Sarkodie’s “Otan” Music Video Echoes Themes of Faith and Defiance

Sarkodie Otan
Sarkodie Otan Youtube Snapshot

Ghanaian rap icon Sarkodie is out with the official release of the music video for his chart-topping single, “Otan.” This compelling track, which has garnered over 15 million plays across digital streaming platforms in just two months, has captivated audiences with its impactful message and unwavering spirit. Directed in black and white by Gene Adu, the music video serves as a visually captivating accompaniment to the powerful themes and lyrical depth of “Otan.”

Translating from the Twi dialect as “hatred,” “Otan” takes listeners on a poignant journey, delving into the theme of false friends and the hidden agendas that people may harbor. Sarkodie fearlessly reflects on his personal journey, acknowledging the surprising revelations of those he once considered friends turning out to be harboring feelings of animosity. However, amidst these revelations, Sarkodie resolutely emphasizes that he is a product of God’s grace, remaining steadfast and undeterred by negativity.

Sarkodie Otan Youtube Snapshot
Sarkodie otan youtube snapshot

At the heart of “Otan” lies a powerful declaration of faith and determination, encapsulated in the rousing chorus: “Let your angels cover me every day, cover me every night. Na otan hunu no adoso. I am at the top and I keep on winning, higher we go, highest we go dey.” This resolute declaration serves as a rallying cry, inspiring resilience and unwavering determination in the face of adversity.

“Otan” transcends the label of a mere song, evolving into a resounding statement of defiance and a beacon of hope. Sarkodie’s unyielding message of perseverance and faith resonates as an inspiration to anyone confronting challenges and obstacles in their lives. Through “Otan,” Sarkodie reminds us that with unwavering faith, unyielding perseverance, and a positive mindset, we possess the strength to overcome any adversity and achieve our goals.

Watch the official music video below

Osafo Daniel
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