|Real Name/Full Name:||Michael Owusu Addo|
|Age:||35 years old|
|Birth Date:||10 July 1985|
|Birth Place:||Tema, Ghana|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Adalyn Owusu Addo)|
|Is Sarkodie Gay?:||N/A|
|Profession:||Rapper/ Music Artiste/Entrepreneur|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$12 million|
|Last Updated:||July 2020|
Michael Owusu Addo, also known as Sarkodie in his profession, is a Ghanaian rapper and Entrepreneur. He hails from Tema and has made tremendous achievements in the music industry in Ghana. He has, in particular, earned various accolades being the very first winner of BET’s Best International Flow act. He prides himself as one of the major proponents of the Azonto genre and dance.
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Early Life & Biography
Sarkodie was born on 10 July 1085 at Tema, Ghana, in a family of five as the fourth-born by his mother, Emma Maame Aggrey. He attended Tema Methodist Senior School, where he obtained his Western African Senior School Certificate and IPMC, where he got a degree in Graphic Design. He started as an underground rapper in his high school years until he met his manager Duncan Williams at the famous rap competition Kasahare Level.
Michael Owusu Addo is the fourth kid of five siblings. He chooses to keep most of his personal life a secret. However, Sarkodie married Tracy in a private wedding ceremony held in his birthplace Tema on 17 July 2018. The have a daughter by the name Adalyn Owusu Addo.
Sarkodie started a foundation called the Sarkodie Foundation, which takes care of the unprivileged children in his country. He, however, lives a costly lifestyle.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 10 July 1985, Sarkodie is 35 years old as of today’s date 10th July 2020. His height is 1.92 meters tall, and his weight is 83 kg.
Sarkodie’s career began as an underground rapper until he met his former manager Duncan Williams of Duncwills Entertainment while participating in Adom FM’s rap competition Kasahare Level. It is during this event that he also met with other musicians like Edem and Castro, who introduced him to Hammer of the Last Two, an established producer who was impressed by his rap flows. Sarkodie recorded his album’ Volta Regime’ with the help of Hammer.
He recorded his debut album ‘Makye’ in collaboration with Hammer. This album featured guest appearances from Kwaw Kese, J-Town, Sway, and Paedae of R2Bees. ‘Makye’ very positive reviews from critics and fans. Sarkodie’s’ Push’ and ‘Baby’ songs were ranked ninth and nineteenth on Joy FM’s Top 50 songs of 2009. The album’s lead single, ‘Baby,’ became a hit and exposed him the more.
In 2012, he released his second album,’Rapperholic’, which supported five singles,’ Goos Bye,’ ‘One time for Your Mind,’ ‘You Go Kill Me,’ ‘Living Legend’ and ‘Onyame Nhyira.’ He toured nationwide to support the album, which later earned him his first BET nomination and a subsequent win. He released other records such as ‘Adonai’ in 2014, ‘New Guy,’ and ‘Mary’ in 2015, ‘Highest in 2017, and ‘Alfa in 2019.
Awards & Achievements
Sarkodie boasts himself of 92 awards from 165 nominations, including 22 Ghana Music Awards. He won three awards from his debut studio album, ‘Makye’ at the 4syteTV Music Video Awards and Ghana Music Awards.
At the 2012 editions of BET Awards, The Headies, Ghana Music Awards, National Youth Achievement Awards, Mobo Awards, and Channel O Music Video Awards, his second album, ‘Rapperholic’ earned him various accolades.
He also won the Best African Act at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. ‘Sarkology,’ which was released in 2014, earned him several awards, including 4 Ghana Music Awards, 1 MTV Africa Music Award, 1 Independent Music Award, four 4styte TV Music Video Awards, 1 Headies Award and 1 Ghana Music Honor.
He also won the Best West African Act at the Caribbean American and African Nations Music Awards in 2013.
Net Worth & Salary of Sarkodie in 2020
Sarkodie has an estimated net worth of $12 million as of July 2020. Sarkodie’s generates income from various sources. As a committed entrepreneur, he owns the Sark by Yas clothing line. He launched it on 27 April 2013 with accessories for men, women, and children.
He was officially endorsed as Samsung Electronics Brand Ambassador at the University of Ghana, Legon, in 2012. In the unveiling event, Samsungs’s Galaxy Pocket and Chief Hero phones had customized wallpapers of Sarkodie, and his signature and users were able to download exclusive tracks of Sarkodie.
He also signed a deal with ‘FanMilk’ Ghana in 2013. Tigo Telecommunications Ghana, a brand that sponsored his Rapperholic tour, came into partnership with Sarkodie for its brand. On 30 October 2019, the Creative Arts Industry Forum conferred him as an ambassador of the ‘Year of Return’ campaign.
Sarkodie was ranked 8th on the Forbes list of the wealthiest African rapper.
Sarkodie is one of the most successful and most prosperous rappers in Africa. He is considered as a very multifaceted rapper owing to his rap flows that come in his native language. According to e-TV in 2015, he was named among the most influential people in Ghana.