If a tweet by Pharuk Jbreal, the artiste behind ‘Pressure” a song that is quickly becoming a street anthem in Ghana is anything to go by, then indeed Sarkodie had been through a lot before he hit the limelight.
The tweet disclosed how Sarkodie’s mum went to Nana Fynn’s studio to warn him not to allow her son (Sarkodie) to his studio.
A lot of musicians can relate to this situation and will attest to the fact that family can be one of the biggest challenges that confronts an upcoming musician.
When Pharuk Jbreal was contacted to elaborate on the tweet, he explained that he decided to share that experience to inspire people with dreams to be reasonably stubborn for their dreams and follow Sarkodie’s shining example. He further affirmed that Sarkodie’s mum made it clear to Nana Fynn that music is taking Sarkodie’s attention from his education and that she was worried.
“I happen to know Sarkodie before he became a big star and even have a song with him, he hasn’t changed in terms of character, he is not into drugs and lives quite a decent life. It is obvious that his mum is proud of what her son has turned out to be. I have seen her at some of his events and it says it all. I can understand his mother’s concerns at that time, there are some quite disturbing stories about musicians out there and as a mother you can only be vigilant and look out for your child. I’m sure Sarkodie will one day get a degree or even go beyond that, education is not a race,” Pharuk Jbreal said.