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Sarkodie Basic Information
|Real Name:||Michael Owusu Addo|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||July 10, 1988 (35) Years Old|
|Place of Birth:||Tema, Ghana|
|Education:||Tema Methodist Day Senior High School|
Ghanaian rapper, composer, and businessman Michael Owusu Addo, better known by his stage name Sarkodie, was born in Tema on July 10, 1988. He has received various honors for his contributions to the Ghanaian music business, including the Vodafone Ghana Music Award for “Artiste of the Decade.” In addition, at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, he was revealed as the first recipient of the BET Award for Best International Flow Artist. He is also regarded as one of the Azonto movement’s most influential dance and genre proponents and one of the greatest African rappers ever.
As a participant in the well-known rap competition Kasahare Level hosted by Adom FM, Sarkodie launched his music career as an underground rapper. Due to the variety of musical genres, he can perform in, Sarkodie—who frequently raps in his native Twi, a Ghanaian language—is referred to as a “multifaceted rapper.” According to many, one of Africa’s best hip-hop artists is Sarkodie. Sarkodie established The Sarkodie Foundation on July 13, 2013, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping disadvantaged kids. In addition, he made kind contributions to the Kasoa Royal Seed Home Orphanage.
Tracy Owusu Addo, formerly Tracy Ama, is the beloved and multiple-award-winning Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie’s wife. Tracy is a businesswoman and entrepreneur that runs her own enterprise. Adalyn Owusu Addo, aka Titi, is Tracy and Sarkodie’s lovely daughter. Micheal Nana Yaw Owusu Addo Junior is their new baby boy. Additionally, she is a management group member in charge of her husband Sarkodie’s record label, Sarkcess Music. In the same Tema neighborhood where they grew up, Comm.9, Tracy and Sarkodie met and started dating. On July 17, 2018, Sarkodie and Tracy were wed in Ghana after 11 years of dating in a lavish private ceremony.
Sarkodie has a sister named Maame Adwoa. Maame is a popular TikTok user who creates dancing videos and comedic material about African culture. “Trust God. Be kind,” is her mantra. Busta Rhymes and Soulja Boy are among the musicians featured in her TikTok videos. She has more than 370,000 followers.
Mr. Augustine Owusu Addo is the name of Sarkodie’s father. Sarkodie was the fourth of five children born to Mr. Owusu and his wife, Maame Aggrey. When Sarkodie visited his father and his half-brothers, it was revealed in a 2013 story that his father had another wife.
Emma Maame Aggrey is the name of Sarkodie’s mother. It isn’t known about the woman, but she is reported to be pretty supportive of her son’s music career.
His estimated net worth of Sarkodie is $15 million. With a net worth of roughly $7 million, Sarkodie was ranked as the ninth-richest musician in Africa by Forbes Africa in 2017. At that time, he was the sole musician from Ghana on the list. He is now among the wealthiest musicians in Ghana as a result of this. It is plain to see that Sarkodie earns the majority of his income from his music profession.
More than 900,000 people subscribe to him on YouTube. As a result, he is one of the highest-paid musicians in Ghana, with YouTube earnings of more than $24,000. In addition, the famous rapper receives many monthly streams from platforms like Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Boom Play, etc. As a result, he can also generate a few sizable sales using these digital platforms.
Reputable companies, including Standard Chartered Bank, FanMilk, Samsung, Tigo Ghana, Jumia Ghana, the erstwhile UT Bank, and many others, have offered him endorsement and ambassadorial contracts, which have significantly boosted his income.
In Ghana, he owns a mansion at Ashally Botwe valued at thousands of dollars. He also has properties abroad. According to reports, Sarkodie’s home in the UK is worth more than $250,000. In addition, he currently purchased a house in the US.
Range Rover Vogue, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce Phantom, Lamborghini Aventador, Porsche Carrera, Range Rover Sport, Toyota Land Cruiser Kantanka Mensah, Dodge Nitro, and a few other high-end vehicles are among Sarkodie’s collection of luxury automobiles.
Sarkodie has won multiple honors, proving he is a top African rapper. He has garnered 82 accolades, including 22 Ghana music awards and 148 nominations. The 2010 Ghana Music Award recognized him as the “Artist of the Year,” “Hip Hop Artist of the Year,” “Discovery of the Year,” “Best Rapper of the Year,” and “Best Collaboration of the Year” for his debut album Makye. He also received numerous nominations. He also received numerous more awards, including the BET Award in 2012, BET Hip Hop Awards in 2019, EMMY Awards in 2016, and Best Hip Hop Award in 2014.
In 2014, Sarkodie founded the record label Sarkcess Music. He debuted “Adonai” (Remix) and “Special Someone” videos as part of the launch. The tracks “Megye Wo Girl,” “Love Rocks,” “Chingum,” and “Whine Fi Me” were also released by Sarkodie under the label. An independent Ghanaian label established by producer Duncan Williams, Duncwills Entertainment, had previously signed him.