Profile of Sarkodie
Date of Birth:1985-07-10Place of Birth:Tema, Ghana
Michael Owusu Addo conceived July 10, 1985 referred to expertly as Sarkodie , is a Ghanaian rapper and business person from Tema. His commitments to the Ghanaian music industry have acquired him various honors, including the Vodafone Ghana Music Award for "Artiste of the Decade".
He was declared the main champ of BET's Best International Flow act at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards. He is likewise viewed as one of the significant advocates of the Azonto sort and dance.
Sarkodie (Biography) was brought into the world on tenth July 1987 and brought up in Tema and is the fourth brought into the world of five kids. He went to Tema Methodist Day Senior High School and continued to IPMC, where he procured a degree in visual communication. Sarkodie started his music profession as an underground rapper, partaking in Adom FM's famous rap rivalry Kasahare Level.
He met his previous supervisor Duncan Williams of Duncwills Entertainment while taking part in the previously mentioned rivalry. He additionally met artists Edem and Castro, who acquainted him with Hammer of The Last Two, a set up record maker. Dazzled by his rap streams, Hammer permitted Sarkodie to record two tracks for his collection Volta Regime.
Following his cooperation with Hammer, Sarkodie recorded his introduction collection Makye. Its creation was essentially dealt with by Killbeatz and Jayso. The collection highlights visitor appearances from Kwaw Kese, J-Town, Sway and Paedae of R2Bees. Makye got positive surveys from pundits and fans. It was upheld by a show held at Holy City Gardens in Accra.
On 16 September 2009, Sarkodie performed close by Busta Rhymes at the Busta Rhymes Live in Ghana show. In 2010, his "Push" and "Child" melodies were positioned 10th and thirteenth on Joy FM's Top 50 tunes of 2009, separately. The collection's lead single "Child" turned into a moment hit and gave Sarkodie openness. Sarkodie's second studio collection Rapperholic was delivered in 2012. It highlights visitor appearances from Efya, Chidynma, Mugeez of R2Bees, Obrafour, Jayso and EL. The collection was upheld by five singles: "Farewell", "Once For Your Mind", "You Go Kill Me", "Remarkable individual", and "Onyame Nhyira".
It got positive surveys from music pundits. Sarkodie went on a cross country visit to help the collection. Rapperholic acquired Sarkodie his initially BET selection and ensuing win. Sarkodie was likewise highlighted on the BET Hip Hop Awards figure close by Talib Kweli, Jean Grae and Ab-Soul. He was the solitary African demonstration highlighted on the code.
On 7 July 2012, Sarkodie commenced his visit through Canada. He visited the United States in August 2012, acting in urban communities and states like New York City, Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland, Atlanta, Chicago, Texas and Massachusetts. In the wake of delivering Rapperholic, Sarkodie left on a visit to advance the collection.
On 27 August 2012, he performed close by R2Bees, Fally Ipupa and Iyanya at the Africa Unplugged Music Festival. In 2012, Sarkodie performed "How Low" with Ludacris at the 020 Live show.
On October 30, 2013, Sarkodie delivered the authority remix of "You Go Kill Me". The melody crested at number 1 on different diagrams in Ghana. Its remix highlights vocals from Wizkid, Ice Prince, Navio and EL. In January 2014, Sarkodie delivered his third studio collection Sarkology.
Basically recorded in Twi, the collection highlights visitor appearances from Fuse ODG, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Banky W., Timaya, 2 Face Idibia, Efya, Mugeez, Obrafour, Burna Boy, Vivian Chidid, Vector, Silvastone, Sk Blinks, Stonebwoy, Joey B, J Town, Lil Shaker, Raquel, Sian, Kofi B and AKA. Its creation was dealt with by Magnom, Hammer, Killbeatz, Masterkraft and Silvastone, among others. The collection's dispatch show was held at the Accra Sports Stadium in December. Sarkodie delivered the authority remix of "Adonai". It highlights vocals from Castro and showed up on Capital Xtra's rundown of the Top 35 Afrobeats Songs. Sarkodie dispatched the Sarkcess Music record mark in 2014.
As a component of the dispatch, he debuted the video for "Adonai" (Remix) and "Uncommon Someone". Sarkodie likewise delivered the tunes "Megye Wo Girl", "Love Rocks", "Chingum", and "Cry Fi Me" under the mark. On 3 May 2014, Sarkodie performed at the fifteenth release of the Ghana Music Awards. On 7 June 2014, he joined Miguel in front of an audience to play out the last's single "The number of Drinks?" at the MTV Africa Music Awards. In June 2014, Sarkodie teamed up with Mi Casa, Lola Rae, Davido, Diamond Platnumz and Tiwa Savage to record "Africa Rising", a melody for DSTV's mission of a similar name.
The mission was intended to motivate Africans to participate in local area based social venture projects. The music video for "Africa Rising" was delivered on June 24, 2014. It was shot and coordinated by South African creation house Callback Dream.
