Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie is the first African artist to ever be signed to Akon’s Konvict Music Africa label.

The signing was made official at a press conference in Ghana on Saturday, February 6, according to Aside from Sarkodie, Konvict International president Babs was present at the conference to answer any questions.

As a popular “Hiplife” artist in the West African country, Sarkodie is known as one of the fastest rappers in Ghana. Hiplife is a genre of music that combines Ghana’s Highlife music with Hip Hop.

Currently, Sarkodie is at work on his sophomore album entitled Rapaholic. However, there is no word yet on if the album will be released through Konvict Music Africa.

Konvict Music Africa hopes to sign more artists from Africa to its label.

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