For every celebrity, your security is as just as important as your name. This is even more so for music artistes and other entertainers who often operate within crowded environments.
If there was any doubt about the importance of personal security for music artistes, the events of the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) should clear that.
But even before the fracas between Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale at the 2019 VGMAs in April 2019, one artiste who has always taken his security very seriously has been Sarkodie.
The award-winning rapper has always attended every show and other public events with his bodyguard present to ward off any immediate danger.
Even as far back as 2013, Sarkodie pulled out of the Ghana Music Awards Europe because organisers failed to facilitate the travel of his bodyguard and other crew members to London for the event.
Sarkodie has an able personal bodyguard in the person of Black Nana, whom the rapper holds in high esteem as he clearly showed in his birthday wish for Black Nana on Saturday, September 14, 2019 .
While Black Nana is often seen with Sarkodie in the rapper's public appearances, not much is known about him.
YEN.com.gh gathers Black Nana has been playing this role as head of Sarkodie's personal security for about 10 years now.
From his photos, Black Nana comes across as a loyal, competent, and serious guy who is always focused on his duties without even a smile.
There is not a single photo of him on social media smiling and even Sarkodie was disturbed by this trait in the initial stages of Black Nana joining his team.
Speaking in a recent interview on Hitz FM, Sarkodie revealed that he dragged his feet in hiring Black Nana because he never saw him laugh.
While the 'no-laugh' trait made Sarkodie wonder which kind of human being Black Nana was, the rapper hired upon second thought.
"The only person I was so afraid working with initially is the one in charge of my security, Black Nana, this guy doesn’t laugh, when almost everyone is laughing, he won’t laugh, so I was like, eish, which human being too is this? “But later on, I felt it’s right that way. People want to approach me but when they see him and his facial expression, then they become afraid and turn away."
And we guess Sarkodie made the right decision to hire Black Nana who has been going about his duties as the rapper's bodyguard for about 10 years without ever laughing.
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