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Sarkodie calls on African-Americans to come to Ghana for ‘Year of Return’ with BET Hip Hop Awards-win

Sarkodie was announced winner of BET’s Best International Flow act at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, held in Atlanta, USA on Saturday.

The rapper used his acceptance speech to call on those present to visit Ghana and Africa in general as part of the Year of Return campaign by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

He said “I just want to say thank you to the Almighty God. To family, this one is for my lil girl Titi…. I think Africa has always had it and it is about that time. This year is the Year of Return and I will urge each and every one of you here to take a trip back home.”

Nominees in the category included Nigerian rapper; Falz the Bad Guy, Ghetts from the United Kingdom, Kalash from France, Female rapper; Little Simz from the UK, South African hip pop prodigy; Nasty C, and Tory Lanez of Canada.

Year of Return commemoration is marking 400 years since the first enslaved Africans, mostly Ghanaian arrived in Jamestown Virginia as part of the transatlantic slave trade.

For the full lineup of activities for the Year of Return check:

 

 

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