The move, according to social media sources, was fueled by rapper Sarkodie’s speech at this year’s BET where he urged the African Americans community in the United States of America to take a trip to Ghana after winning the Best International Flow category.
In his acceptance speech, Sarkodie dedicated the award to his daughter, Adalyn Owusu Addo (Titi), and also used the moment to urge the world to visit Ghana as part of the Year of Return celebrations being championed by Ghana’s Ministry of Tourism.
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,” he said after receiving his award.
Many people believe it’s that speech at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Georgia, which has intrigued Chance The Rapper to take the step to visit African soil, especially as he added the hashtag “#HipHopAwards” to cement the fact.
His tweet read, ” YEAR OF THE RETURN #GHANA #HipHopAwards19“