Rapper Sarkodie is no doubt one of the biggest brands in the entertainment industry here in Ghana and also one of the celebrities with huge social media followings across all his social media pages.
A fast check on Sarkodie‘s Wikipedia shows that the page has been well structured and written and covers every aspect of Sarkodie’s career since hitting the mainstream limelight with his debut hit single, “Babe” featuring Mugeez of R2Bees off his “Maakye” album.
The page which shows the artiste’s legal name, date of birth, personal life, initiatives and campaigns, endorsements, song releases, collaborations, and tours have all been captured on his Wikipedia page. In fact, there are even separate Wikipedia pages for all the awards he has received so far in his career and pages for three of his albums; “Sarkology”, “Mary” and “Highest”.
Well, from what we are gathering the Sarkcess music boss is likely to get his Wikipedia page deleted due to what Wikipedia says is Violation of its policies.
According to Wikipedia, the celebrated rapper paid/bribed people to write good things about his brand on the search engine and as such needs to delete the page.
Wikipedia has boldly tagged his page with a message regarding the violation.
Wikipedia by its violation means the page in question faces a cleanup or even permanent deletion.
It’s now up to Sarkodie and his management team or the contributors to prove to Wikipedia that he didn’t influence his page writers.
The page is already up for a cleanup and a probable deletion. This means the contributors have the chance to delete any text that looks like an ‘advertisement’ or ‘promotional’.
According to Wikipedia Deletion Policy, one of the reasons for deletion is “advertising or other spam without any relevant or encyclopedic content (but not an article about an advertising-related subject).”
If Sarkodie doesn’t act early, he faces the consequence, which in turn will affect his online presence or brand.
Every Wikipedia page about history makers like Sarkodie is very important because the future doesn’t look good for libraries. Online is the future so it’s important to keep the page updated frequently by his team. It should be updated with every relevant event and trusted news sources.