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Akon shares the story of signing Sarkodie, one of Ghana’s biggest talents

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Senegalese-born international music star Akon has disclosed that his record label, Konvict Music signed Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie known in real life as Michael Owusu Addo.

But, according to him, the partnership was unsuccessful since things were different in African music at the time and the artiste (Sarkodie) wanted to go in another direction.

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“Sarkodie was the first artist that we signed out of Ghana,” Akon said on #PulsexKalyJaySpace, a Twitter Space by Ghanaian influencer Kaly Jay and Pulse Ghana.

, Akon shares the story of signing Sarkodie, one of Ghana’s biggest talents, Frederick Nuetei

“My brother, Babs actually was dealing with him on a day to day basis, but at the time it was one of those situations where when you signed African artists, you really didn’t have full control over them.”

Akon noted that because they didn’t have full control of Sarkodie’s activities, they couldn’t connect with him very well.

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“It was a piece of paper so it would be up to the artist to say okay, we have a contract. Let’s honour it,” he added.

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The ‘Lonely’ hitmaker disclosed that his team had plans to make Sarkie bigger and he could have been a global artiste then had he followed the plan – admiting this is an arguable statement.

“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,” Akon continued his narration on #PulsexKalyJaySpace.

“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.”

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Akon added that when they realised they couldn’t work with Sarkodie, it didn’t stop them from linking him to the right people so that he could still become the star they wanted him (Sarkodie) to be.

, Akon shares the story of signing Sarkodie, one of Ghana’s biggest talents, Frederick Nuetei

“We realised that we really couldn’t work with him yet because he just wasn’t mentally ready to go on that level. We just allowed him to continue moving the way he was moving.

“Unfortunately when you have an artiste 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.

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“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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Sarkodie is on of the big music talents on the African continent with his projects going beyong Africa. His works include his latest ‘No Pressure’ album, ‘Black Love’ album, ‘Highest’ album, ‘Mary’ album, ‘Sarkology’ and ‘Pride’ albums. He has featured a host of musicians accross the globe.

Credit: pulse.com.gh

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Frederick Nuetei Nortey known professionally as Frederick Nortey is a Ghanaian Celebrity Blogger and publicist.He founded fredericknuetei.com an entertainment website and blog that primarily publishes news about Ghanaian Celebrities.

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Amerado finally releases Obiaa Boa

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5 times VGMA nominee and Ghana’s best rapper Amerado is once again exhibiting his lyrical prowess in his new rap song titled ‘Obiaa Boa”.

Obiaa Boa, a Twi phrase directly translated as “Everyone is lying” is a full rap song in which the artiste sends information to every other rapper who claims he Amerado does not deserve the title.

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Amerado is also known to be one of the few rappers in Ghana who blends the indigenous culture in this rap and the Bra Shizzle-directed video was not an exception.

We credit Izjoe Beatz and Apya GH for the audio production.

AUDIO: https://yve.fanlink.to/ObiaaBoa

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Apple Music announces Kwesi Arthur as the featured artist for this month’s Rap Life Africa

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This Week’s episode features new music from Kwesi Arthur, all the breaking hip hop news and the hottest tracks of the week from around Africa!

Tune in to Rap Life Africa With Ebro and LootLove on Apple Music 1.

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Apple Music’s Rap Life Africa radio, presented by hip hop aficionado, Ebro Darden and SA TV presenter and radio personality, LootLove will feature one of Ghana’s foremost rap talents, Kwesi Arthur, on this week’s episode.

Ebro and Loot will chat about Kwesi Arthur’s new track “Drama” feat. Big Homie Flee, which is now available to stream on Apple Music.

Rap Life Africa radio will also feature tracks from A-Reece (“Red Dragon” feat. 25K & Jay Jody) and Okmalumkoolkat (“Spova The Genge Superior”).

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“For the people who talk reckless behind our backs but smile in our faces. This is basically me saying don’t take my kindness for weakness,” Kwesi tells Apple Music about “Drama”.

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A-Reece’s “Red Dragon” pays homage to Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin’” and features rising SA hip hop talent 25K and Jay Jody. Similarly, Okmalumkoolkat’s “Spova The Genge” pays homages to the OGs who introduced him to fashion and influenced his style choices while he was growing up in Umlazi in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Rap Life Africa will serve as a companion to Apple Music’s flagship hip hop playlist, Rap Life. Listen to the playlist here.

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About Apple Music

Apple loves music. Apple revolutionized the music experience with iPod and iTunes. Today, Apple Music celebrates musicians, songwriters, producers, and fans with a catalog of over 90 million songs, expertly curated playlists, and the best artist interviews, conversations, and global premieres with the award-winning Apple Music Radio. With original content from the most respected and beloved people in music, autoplay, time-sync lyrics, Lossless Audio, and immersive sound powered by Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos, Apple Music offers the world’s best listening experience, helping listeners discover new music and enjoy their favorites while empowering the global artist community. Apple Music is available in over 165 countries and regions on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, HomePod mini, CarPlay, and online at music.apple.com, plus popular smart speakers, smart TVs, and Android and Windows devices. Apple Music is ad-free and never shares consumer data with third parties. More information is available atapple.com/apple-music.

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