Michael Owusu Addo, popularly known as Sarkodie in the Ghanaian entertainment and music scene has seen with the much contribution to the music industry of Ghana with his rap verses.
Today, Sarkodie has been inspiration as many people desire to become like the popular Ghanaian rapper.
This article shall cover everything you need to know about Sarkodie, his lifestyles, rap and music journey, wife, children, school attended and more.
- Real name: Michael Owusu Addo
- Date of birth: 10 July 1985
- Country of Origin: Ghanaian
- Source of Wealth: Rapper, entrepreneur, philanthropist
- Wife: Tracy Owusu Addo
- Net worth: $17 million
- Children: Adalyn Owusu Addo, Micheal Nana Yaw Owusu Addo Jnr
- Record label: Nedjon Media/SarkCess Music/Duncwills Entertainment
Sarkodie is Ghanaians richest musician and the best rapper in Ghana and Africa. He was Michael Owusu Addo on the 10th July 1985. Sarkodie has a net worth of $17million and is engaged to Tracy Owusu with whom they are blessed with two children named Adalyn Owusu Addo and Michael Nana Yaw Addo Jnr.
Sarkodie is the fourth child of his parents and has three other siblings. He was raised in Tema, and attended Tema Methodist Day Senior High School after which he continued to IPMC, where he earned a degree in graphic design.
Sarkodie began his music career as an underground rapper,who rapped at events and shows. His skills and rap talents got him known after he participated in ‘Kasahare Level’ where he beat other competitors hands-down and emerged as the winner.
He met his former manager Duncan Williams of Duncwills Entertainment. He also met musicians like Edem and Castro, who introduced him to Hammer of The Last Two, a music producer.
After the competition he released his Makye single which got lots of artistes and has collaborated with artists like Wizkid, Ice Prince, Tiwa Savage, Banky W, Davido, Face Idibia, Fuse ODG, etc.
Albums Released By Sarkodie
Below are the albums that were released by Sarkodie during his music career in Ghana.
- Makye (2009)
- Rapperholic (2012)
- Sarkology (2014)
- Highest (2017)
- Black Love Album – Black Love (Sarkodie album) (2019)
- Live albums and EPs
- Mary (2015)
- Alpha (2019)
- Black Love (2020)
Sarkodie has released 148 nominations and has 82 awards. 22 from Ghana music awards. His debut album Makye earned him numerous nominations and 5 major awards at the 2010 Ghana Music Award as the ‘Artist of the year’, ‘Hip Hop Artist of the year’, ‘Discovery of the year’, ‘Best Rapper of the Year’ and ‘Best Collaboration of the year. He also won the BET Award in 2012, BET Hip Hop Awards in 2019, EMMY Awards in 2016, Best Hip Hop award in 2014, and many more.
Sarkodie Net Worth
Sarkodie has a net worth of $17million all from his rapping and shows he performed.