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Sarkodie Was My First Ghanaian Artist To Sign, But He Wasn’t Mentally Ready – Akon

Aliaune Damala Badara is a Senegalese-American singer, composer, record producer, and entrepreneur. Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, has revealed his ambitions for rapper Sarkodie.

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In a recent interview with prominent Twitter Influencer Kalyjay in a Twitter Space, the legendary artist spoke out. He claimed he intended to boost Sarkodie’s profile in the music industry.

Akon revealed to the host that rapper Sarkodie was the first Ghanaian artist he signed to his Konvict Music label, but that Sark was not psychologically prepared at the time.

Sarkodie Was My First Ghanaian Artist To Sign, But He Wasn't Mentally Ready - Akon

Sarkodie was the first artist that we signed out of Ghana,” Akon said.

“We had plans to make him so much bigger but I think at the time his agenda was more focusing on Ghana, which worked for him. And I think that it was a plan that worked,”

“I mean, it’s arguably or arguably not – but I know for sure if had he followed our plan, he would have been a global artist without a doubt.”

“Unfortunately when you have an artist and you can’t control the artists or you can’t control the asset to them, it’s hard for you to do what you need to do with them if you don’t have control over him,”

Akon added: “I don’t know if it was him specifically or the team that he had around him at that time, but it was just very difficult to get certain things done with the communication that we were getting with his team at that time. I always say he is the artist that got away,”

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