Michael Owusu Addo, referred to professionally as Sarkodie, is a Ghanaian rapper, he is also a business person from Tema. His commitments to the Ghanaian music industry have earned him various honors, including the Vodafone Ghana Music Award for Artiste of the Decade.
In 2015, Sarkodie was positioned the nineteenth most Influential Ghanaian by e.tv Ghana. He is viewed as one of the significant defenders of the Azonto music genre and dance moves.
Childhood and vocation beginnings
Sarkodie was brought up in Tema, and is the fourth conceived of five children. He went to Tema Methodist Day Senior High School and continued to IPMC, where he earned a degree in visual depiction. Sarkodie started his music vocation as an underground rapper, taking an interest in Adom FM’s well known rap rivalry Kasahare Level.
He met his previous manager Duncan Williams of Duncwills Entertainment while taking part in the previously mentioned rivalry. He likewise met performers Edem and Castro, who acquainted him with Hammer of The Last Two, a set up record maker. Intrigued by his rap streams, Hammer permitted Sarkodie to record two tracks for his collection Volta Regime.
Music Career Of Sarkodie
Sarkodie’s second studio collection Rapperholic was discharged in 2012. It highlights visitor appearances from Efya, Chidynma, Mugeez of R2Bees, Obrafour, Jayso and EL. The collection was bolstered by five singles: “Farewell”, “Once For Your Mind”, “You Go Kill Me”, “Living Legend”, and “Onyame Nhyira”. It got positive surveys from music pundits. Sarkodie went on an across the nation visit to help the collection. Rapperholic earned
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.
Acknowledgment and Philanthropy
Sarkodie sometimes raps in his local language Twi and is viewed as a “multifaceted rapper” because of the different melodic styles he have. Sarkodie is often named as one of Africa’s most prominent hip jump craftsmen.
MTV Base positioned him 6th on its rundown of the Hottest African MC’s in 2014. In 2013, Lynx TV positioned him first on its rundown of the “Best 10 Ghanaian Rappers of All Time”. In 2015, AfricaRanking.com positioned him third on its rundown 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.
Business and Net worth Of Sarkodie
Sarkodie claims the Sark by Yas dress line, which was propelled on April 27, 2013. The attire line has embellishments for men, ladies and children.
In 2012, he was officially uncovered as the Brand Ambassador for Samsung Electronics at the University of Ghana, Legon.
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.