Sarkodie Full Biography ,Music Career, Family and Awards
25 February 2020
by Eugene Brown
Sarkodie, privately known as Michael Owusu Addo, is a Ghanaian rapper, singer and entrepreneur from Tema in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Being the fourth of five children, Sarkodie who was born and raised in Tema attended the Tema Methodist Day Senior High School. He further proceeded to IPMC, where he earned a degree in graphic designing.
Before shooting to fame, Sarkodie started his music career as an underground rapper in Tema who was a regular fixture of Adom Fm's popular rap competition 'Kasahare' Level. Sarkodie his first record label boss, Duncan Williams of Duncwills Entertainment through the show. It is also through the same show that his colleagues, Castro and Edem introduced him to Hammer of the last two who featured Sarkodie in two tracks on his album, Volta Regime.
After this collaboration, Sarkodie recorded his debut album titled Makye. The album which received positive reviews from music critics and fans as well featured guest appearances from Kwaw Kese, J-Town, Sway and Paedae of R2Bees. Sarkodies has five studio albums to his credit (Makye (2009), apperholic (2012), Sarkology (2014) Hghest (2017) Black Love (2019).
Named as one of Africa's greatest hip hop artists, Sarkodie has a lot of hit songs to his credit including ‘You Go Kill Me’, ‘Onyame Nhyira’, ‘Baby’, ‘Saara’ ‘New Guy’ and ‘Adonai’ which has received more than 7million Youtube views. Sarkodie raps in both English and local language.
Sarkodie has collaborated with several musicians both locally and internationally including Acehood, Fuse ODG, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Banky W., Timaya, 2 Face Idibia, Efya, Mugeez, Obrafour, Burna Boy, Vivian Chidid, Vector, Sk Blinks, Stonebwoy, Joey B and Castro.
Sarkodie is married to Tracy Owusu Addo. The two got married in a private wedding ceremony in Tema on July17, 2018. They have a daughter, Adalyn Owusu Addo.
Awards and Nominations
Sarkodie has received several awards and nominations. As at 2019, Sarkodie had received 87 awards from 158 nominations including 22 Ghana Music Awards. Details of all the awards and nominations can be found here (Please inser link). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_awards_and_nominations_received_by_Sarkodie#Awards_and_nominations
1. BET Awards
2. BET Hip Hop Awards
3. MTV Europe Music Award
4. EMY Awards
5. Music Awards
6. Daf BAMA Awards
7. Ghana Event Awards
8. Ghana Entertainment Awards
9 MTV Africa Music Awards
10 All Africa Music Awards
11 YouTube Sub Sahara Africa Creator Awards
12 Ghana Music Honors
13 Africa Entertainment Legend Awards
14 The Future Africa Awards
15 Ovation Red Carol & Awards
16 African Entertainment Awards USA
17 HiPipo Music Awards
18 Ben Tv Awards
19 The Headies
20 Caribbean American and African Nations Music Awards
21 National Youth Achievement Award
22 Afrobeats Music Awards
23 Independent Music Awards
24 Ghana Music Awards UK
25 Museke Online African Music Awards
26 SoundCity Music Video Awards
27 Bass Awards
28 Ghana Music Awards
29 City People Entertainment Awards
30 MOBO Awards
31 MOGO Awards
32 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
33 World Music Awards
34 African Muzik Magazine Awards
35 4syte Music Video Awards
36 Ghana Kids Choice Awards
37 Channel O Music Video Awards