Rapper Sarkodie says he is not worried about claims that his success is as a result of he being a member of the secret group, the Illuminati.
He, however thinks it “is a good situation to be in” when people assume there is more to his success than just his talent.
“That was the only reason why I did the song. But personally, I don’t care. I think it is a good situation to be in when people feel like there is something more than just talent that can make you who you are,” explained Sarkodie to Akosua Konadu, host of Talk show ‘The Hard Truth.’
“I take it in a positive way…For people to make that comparison then it should tell you where you are. I am worried more about people who care about me, not what is said about me…I am more worried about family members who broke down over the Illuminati tag and it got to them.”
In 2013, he released a song titled ‘Illuminati‘ aimed at dispelling rumours making the rounds that he was a part of the secret society.
The visuals of the song was shot in Dubai by Phamous Philms. It had the phrase “Don’t judge a man negatively by his success; we all have 24 hours in day” written at the end.
He called out people who had nothing to say about him when he was yet to achieve mainstream acclaim but suddenly have a lot to say.
The rapper wondered why people swear he is a member of the secret society when he openly praises God, and was raised in a christian home.
The Illuminati is a name given to several groups, both real and fictitious. Historically, the name usually refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on 1 May 1776. The society’s goals were to oppose superstition, obscurantism, religious influence over public life, and abuses of state power.