After almost a decade, record label owner and superstar Akon has revealed why he could not sign Ghana’s iconic rapper Sarkodie at the time he was making waves as a newbie in the mainstream.
Many music pundits and laymen have been left in the dark as to why Akon’s deal with King Sark broke down after preliminary contacts were established.
The Konvict Music boss revealed that Sarkodie was more fixated on building his own empire as a local artiste before breaking international frontiers.
He said the Ghanaian rapper was the first person in Africa he wanted to groom him to an international star but that was never to be because of the direction he was moving towards.
He made this known when spoke to Ghana’s Kaly Jay in an interview conducted on Twitter.
In his words, “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.”
“We realized 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 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,”