At the beginning of his career, Sarkodie signed with Akon’s Konvict Music label about a decade ago, but the deal never saw the light of day. Sarkodie is now considered one of the best artists in the world.
DJ Black questioned Akon about the arrangement during a conversation on the #KalyJaySpace social media platform.
In his statement, Akon revealed that he did sign Sarkodie to his label, but that the entire movement failed to materialize because Sarkodie was not ready to move in the direction that they wanted him to go. Akon has remarked that dealing with African musicians is difficult since you cannot exert authority over them, and the only thing that might possibly exist between the two entities is a piece of paper (the contract) (the contract).
Still speaking about Sarkodie, Akon claimed that he had ambitions to make Sark a global musician, but that Sark’s priorities were more focused on his native Ghana.
Akon also said that he did everything he could in the United States to make it easier for Sarkodie to break through on the international stage, but that Sark’s demeanor caused them to take a backward step.
According to Akon, “I wasn’t sure if it was him specifically, or the team or the organization he was with,” when asked about their arrangement with Sarkodie and why their plans for him were unable to move forward.
Akon went on to claim that if Sarkodie had followed their ideas, he would have become a global artist, but Sarkodie wasn’t mentally prepared at the time of his death. He concluded by commending Sark on his dedication to winning a BET Award..