The Volta Region has had a good spotlight on their music scene this year after the emergence of Chief One, who broke into mainstream nationals and international award recognition. The new kid on the block originating from the Volta region is Sakram.
Sakram, a Hohoe-based artiste, is poised to become the next big face of the scene from northern Volta enclaves and beyond.
Sakram breaks out with his new single titled “Agbezuge”, an Afropop jam he shares with his audiences. The song “Agbezuge” is coined from Ewe folktale about a distressed peasant who has combed the lengths and breadths of the earth seeking greener pastures; yet each time he attempts to get better, struggles befall him.
The “Agbezuge” story modified by Sakram in an urbanized way to relate to the current audience details the daily struggles of a hustler in the countryside trying to make ends meet. It also relates to the countless struggles a musician has to go through before getting to the top and being recognized mainstream. The song is out on Digital Stores for streaming, distributed via Ditto Music.
Real Name: Selasi Dacosta Avortri
Majors: Rapper, Singer
The talented artiste was introduced to music at a very tender age in 2003 when he began experimenting and voicing records. Now, it is a professional career for him.
Running under Go Higher Records, an indie label created by himself, Sakram is blessed with sweet melodies and inspiring lyrics that transform society. For Sakram, creating influential music is key to his career as a musician.
Though he hails from the Southern part of the Volta Region of Ghana, he grew up in Hohoe for the most part and has become more or less a native of the area.
Sakram, also known as “Sakram 4rena”, doubles as a Music Producer, who works from an ultra-modern home studio where he records himself.
Notable songs he has released to pave way for his major coming are “Duga”, “Ashige”, “Nyatefe”, “Lorlornye”, “Focus”, “Pave A Way” and his very latest “Agbezuge”.
The Versatile Rapper/Singer, who has a catalogue of unreleased songs, is very optimistic and believes music needs to be released strategically, especially, in these times when content matters a lot to music fans, consumers and music tastemakers.
The Hohoe-based Afropop Artiste has a vision of using his music to address societal issues and also preach about Real Life Stories that will help shape Life. However, he deems it necessary to use English, Ewe and Twi Languages to send his message across.
He mentions Heavyweight Musicians like Edem, Obrafour and Sarkodie as his lead influences in music.
In his own words, “Grammys is the goal. I won’t stop working at it.”