Michael Owusu Addo ( born July 10, 1988) known professionally as Sarkodie is a Ghanaian rapper and entrepreneur from Tema. His contributions to the Ghanaian music Industry has earned him numerous accolades, including the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for “Artiste of the Decade”. He was announced the first winner of BET’s Best International Flow artiste at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards. He is also considered one of the major proponents of the Azonto genre and dance, as well as the most successful African rapper.
Following his collaboration with Hammer, Sarkodie recorded his debut album Makye. Its production was handled by Killbeatz and Jayson.
In 2010, his “PUSH” and “BABY” songs were ranked ninth and thirteenth on Billboard. The album’s lead single “BaBY” became an instant hit and gave Sarkodie exposure.
Sarkodie’s ‘Rapperholic‘ album earned him his first BET nomination and subsequent win. Sarkodie was featured on the BET Hip Hop Awards cypher alongside Talib Kweli, Jean Grae and Ab-soul. He was the only African act featured on the cypher.
The Ghanaian rapper and hiplife artiste has received 105+ awards, a Grammy nomination and 176+ other nominations.
The Heavyweight rapper keeps expressing his desire to win his first Grammy award.