Rapper Sarkodie says he sold out Apollo Theatre in New York before many African acts during his â€˜History In The Makingâ€™ concerts.
According to him, Ghanaians donâ€™t celebrate and hold on to their memories enough; hence they spend time focusing on the achievements of others â€“ a gesture he describes as daunting to the growth of the music industry.
Speaking in an interview on Daybreak Hitz, the rapper, who recently released his â€˜No Pressureâ€™ album, said he sold out Apollo Theatre before Nigeriaâ€™s Burna Boy in 2015, but Ghanaians donâ€™t hold on to such memories.
â€œWe need to highlight our moment and hold on to it. We do well, but we rather look at other countries. I remember selling out the Apollo Theatre, but BET said the first Afrobeat artiste to do it was Burna Boyâ€¦ So I did it before him,â€ Sarkodie told Andy Dosty.
â€œWhen Beyonce album dropped, a lot of sites said Burna, Wizkid, and the restâ€¦ so checkÂ my tweetâ€¦ I said Shatta Wale and the other great artistesâ€¦ I support my Nigerian artistes, but my top [priority] is my Ghanaian peopleâ€¦ you can grab peopleâ€™s attention easily that way,â€ he said.
According to Sarkodie, Ghanaians should deliberate to highlight their key moments in the music sphere so the world could catch up to them.
Sarkodie sold out the powerhouse show he headlined on August 8 at New Yorkâ€™s Apollo Theater, titled â€˜History in the Makingâ€™ in 2015.
To thank his fans for turning up in their numbers, he released an official video dubbed Sark Nation, which had him rap over the showâ€™s footage.