Music of Monday, 14 December 2015
He is admired by followers of all music genres partly because of his constant amiability, but gospel singer Kofi Sarpong says he does not want to be called DSP by anybody again.
Not even by his most cherished fans!
The decision is an expression by his management team to match the growth of his musical brand against his professional advancements as a police officer.
The singer debuted onto the gospel scene in 2010 with the award-winning album “Sacrifice,” when he was a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in the Ghana Police Service.
He has since 2012, been promoted to the rank of a Superintendent, a development which has, more or less, created a double identity for him now.
Whilst many in the entertainment industry, notably gospel music lovers, still address him as DSP, some have also argued that he should be addressed by his latest rank.
Speaking to The Spectator Agoro over the matter on Monday, his manager, Ernest Kwesi Ennin, of Media Excel Productions, disclosed that the policeman-cum-singer was no longer comfortable with the address DSP.
“Without any disrespect to anyone, he has along moved beyond his previous rank which many still prefer to address him by. Yes, we acknowledge that in showbiz and especially with branding, you don’t just change an identity which has caught up with your fans. That is how awkward we find it. But Mr. Sarpong’s love for his first love, the police profession, is something that he never will let go, even after retiring.