On Sunday, October 6, 2019, Sarkodie became the first Ghanaian and African musician to win the maiden “Best International Flow” at the 2019 BET Hip-hop Awards.

The ceremony held at the Cobb Energy Centre in Atlanta, GA, U.S.A saw the rapper beat off stiff competition from other top international rappers like Falz (Nigeria), Kalash (France), Nasty C (South Africa) and Tory Lanez (Canada) to claim the prestigious trophy.

This is not his first BET trophy: he won his first award at the 2012 BET Awards ceremony.

However, he isn’t the first contemporary Ghanaian to receive prestigious international recognition for his compositions. There are numerous.


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