Sarkodie may have had a rich CV and has earned the right to be named as one of Ghana’s most successful musicians if not the most successful of all time and one of those achievements which really marks him out as the “Highest” is his show of love and support to the young and upcoming artiste and it was not a surprise when he mentioned in his “Advice” song last year that he had to put his “career on hold so the new artiste will also cash some dollars”. However what people really don’t know is the role “King Sark” has played in the musical career of singer and songwriter, Gregory Promise Bortey Newman, popularly known in showbiz as King Promise.
The “CCTV” hitmaker says it was Sarkodie who introduced him to all the big wigs in the music industry. Detailing his journey to the top of Ghana music, King Promise recalled he chanced on Sarkodie on the streets whiles working on a song in a studio. Even after loosing touch with “Obidi” after their first meeting, it was still Sarkodie who after seeing King Promise walking on the street approached him, took him in his car and made clear the path for him on his journey to stardom.
This is just one case of the numerous times Sarkodie has used his influence to help push young and struggling talents into the limelight. He did that when he featured folks on his Trumpet and Biibi Ba records and not forgetting the roles he has played in the “SarkCess” stories of Strongman and Akwaboah thus far.
You may not like him, he wouldn’t be your all time favorite, but take nothing away from the man Sarkodie. Looking at all that he has done and the dues he has payed to Ghanaian music, it is without a doubt that Sarkodie is indeed that musical baobab tree that most upcoming artistes will run to for shade and support.