Why Sarkodie wears shades on stage
5/24/2012 9:30:14 PM -
Has it ever crossed anyone’s mind why Ghana’s fastest rapper, Sarkodie, wears shades over his eyes any time he’s on stage? Well, the 2012 Ghana Music Awards Artiste of the Year says he wears them to hide something - tears.
“ Whenever I’m on stage and the crowd yells my name ecstatically during my performance, I often get emotional and I shed tears”, the Obidiponbidi rapper revealed to Showbiz.
“I get emotional because my audience always remind me of where I’ve come from. I have always wanted to be big and even though the journey has not been easy, I have made it and I now I can confidently say I am one of the biggest artistes in Ghana, thanks to God, and thanks to my fans. I have promised not to let my fans down but to always give them the best in me”, Sarkodie said.
Coincidentally, Sarkodie is not the first successful Ghanaian artiste who has confessed that he gets emotional on stage to the point of shedding tears. Highlife maestro Amakye Dede told Showbiz a couple of years ago that many times he has been so overwhelmed by the response he receives during performances that he has had to turn his back to the audience to hide his tears.
For Sarkodie, his greatest and perhaps most tearful event was his Rapperholic Live In Concert held last year. He said that it was the huge turnout at that concert that he realised that his long time dream of becoming a big artiste in Ghana had been fulfilled.
Born Michael Owusu Addo, the former student of IPMC says his inspiration for writing songs comes from daily live situations. “I coin my lyrics from everyday situations. I don’t really rack my brains looking for lyrics for my music; it comes naturally when I look at issues happening around the country.
Asked how he can maintain his style so that he doesn’t fade away so quickly, he said God knows best the life span of musicians, “I can’t say I will be on top forever because if God says you have a year or two to do music, there is nothing you can do.
Sarkodie who rose to fame three years ago has two albums to his credit Ma Kye and Rapperholic and has hit songs like You go kill me, Dangerous, Mensei da and I’m In Love with you feat. Efya.
He has also worked with the likes of Castro, D’cryme, Appietus, D.Black, Kwabena Kwabena, Raquel, Efya, Sherifa Gunu, E.L, Scientific, Okyeame Kwame, R2 Bees among others.
Sarkodie would rather keep his love life a secret from the public domain but says he is grateful to his fans for supporting him this far.