The BET award winner, Michel Owusu Addo, born 10th of July, 1988, In Tema town of Ghana. He is the fourth child in his family.
He started rapping at a tender age, which led him to grow vast in his career.
He earned a degree in Graphics Design from IPMC.
Sarkodie often raps in his native language Twi and he is known to be a “multifaceted rapper”
The Ghanaian superstar music act entered the lime light with his first single which was set to have built his fan base with his first single ‘Baby’ featuring Mageez of duo group R2Bees.
After getting involved in various rap battles the versatile rapper got himself some connections, like meeting his first manager Ducan Willams of Dunkwill entertainment. (Now former manager). The impression also made him record his successful debut album Makaye and this paved way for him in Ghanaian music industry as one of the uprising stars with the finest of rich lyrical content. This album is of no doubt a way up for Sarkodie to set his name among the rising stars that revolved the tune of his fans globally.
The entertainer is always geared to a philosophy “if you fail to program your life, life will program you”. This has been the driving force for him to work hard and set a map with his new tune in the industry.
In 2012, the album “Rapperhollic” which had the popular “Goodbye”, ‘Onyame Nhyira’ as led singles was a hit that kept him on track and subsequently attracted numerous of awards for him .
He was ranked the 19th most influential Ghanian by e.tv Ghana.
In October, 2013. He released the popular ‘You go kill me’ featuring the ever famous Bba Nla also known as Wizkid, Ice prince, Navio and El. This made his song no. 1 on various charts in Ghana. And also bringing much familiarity to his fans globally.
In January 2nd, 2014, his first album was lunched at the Accra sports stadium.
This drive pumped him to a number of nominations, nationwide, Africa and the world, which includes; Ghana music awards for best collaboration of the year and Best hip hop signs (2014) World Independent Award
In 2013 he was ranked 8th most bankable artist Africa by Forbes Incorporation.
In 2015, AfricanRanking ranked him 3rd on its list of “top 10 Ghanaian rappers of all times.
Best Rap act, 2014 MTV Base Africa Music Awards .
Net Worth of Sarkodie
Real name: Michel Owusu Addo
Stage name: Sarkodie
Date Of Birth 10th July, 1988
Net worth : $ 5 million
List of Sarkodie’s Awards And Nominations
- Ghana Music Awards- wins (18)
- MOBO Awards – wins (0)
- Independent music Awards – wins(1)
- Channel O music Awards – wins (0)
- Nigerian Entertainment Awards wins (1)
- 4syte music video awards – wins (14)
- MTV Base Africa Awards wins(1)
- BET Awards – wins (1)
- Ben TV Awards- wins (1)
- The Headies -wins (1)
- Emy Awards – wins (1)
- MOGO Awards -wins (1)
- Afro Beats Awards (1)
- Bass Awards Awards -wins (3)
The Ghanaian music star has received 53 Awards and 102 nominations including 18 Ghana music awards, a feat he is sure to surpass in the nearest future.
Sakodie: Fee Per Show
According to anonymous source, Sakodie has been tagged to be the highest paid Ghanaian musician
This is fact as he charges nothing less than 100,000 cephas per show
This amount had been confirmed and he will not appear on any show if the money is not fully paid and confirmed.
Sarkodie’s Business Aside Music
Sarkodie is an established entrepreneur .his good taste for fashion made him to invest in clothing line business .
He has a clothing line called “Shark by Yas clothing line lunched April 27 2013.
With lots of stocks for basically men, women and kids outfit.
It is no doubt he makes real money from the clothing line.
Before that, 2012 he was unveiled as the brand ambassador for Samsung mobile
The superstar also lunched the Obidi chief Headphones in 2013.
Currently, he is in partnership with tigo telecommunications, Ghana. The official brand footed the bills of Rapperhollic tour
He has an endorsement with Fan milk Ghana worth several thousands of Cephas
How Sakodie Became Popular Within Africa & To The World. (World Tour)
To start with, the prolific Ghanaian most influential rapper kicked off his tour in the United states August 2011
He had mind blowing performance in different places including Atlanta, New Jersey, Texas to mention a few.