I rejected NAM1’s money because I wanted him to invest in the entire music industry — Sarkodie

One of Africa’s most decorated rappers, Michael Owusu Addo, better known as Sarkodie, has revealed why he rejected an offer from Nana Appiah Mensah (NAM 1) to get him signed onto his then Zylophone record label.

NAM 1 reportedly wanted to sign the rapper after signing most popular artists such as Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Wendy Shay, Obinini and others.

According to the rapper, he wanted the business tycoon to rather invest in the entire music industry and not him as an individual.

Speaking in an exclusive interview on Big Vibes, the multiple-award winner asserted he doesn’t blame NAM 1 for targeting him alone, as is usual with businessmen.

“I told NAM 1 I don’t think about myself alone because his interest was more in Sarkodie. I can’t fault him because any businessman will look at people who will be profitable to him.

“For a very long time, I haven’t been about what Sarkodie can do for himself. I really want the Ghanaian industry to survive,” Sarkodie said.

He continued “that is the conversation that I had with NAM 1. So my approach was if the guy gets the bread, we have a lot of artists who are already in the system. We can just package them and push them with full force. If we had money, we would host a big show in America.”


Source: Modern Ghana