The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has expressed shock over reports that he is backing rapper M.anifest in his beef with Sarkodie.
Reports on social media and some blogs indicate that General Mosquito as Asiedu Nketia is known and called has described the beef as Tom and Jerry cartoon fight.
According to the report, the NDC scribe explained that “M.anifest the son of astute lawyer Tsatau Tsikata is as intelligent as his father, no two ways about it, the gentleman is an intellectual, more than a mere rapper among his peers and there is no way Opana who only brags can compare himself to him even the deaf and dumb knows that”.
“The blind does not need to look into a mirror to confirm he is blind,” he is quoted as saying.
Reacting to this on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Programme Wednesday, the politician denied ever making any comment about Sarkodie or M.anifest.
“What is called M.anifest…I don’t know anyone by name Manifest and I don’t know anyone by name Sarkodie too…I don’t know them…is it the manifest they look on to write people’s names for them to board planes or what..?” he responded sarcastically to the question of whether indeed he said those things about Sarkodie.
A manifest is a document listing a ship\’s contents, cargo, passengers, and crew, for the use of customs officers. It includes a list of passengers or cargo in an aircraft.
The NDC scribe further said that he had no idea why people would want to claim he is a lover of rap music when clearly he is not a fan of hiplife genre of music.
He claimed he has never been interested in rap music because he hardly hears and understands the lyrics in them.
“Have I not been telling you the kinds of music I like, I love Adowa and Yaa Asantewaa kind of music…the songs by Ampofo Adjei, Konadu and even Reggae…if you want to know my friends then they are Naa Konadu whose funeral I even attended, Adofo and Amakye Dede…,” he said.
According to Asiedu Nketia, he became their promoter at a point in time when he was finding things difficult in life.