Multiple award-winning rapper Sarkodie achieved another milestone in his career when, on February 27, he addressed a group of students at Harvard Business School, the graduate business school of the prestigious Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, US.
In a talk called The Art of the Hustle, Sarkodie shared his experiences and struggles in life and career before becoming one of Africa’s biggest rappers. His empowering message was to never give up on your dreams, no matter what obstacles you’re confronted with while running them down.
While in Boston, Sarkodie is expected to perform at the 18th annual African conference at Harvard University.
The opportunity for a Ghanaian musician to address students at Harvard is unprecedented and speaks well not just for Sarkodie but for the international recognition Ghanaian artistes are beginning to earn.
It was only in 2009 that Sarkodie won the competition Kasahare on Adom FM, after which he singed with Dunwills Entertainment.
His popularity quickly grew with the release of the singles Push and Baby in 2010. Since then, he’s won several awards on his way to being ranked number 6 on MTV’s Hottest African MCs list. And on August 8, 2015, Sarkodie and 11 other Ghanaian musicians, including Efya, played the iconic Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York City, US.