In today’s article, our celebrity spotlight is on Ghanaian rap icon Sarkodie, his biography, career, love life and net worth.
Sarkodie is a Ghanaian rapper, songwriter and entrepreneur from Tema. His contributions to the African music industry has earned him several accolades. Let’s get started!
Michael Owusu Addo, professional known as Sarkodie was born on July 10, 1988 and is the fourth of five children. He was raised in Koforidua before his parents moved to Tema where he started schooling.
He had his secondary education at Tema Methodist Day Senior High School and proceeded to IPMC, where he earned a degree in graphic design.
Sarkodie began his music career as an underground rapper, participating in Adom FM’s popular rap competition Kasahare Level. He met his former manager Duncan Williams of Duncwills Entertainment while participating in the aforementioned competition.
He also met colleague musicians Edem and Castro, who introduced him to ‘Hammer of the last two’, as an established record producer. Impressed by his rap prowess, Hammer allowed Sarkodie to record two tracks for Edem’s maiden album Volta Regime.
Since then, Sarkodie’s career took an amazing turn, he rose through the ranks of best rappers in Ghana and on the continent and now he’s Africa’s best rapper for a decade and still counting.
Following his collaboration with Hammer, Sarkodie recorded his debut album Makye. It’s production was primarily handled by Killbeatz and Jayso. The album featured guest appearances from Kwaw Kese, J-Town, Sway and Paedae of R2Bees. Sarkodie’s debut album received positive reviews from critics and fans. It was supported by a concert held at Holy City Gardens. The Ghanaian rapper now has several award-winning albums to his name with the latest being the No Pressure album.
Listen to Sarkodie’s No Pressure Album here.
Sarkodie is Africa’s most awarded rapper. He was awarded the ‘artiste of the decade‘ award at the Vodafone Ghana music Awards ceremony.
He was announced the first winner of BET ‘best international flow artist’ at the 2019 BET awards ceremony. The Ghanaian rapper has received 120 awards from 191 nominations, including 25 Ghana music Awards. His debut album earned him a nomination at the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards.
Rapperholic, his second studio album earned him accolades at the 2012 editions of the BET Awards, The Headiest, Ghana music Awards, National Youth Achievement Awards, MOBO Awards and Channel O Music Video Awards.
Sarkodie married his long time girlfriend Tracy in a private wedding ceremony held in Tema, Ghana on July 17, 2018.
They have two children, Titi and MJ.
Net worth 2022
It is obvious that Sarkodie makes most of his money from his music career. He is one of the most successful African musicians with international recognition. He’s the most awarded musician in Africa, and we know every awards comes with some amount of money.
Sarkodie has over 800,000 Youtube subscribers. This makes him one of the musicians with the highest YouTube subscribers. According to the music streaming platform, he makes over $24,000 per month, making him one of the top earning African musicians.
The Ghanaian rap icon has a whooping amount of US$16 million dollars for his net worth. That’s a whole lot of money. He’s rich.
Sarkodie has had endorsement and ambassadorial deals with big brands such as Standard Chartered Bank, FanMilk, Samsung, AirtelTigo Ghana, Jumia Ghana, UT Bank and many others.
The award-winning rapper is known to have paved the way for most Ghanaian and African new music acts such as Kwesi Arthur, Ladipoe, King Promise, Black Sheriff, Strongman, Medikal, Oxlade, Sista Afia, Sefa Gh, Stonebwoy, M.anifest and several others.
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