Being a rapper makes you stand out from the rest, not just a rapper but also a businessman. Music is pure art and if you are good at it, it will take you places. Everyone wants to sing or rap, but some people are just extraordinary when it comes to rapping. This article will cover the life of Sarkodie, Ghanaian best rapper and also one of African Best in the industry.
Sarkodie Net Worth 2020 And Biography
- Full Name: Michael Owusu Addo
- Date Of Birth: July 10, 1985
- Occupation: Rapper, Song Writer
- Country Of Origin: Ghana
- Sarkodie Net Worth: $7 Million
BIOGRAPHY & EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Born July 10, 1985, is Michael Owusu Addo professionally known as Sarkodie. Born as the fourth child of the family, he was being raised by a single parent, his mother Maame Aggrey. Sarkodie was born in Tema, Ghana, where he attended school. He attended the Tema Methodist Senior High School and furthered on by earning a degree in Graphic design. Sarkodie started rapping at a young age, after getting his degree from IPMC, he worked as an instrumentalist and was an underground rapper. He attended different rap battle shows and won, one which he appeared on was Adom FM’s popular rap competition Kasahare Level. During that competition Sarkodie met Duncan Williams of Duncwills Entertainment, he met artists like Edem and Castro. They both introduced him to a record producer named the Hammer Of The Last Two. Hammer was an established record producer, after listening to Sarkodie rap flows, he was impressed and decided to feature him on his album which he named the Volta Regime album.
After this featuring and after the rap battle competition, Sarkodie signed a record deal with JM Entertainment. Sarkodie decided to release his own album and he titled it Makye. This album brought him out into the Ghanaian Music Industry, one of the hit singles from that album which was his first official single featuring Mugeez of the duo R2Bees and they titled it Baby became an instant hit in the Ghanaian Music Industry. Sarkodie released his album with production from Killbeatz and Jayso as well as guest appearances from Kwaw Kese, J-Town, Sway and Paedae of R2Bees. The album which was launched in 2009 at the Accra Mall, followed up by a concert at the Holy City Accra. The album received positive reviews from fans and critics. This album made a breakthrough for Sarkodie. The year 2010, he dropped several songs, amongst all was Push” and “Baby” songs which were ranked ninth and thirteen On Joy Fm’s Top 50 songs of 2010, respectively.
The year 2011 Sarkodie started anticipating the Rapperholic album, he dropped released “Good Bye”, “One Time For Your Mind”, “You Go Kill Me”, “Living Legend”, and “Onyame Nhyira” as lead singles off the Rapperholic album. You Go Kill Me was the trending single off that album, he featured EL. The song was well-received not only in Ghana but lots of African countries. This made Sarkodie shoot the music video, which was well directed and featured a cameo appearance from Sulley Muntari, Castro, Deborah Owusu-Bonsu, X.O Senovoe, DJ Mensah and Funny Face. Following his way to success, he released the Rapperholic album in the year 2012. This album was like the best in his musical career, it received lots of positive reviews from critics in the industry. This album featured Efya, Chidinma, Mugeez of R2Bees, Obrafour, Jayso, EL and many others. He went on a tour for the Rapperholic album which made him receive his first BET nomination and he also won it. He was also featured on the BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher alongside Talib Kweli, Jean Gra, and Ab-Soul. He was the only African act featured on the Cypher.
