Michael Owusu Addo, professionally known as Sarkodie, is a Ghanaian rapper and entrepreneur. He is from Tema and has made significant contributions to the music industry in Ghana. He has received numerous accolades, including being the first winner of BET’s award for Best International Stream. He considers himself a great supporter of the Azonto genre and dance.
|Real name/Full name:||Michael Owusu Addo|
|Age:||36 years old|
|Date of birth:||July 10, 1985|
|Birth place:||Topic, Ghana|
|Children/children (son and daughter):||Yes (Adalyn Owusu Addo)|
|Is Sarkodie Gay?:||ON|
|Net worth in 2023:||12 million dollars|
Biography of Sarkodie
Sarkodie was born on July 10, 1085 in Tema, Ghana as the fourth child of his mother Emma Maame Aggrey. He graduated from Tema Methodist Senior School with a certificate from the Western African Senior School and IPMC with a diploma in graphic design. He was an underground rapper in high school until he met his manager Duncan Williams at the famous rap competition Kasahare Level.
Sarkodie Age, Height, Weight
Sarkodie was born on July 10th, 1985 and is 36 years old as of 2023. He is 1.92 meters tall and weighs 83 kilograms.
Sarkodie started his career as an underground rapper before he met his former manager Duncan Williams of Duncwills Entertainment while competing in Adom FM’s rap competition Kasahare Level. During this event, he also met other musicians such as Edem and Castro, who introduced him to Hammer of the Last Two, a famous producer who was impressed by his rapping flows. Hammer helped Sarkodie record his Volta Regime album.’
He collaborated with Hammer on his debut album ‘Makye’. Kwaw Kese, J-Town, Sway and Paedae of R2Bees all appeared on this album. ‘Makye’ received rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Sarkodie’s Push and Baby ranked ninth and nineteenth on Joy FM’s Top 50 Songs of 2009. The album’s lead single, ‘Baby’, became a hit, giving him further exposure.
In 2012, he released his second album, “Rapperholic”, which included five singles: “Good Bye”, “One Time for Your Mind”, “You Go Kill Me”, “Living Legend” and “Onyame Nhyira”. He went on a national tour to promote the album, which earned him his first BET nomination and subsequent win. Other albums include 2014’s ‘Adonai’, 2015’s ‘New Guy’ and ‘Mary’, 2017’s ‘Highest’ and 2019’s ‘Alfa’.
Achievements and awards
Sarkodie has 92 awards from a total of 165 nominations, including 22 Ghana Music Awards. He won three awards at the 4syteTV Music Video Awards and the Ghana Music Awards for his debut studio album, ‘Make’.
His second album, ‘Rapperholic’ won several awards in 2012 BET Awards, The Headies, Ghana Music Awards, National Youth Achievement Awards, Mobo Awards and Channel O Music Video Awards.
He was also named Best African Artist at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. His 2014 album ‘Sarkology’ won him four Ghana Music Awards, one MTV Africa Music Award, one Independent Music Award, four 4styte TV Music Video Awards, one Headies Award and one Ghana Music Honor Award. In 2013, he was also named Best West African Artist at the Caribbean American and African Nations Music Awards.
Sarkodie net worth in 2023
Sarkodie’s net worth is estimated to be $12 million as of August 2023. Sarkodie’s income comes from various sources. He is the owner of the clothing line Sark by Yas as a dedicated entrepreneur. On April 27, 2013, he launched it with accessories for men, women and children.
In 2012, he was appointed as the Samsung Electronics Brand Ambassador at the University of Ghana, Legon. During the launch event, Samsung’s Galaxy Pocket and Chief Hero phones were customized with Sarkodie’s wallpapers and his signature, and users were able to download Sarkodie’s exclusive songs.
In 2013, he also signed a contract with ‘FanMilk Ghana. Tigo Telecommunications Ghana, who sponsored his Rapperholic tour, collaborated with Sarkodie on his brand. On October 30, 2019, the Creative Arts Industry Forum appointed him as an ambassador for the ‘Year of Return’ campaign.
Sarkodie’s wife, marriage
Sarkodie prefers to keep most of his personal life private. Sarkodie, on the other hand, got married to Tracy in a private wedding ceremony on July 17, 2018 in his home town of Tema. Adalyn Owusu Addo is the name of their daughter.
Sarkodie founded the Sarkodie Foundation which cares for underprivileged children in his country. He, on the other hand, lives a lavish life