Strongman, a rapper from Ghana, claimed in a recent interview that his career breakthrough occurred after he left Sarkcess Music, the record company run by well-known performer Sarkodie.
Strongman claims that although he is appreciative of the opportunity and exposure he had while a member of the Sarkcess Music roster, his choice to quit the label marked a turning point in his professional life.
He added that becoming independent has allowed him to fully manage his songs and explore different revenue streams.
“I think when I was about to leave SarkCess was when I started to make money in music. Before SarkCess, I had some money on me which I could use to buy a car but I didn’t and rather spent it on other things. I used some for feeding, promo and lavish living because Sarkcess was a high-rated label,” he said.
Strongman underlined that by being self-sufficient, he was able to optimize his income and make commercial decisions that were in line with his objectives. He was able to work with a wide range of artists, land big sponsorship agreements, perform at high-profile events, and all of these things helped him flourish financially.
Nevertheless, he acknowledged his thanks to Sarkodie, whose guidance had helped him become the skilled rapper he is today.
“After I left, there is no stress in life anymore. I am not saying Sarkodie did not help and I have never said that. If I was in level 1 or form 1 when I was with Sarkcess, my level changed to form two, and you don’t expect me to remain there. The aim was to get to form 3″.
The rapper expressed his gratitude to his fans for their unwavering support throughout his career, saying that it was a key factor in his success. He thanked them for their support and promised to keep making good music and interacting with his audience.
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I Started making money after I left Sarkodie's label – Strongman pic.twitter.com/jgvb6vuHvZ
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