On 10 June 2015, Sarkodie delivered the Ace Hood-helped "New Guy". It was delivered for advanced utilization on 10 June 2015 through Sarkcess Music and Ivy League Records. Composed by the two specialists and delivered by CedSolo, "New Guy" is an African hip bounce and hip jump melody that contains exchanging rap sections, while its verses manage Sarkodie's craving and inspiration for progress.
Improvement for "New Guy" started in mid 2015 when Sarkodie paid a sum of $25,000 to cover the creation expenses related with the account. He additionally needed Ace Hood to show up on the track since he thought about him "one of the world's most impressive rappers". On 12 September 2015, Sarkodie delivered Mary, a live collection named after his grandma who passed on in 2012. "Mewu" was delivered as the lead single from the collection two months earlier. A signature meeting for the collection was held at the West Hills Mall in Accra. Sarkodie sold almost 4,000 duplicates of the collection on the principal day of its delivery.
In February 2016, he addressed a gathering of Harvard Business School understudies. Themed "The Art of the Hustle", his discourse was fundamentally about the difficulties related with being an African performer. Sarkodie additionally performed at the occasion following his discourse.
Sarkodie held the fourth release of his Rapperholic show on Christmas Day. Tickets for the occasion sold out inside 72 hours of its delivery. The show included extra exhibitions from Fuse ODG, R2Bees, Wizkid, Samini, VVIP, Efya and Shatta Wale. On 11 March 2016, Sarkodie performed with the music band The Composers at the O2's Indigo setting; the occasion was facilitated by DJ Abrantee.
Sarkodie delivered his fifth studio collection Highest on 8 September 2017. It contains 19 melodies, including 3 intervals and a reward track. Delivered through Sarkcess Music and Dice Recordings, the collection highlights visitor appearances from Jesse Jagz, Moelogo, Flavor, Korede Bello, Victoria Kimani and Big Narstie. Most noteworthy was basically created by Jayso, with extra creation from Masterkraft, TSpize, Ced Solo, Nova and Guilty Beatz.
Sarkodie delivered his introduction expanded play Alpha in June 2019. The 6-track EP highlights visitor appearances from Joey B and Ebony Reigns. Sarkodie prodded his coordinated effort with Reigns during the Ebony Reigns show, which celebrated the late artist.
He delivered his fifth studio collection Black Love on December 20, 2019. It highlights visitor craftsman like Mr Eazi, Efya, Donae'o, Idris Elba, Stonebwoy, Tekno, Maleek Berry, Herman Suede, King Promise and Kizz Daniel. The collection was upheld by the recently delivered singles "Gathering and Bullshit", "Saara", "Do You" and "Can't Let Go". In a meeting with OkayAfrica in November, Sarkodie said the collection investigates topics of dark love and connections.
Sarkodie frequently raps in his local language Twi and is viewed as a "complex rapper" because of the different melodic styles he has. Sarkodie is regularly named as one of Africa's most noteworthy hip bounce artists.MTV Base positioned him 6th on its rundown of the Hottest African MCs in 2014. In 2013, Lynx TV positioned him first on its rundown of the "Main 10 Ghanaian Rappers of All Time".
In 2015, AfricaRanking.com positioned him third on its rundown of the "Main 10 African Rappers of 2015". In 2015, The Guardian recorded him as one of its main five hip bounce follows up on the African mainland. He was positioned eighth on Forbes and Channel O's 2013 and 2015 rundown of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artistes.
On July 13, 2013, Sarkodie dispatched The Sarkodie Foundation, a non-benefit devoted to supporting oppressed kids. He made liberal gifts to the Royal Seed Home Orphanage in Kasoa. On December 25, 2014, The Sarkodie Foundation left on a feed the children's mission in Tema, where they gave a great many children eight sacks of rice, yogurt and refreshment jars.
They likewise parted with school sacks, water containers, caps and different things. Roshi Motman, the CEO of Tigo Telecommunications, was additionally in participation to help the campaign.In October 2020,He voiced out his interests over the police severity in Nigeria during the #EndSARS fight.
Sarkodie claims the Sark by Yas dress line, which was dispatched on April 27, 2013. The attire line has extras for men, ladies and youngsters. In 2012, he was formally revealed as the Brand Ambassador for Samsung Electronics at the University of Ghana, Legon.
As a feature of the occasion, Samsung divulged the Samsung Galaxy Pocket and Chief Hero Phones that had altered backdrops of Sarkodie and his mark; clients had the chance to download elite tracks of Sarkodie. He additionally dispatched the Obidi Chief earphones and marked an underwriting manage FanMilk Ghana in 2013.
Sarkodie is presently in organization with Tigo Telecommunications Ghana, a brand that supported his 2013 Rapperholic visit. On 30 October 2019, he was delegated as a represetative for the Year of Return crusade; the honor was given on him at the Creative Arts Industry Forum.
Sarkodie wedded Tracy in a private wedding function held in Tema, Ghana on 17 July 2018. They have two youngsters; a girl, Adalyn Owusu Addo and a child; Micheal Nana Yaw Owusu Addo Jnr. who is named after the acclaimed rapper. St