Michael Owusu Addo, better known by his stage name Sarkodie, is a Ghanaian rapper and entrepreneur from Tema. He has received numerous awards for his contributions to the Ghanaian music business, including the Vodafone Ghana Music Award for Artiste of the Decade.

Sarkodie was named the 19th most influential Ghanaian by Ghana in 2015. He is regarded as one of the most ardent supporters of the Azonto music and dancing styles.


Sarkodie was born and raised in Tema, Ghana, and is the fourth of five children. He attended Tema Methodist Day Senior High School before enrolling at IPMC to pursue a degree in visual depiction. Sarkodie began his musical career as an underground rapper, taking an interest in Kasahare Level, Adom FM’s well-known rap battle.

While competing in the aforementioned rivalry, he ran into his prior manager Duncan Williams of Duncwills Entertainment. He also met performers Edem and Castro, who introduced him to Hammer of The Last Two, a phony record producer. Hammer allowed Sarkodie to record two tracks for his album Volta Regime after being intrigued by his rap streams.


Rapperholic, Sarkodie’s second studio album, was released in 2012. It features appearances by Efya, Chidynma, Mugeez of R2Bees, Obrafour, Jayso, and EL, among others. Five singles were released to promote the album: “Farewell,” “Once For Your Mind,” “You Go Kill Me,” “Living Legend,” and “Onyame Nhyira.” It received great feedback from music critics. Sarkodie traveled across the country to assist with the collection. Rapperholic has a lot of money.

Sarkodie his originally BET selection and ensuing win. Sarkodie was additionally included on the BET Hip Hop Awards figure nearby Talib Kweli, Jean Grae and Ab-Soul. He was the main African act highlighted on the cypher.On October 30, 2013, Sarkodie discharged the official remix of “You Go Kill Me”.

The melody topped at number 1 on different outlines in Ghana. Its remix highlights vocals from Wizkid, Ice Prince, Navio and EL.

In January 2014, Sarkodie discharged his third studio collection Sarkology. Fundamentally recorded in Twi, the collection highlights visitor appearances from Fuse ODG, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Banky W., Timaya, 2 Face Idibia, Efya, Mugeez, Obrafour, Burna Boy, Vivian Chidid, Vector, Silvastone, Sk Blinks, Stonebwoy, Joey B, J Town, Lil Shaker, Raquel, Sian, Kofi B and AKA. Its creation was dealt with by Magnom, Hammer, Killbeatz, Masterkraft and Silvastone, among others. The collection’s dispatch show was held at the Accra Sports Stadium in December.

Sarkodie discharged the official remix of “Adonai”. It highlights vocals from Castro and showed up on Capital Xtra’s rundown of the Top 35 Afrobeats Songs. Sarkodie propelled the Sarkcess Music record label in 2014. As a component of the dispatch, he debuted the video for “Adonai” (Remix) and “Extraordinary Someone”. Sarkodie additionally discharged the melodies “Megye Wo Girl”, “Love Rocks”, “Chingum”, and “Whimper Fi Me” under the label.

On 3 May 2014, Sarkodie performed at the fifteenth version of the Ghana Music Awards. On 7 June 2014, he joined Miguel in front of an audience to play out the last’s single “What number of Drinks?” at the MTV Africa Music Awards. In June 2014, Sarkodie worked together with Mi Casa, Lola Rae, Davido, Diamond Platnumz and Tiwa Savage to record “Africa Rising”, a tune for DSTV’s crusade of a similar name.

The battle was intended to motivate Africans to participate in network based social speculation ventures. The music video for “Africa Rising” was discharged on June 24, 2014. It was shot and coordinated by South African creation house Callback Dream.

Sarkodie discharged his fifth studio collection Highest on 8 September 2017. It contains 19 melodies, including 3 breaks and a reward track. Discharged through Sarkcess Music and Dice Recordings, the collection highlights visitor appearances from Jesse Jagz, Moelogo, Flavor, Korede Bello, Victoria Kimani and Big Narstie.

Most elevated was principally delivered by Jayso, with extra creation from Masterkraft, TSpize, Ced Solo, Nova and Guilty Beatz.


Sarkodie raps in Twi on occasion and is regarded as a “multifaceted rapper” due to the variety of melodic approaches he employs. Sarkodie is widely regarded as one of Africa’s most accomplished hip-hop artists.

On MTV Base’s list of the Hottest African MCs in 2014, he was ranked sixth. Lynx TV ranked him first on their list of the “Best 10 Ghanaian Rappers of All Time” in 2013. He was ranked third on’s list of the “Best 10 African Rappers of 2015” in 2015.

On July 13, 2013, Sarkodie propelled The Sarkodie Foundation, a non-profit devoted to supporting oppressed children. He made liberal gifts to the Royal Seed Home Orphanage in Kasoa.
On December 25, 2014, The Sarkodie Foundation left on a feed the children battle in Tema, where they furnished a large number of children with eight sacks of rice, yogurt and beverage jars. They likewise parted with school sacks, water containers, caps and different things. Roshi Motman, the CEO of Tigo Telecommunications, was likewise in participation to help the battle.


Sarkodie is the owner of the Sark by Yas clothing line, which was launched on April 27, 2013. There are embellishments for men, women, and children in the clothing collection.

He was revealed as the Samsung Electronics Brand Ambassador at the University of Ghana, Legon, in 2012.

As a component of the occasion, Samsung disclosed the Samsung Galaxy Pocket and Chief Hero Phones that had redone backdrops of Sarkodie and his mark; clients had the chance to get some selective tracks of Sarkodie. He likewise propelled the Obidi Chief earphones and marked a support manage FanMilk Ghana in 2013.

Sarkodie is presently in association with Tigo Telecommunications Ghana, a brand that supported his 2013 Rapperholic visit. On 30 October 2019, he was named as a minister for the Year of Return crusade; the respect was presented on him at the Creative Arts Industry Forum. Sarkodie because of his numerous organizations and support bargains, is worth $5 Million.

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