodie) January 24, 2017
And then it began…
Sarkodie say e be for exposure? Make he call Kabutey, we all want see am.
— Kofi Wiredu™ (@Wiredu_) January 24, 2017
The creatives started speaking up…
See this industry eh lol at a point you will do things for them for free or almost free saaa in the name of "I love what I do " ….
— "Bad&Boujee" (@me4evame) January 24, 2017
But Sarknation lawyers came through for him
Others understood the need for Vitamin D
Somebody stand sun inside shoot video for 3 days, which exposure he need again?
— ⭐️ (@kuuku_) January 24, 2017
those who have seen this happen before started giving expert analysis
By now some squad has started rehearsals sef.
— Vandertunt (@_NitaV) January 24, 2017
and along came pro-domestication. Dan Lartey will be so proud
So when Sarkodie shoots videos in SA and other locations do the people also come for free exposure?
Or its just here?
— ✌🏾 (@Minou__) January 24, 2017
The philosophers were not to be left out
I mean, if you're good enough to be put in a video, why don't you think you're good enough to be paid to be there?
— Player 1 (@The1TheyCall_E) January 24, 2017
And along came the poets. Pidgin imagery for daysssss
So the Labadi guys dem dey swallow fire for Adane Best ihn videos ibi exposure,like make them turn stunt men for Khalesi ihn dragons
— Osmosis Jones (@kaymaafo) January 24, 2017
“But Sarkodie, i think it’s just funny how..”
Sarkodie say ghetto youth no dey save wey he want extort them add
— Keyser Söze (@slojoe_) January 24, 2017
Clearly, “Corolla S by this time” didn’t sit well with many people
Exposure bɛn na ɛkyɛn Music Music Crazy Dance section no? That one sef they give participants t-shirt and mosquito coil.
— Gyebi IV (@Koo_The_Boy) January 24, 2017
lmao don't let Twitter gas you to turning down opportunities that's gonna shine a light on your talent. you need that light.
— Young Yehowa (@deezydothis) January 24, 2017