Wife of award-winning Ghanaian prolific rapper Sarkodie identified as Tracy Sarkcess has jumped to the defense of his husband as to why upon all his success in the movie industry, he is yet-to get signed onto an international record label.
Sarkodie would in a few days drop his 6th studio album titled Black Love and as the hype surrounding the album release heightens a tweep on social media took to his handle to question why Sark is not signed on an international label like his Nigerian colleagues.
The tweep with the username @shawnnybills posted: “The only thing we for tell @sarkodie to do is to let international label to distribute his works for the international market, like what Island records did to party and bullshit, Sony/dice did to Highest album. We for enter that market,”.
But Sarkodie’s wife after coming in contact with the tweet decided to let the tweep know that it’s not a better idea for an artiste to get signed onto an international record label.
In a series of tweet, Tracy decided to address the issues as a defense to his husband’s failure to sign unto an international record.
“So you got ask yourself, is it worth it to be paid off a lump sum of money at once and then the label “eats” from your work for eternity or do it yourself and actually earn from your shows and streams in for the rest of your life?” she asked.
She continued: “All the big artists you see are paid off for their work which is good… but what is 1 million or even 10million dollars worth in 10yrs? Simple math… A million for a yr is ca. 83k a month and a 10mill in 10yrs is a million a year… what shows you can’t even that money &…”
“That’s why you see a lot of artists still become broke after having so much success later on in life. Someone who owned 100mill can still be broke with all his/her business, how much more someone who is paid off,” she added.
She further asked Ghanaians to appreciate artists who run their own affairs and still remain consistent
“So please guys let’s big up a lot of our Ghanaian artistes because they are doing this alone with mostly no help but just pure talent. Hardly anyone invests in them although we got so many rich ppl in this country and no industry structure!”