Michael Owusu Addo, better known by his stage name Sarkodie, is undeniably one of the most celebrated African Rappers Of All Time. The Landlord rapper is one of the few Ghanaian/African rappers to attain wild acclaim despite performing in his native tongue.
In this featured article, we cover all you need to know about the Ghanian, including information about his parents’ hometown, educational background, wife, children, career, and awards.
What Is Sarkodie’s Real Name?
Sarkodie was born Michael Owusu Addo. He adopted the Sarkodie alias because he believes people associated with the name often become wealthy.
How Old Is Sarkodie?
Sarkodie was born on July 10th, 1985, making him 38 as of 2023.
Sarkodie’s Early Life And Parents
Sarkodie is the fourth of five children. He was raised by his mother, Emma Maame Aggrey, in Tema — a harbour city. The rapper’s mother has been a great supporter of him since the beginning of his career, and the artist loves to brag about her on social media.
Meanwhile, Augustine Owusu Addo has been named as the man who raised Sarkodie. The rapper spent more time with his mother as a child than he did with his father.
The veteran rapper began and finished his primary education in Tema, Ghana. He enrolled in Tema Methodist High School after completing his elementary schooling, where he studied visual arts and earned his Senior Secondary School Certificate. He then advanced his artistic abilities by earning a degree in graphics and design from IPMC.
Where Is The Hometown of Sarkodie?
Sarkodie was raised in Tema, Ghana, but is originally from Juaso. The town of Juaso serves as the administrative centre for the Asante Akim South district in Ghana’s Ashanti Region. On April 23, 2019, Sarkodie made his first trip back to Juaso (Nkwanta) in 28 years, accompanied by his wife and team.
Sarkodie’s Spouse: who Is Sarkodie Married To?
Tracy Owusu Addo, better known by her stage name Tracy Sarkcess, is married to the well-known Ghanaian rapper. They began dating in 2007, before deciding to tie the knot in 2018.
How Many Kids Does Sarkodie Have?
Sarkodie and Tracy are the proud parents of two adorable children, a boy and a girl. Adalyn Owusu Addo, more often known as Titi Sarkcess, is
Sarkodie’s first child. Titi Sarkcess, who has more than 37,000 Instagram followers, is only five years old.
Michael Nana Yaw Owusu Addo, the rapper’s second child, was born after four years and was given the name by him on June 21, 2020.
Sarkodie Rap Career
Sarkodie began rapping when he was four years old, and from the time he was in prep school until he graduated from IPMC with a degree in graphic design, he had strong aspirations to transform the music industry and establish himself as a major figure in the years to come. As a talented and inventive rapper, Sarkodie began his career in the underground, where he made appearances on a number of rap competitions, including the most well-known at the time, “Kasahare Level” on Adom FM, where he defeated other rappers and won the Tema rap battle championship.
He first connected with his manager Duncan Williams of Duncwills Entertainment through these rap fights. He also got to know artists like Edem, Castro, Kwaw Kese, and others, who introduced him to producer Hammer of the Last Two.
Sarkodie was introduced by Hammer, who was struck by his talent to freestyle with witty lyrics and reasoning, on two tracks from Ewe rapper Edem’s 2008 album Volta Regime, before the recording of his debut album.
Following this publicity, Sarkodie entered the recording studio with producers JaySo and Kill Beats to begin production on his debut album, “Ma Kye.” Sarkodie became a well-known musician thanks to the success of his debut single, “Baby,” which he sang with Mugees of the duo group R2Bees.
Sarkodie Career Awards
Out of 165 nominations, the legendary rapper has received 92 honours, including both national and international recognition. Sarkodie can take pride in being the first African rapper to win the Best International Flow Award at the BET Hip Hop Awards, despite the fact that winning a Grammy has long been his greatest desire.
Sarkodie won the EMY Awards in 2016 because he was regarded as the year’s top entertainer. In addition to winning a BET Award, Sarkodie has also won the The Headies three times in a row. Additionally, he has received more than 22 awards from 57 nominations, making him the most successful winner at the Ghana Music Awards.
The rapper is the owner of a home in Ghana’s Ashalley Botwe. He currently resides in Lashibi, a home that he created from nothing with his own hard-earned cash.
Sarkodie is among the exclusive group of musicians in Ghana who drives a Range Rover. The rapper possesses both a Range Rover and a Bugatti.
Sarkodie’s Booking Fee
Sarkodie is one of Ghana’s highest-paid artists, earning close to 100,000 Ghana cedis for a single performance and 50,000 cedis for campus or university events.
Sarkodie’s Net Worth
Sarkodie is rumoured to engage in extravagant purchasing whenever he travels outside of Ghana and leads a lavish lifestyle. According to Forbes, Sarkodie’s current net worth is $7 million as of 2020.