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I Wanted To Make Sarkodie Big But – Akon Talks About Failed Contract With Sarkodie

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Senegalese-American singer, songwriter, and record producer Akon has opened up on the failed contract he wanted to sign with rapper Sarkodie..





Akon, who had an interview with social media influencer KalyJay in a Twitter space stated that he wanted to sign Sarkodie when he first joined the music industry.


According to Akon, when he reached out to Sarkodie to be under his Konvict Music label, they realized that the rapper was not mentally ready to go to the level they wanted him to go. Akon added that he had huge plans for Sarkodie but he realized he was not ready to be on that level.

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,”

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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