The year 2013, Sarkodie featured Wizkid, Mario, Ice Prince and EL on that You Go Kill Me single making it a massive hit all over Africa. The remix peaked at Number one on all Ghana charts. December 21st, 2013, Sarkodie put up a concert for the launch of his new album Sarkology at the Accra Sports Stadium. The album was later released on January 2nd, 2014. The album features guest appearances from Fuse ODG, AKA, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Banky W, 2 Face Idibia, Joey B and Efya. Releasing the Sarkology album was a good one for Sarkodie, as his fan base increased more. Following this, he released the remix of his song Adonia, which became a hit across Africa. The song was featured in BBC’s Capital Xtra Top 35 Afrobeats Songs. That same year, Sarkodie premiered the video for his hit song Adonia remix, and also for his song featuring Castro and AKA Special Someone. He then used it as the launch for his record label which he named Sarkcess Music. Opening his record label was a dream come true for Sarkodie, Under the label, he released the following songs Megye Wo Girl”, “Love Rocks”, “Chingum”, and “Whine Fi Me”. That same year he collaborated with Sarkodie collaborated with Mi Casa, Lola Rae, Davido, Diamond Platnumz and Tiwa Savage on a song for DSTV’s Africa Rising campaign, which was designed to inspire Africans to partake in community-based social investment projects.
The year 2015, Sarkodie dropped another Album which he titled Mary. This album name was after his grandmother who died in the year 2012. The album was recorded and released on September 12, 2015. An autograph session which was held at the biggest Mall in West Africa, the West Hill Mall. Sarkodie made a huge success that day, as he sold up to 4,000 copies. That same year he spoke at the Harvard University to some students which he tagged The Art of the Hustle. He talked about how rap music had changed his life and the challenges he faces being an African musician. After the speech, Sarkodie performed at the event. The year 2017 Sarkodie dropped his fifth Studio album which he named Highest. This album was released under his record label Sarkcess music and Dino Recording. The album has guest appearances from Jesse Jagz, Moelogo, Flavour, Korede Bello, Victoria Kimani, and Big Narstie. It comprises of 19 songs, a bonus track and 3 interludes. Producers on the album include Masterkraft, Jayso, TSpize, Ced Solo, Nova and Guilty Beatz.
Sarkodie is known to be a rapper who raps in his local dialect Two, most times he is considered as a two-face rapper because he uses various styles for his music. He was ranked 8th on Forbes and Channel O’s 2013 and 2015 lists of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artistes Sarkodie has influenced the lives of many Africans has he had worked on various campaigns to help young people. He worked on the road safety campaign, after the demise of his friend and Singer this year, he used the song Wake up Call to call on the government, telling them to curb road accidents in the country, which has endangered the lives of many young ones. He also worked on the Youth Empowerment campaign, he said the youths should not wait on the government to implement jobs for them, rather they should have an entrepreneur mindset and develop a skill of their choice, so they can empower themselves. The rapper which said he is motivated by his past and his struggle, he does not want what he has faced being for anyone. He initiated the campaign and Ghanaian actress Joselyn Dumas was on board to support the initiative.
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
Getting married to the love of his life was such a dream come true for the rapper, he was so happy and very emotional on that day. Sarkodie got married to his long-time girlfriend Tracy on the 17th of July 2018. This was done as a private wedding, as it even took time before the public knew about it. This private ceremony was held in Tema, Sarkodie hometown. They both have a daughter together named Adalyn Owusu Addo.
SARKODIE NET WORTH 2020 ($7 MILLION)
Being one of Ghanaian best artiste, he is also rated as one of the richest. Sarkodie is known to be an artist who lives a life of luxury. He flaunts his wealth a lot on social media. Apart from doing music, Sarkodie also runs his own personal business. He runs a clothing line which is named Sarkcess clothing. He is known as one of the most influential people in Ghana.
Sarkodie owns a mansion in Ashalley Botwe, Ghana, he owns another one in the United Kingdom which he bought for about $250,000. Sarkodie is a lover of cars, as he owns a big fat I, a Range Rover, and a Toyota Matrix. He also buys expensive jewelry which he shows off online. With all this, Sarkodie’s net worth has been estimated to be about $7 million.
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Sarkodie has done well in the music industry not just in Ghana but also in Africa. He has proven that he is a force to reckon with. Many upcoming rappers look up to him as their me to. He has influenced and touches the lives of those around him positively. He has been consistent and preaches through his music, about the struggle which he faces, and also about the government in Ghana. He hopes to make Africa a better place.
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